Old Address: 11 Bloomingdale Avenue
Other names: Modern Cleaners (1954), Barbata's Auto Electric, Vitullo Brothers Dry Cleaning & Tailor (1933-1950), Kay's Lunch, Bill Mansion's Hardware, Bouyea's Taxi, Lavigne Taxi Service (1969)
Year built: Between 1895 and 1902
Other information: This was a three-story building that housed a number of businesses with apartments on the upper floors. On the 1924 Sanborn map, this address is labelled "Undertaker" and Marie Leis Pearce in Henry P. Leis: The Man from Saranac Lake, p. VIII, 9, describing a photograph of Bloomingdale Avenue taken from the top of the Alpine Hotel identifies the building as "Finnegan's Funeral Parlors and furniture store". In 1925 it was the home of Thomas and Agnes Finnegan, and of George W. Finnegan. And in 1967 it was the site of a store and warehouse belonging to Roland Patnode.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 3, 1965
Help Wanted – Male
RELIABLE TAXI DRIVER. Apply in person, Bouyea's Taxi, 11 Bloomingdale Ave.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 6, 1962
Mrs. Finnegan Dies, Rites Set For Thurs.
Mrs. George Finnegan passed away at her home 11 Bloomingdale Avenue yesterday. Mrs. Finnegan made her home with her sister-in-law, Miss Agnes Finnegan. Previous to his death, Mr. and Mrs. Finnegan carried on the Modern Cleaners business, at 11 Bloomingdale Avenue. Mrs. Finnegan had lived most of her married life in Saranac Lake.
She is survived by one brother, William Offik, of Albany, her sister-in-law. Miss Agnes Finnegan, a niece. Mrs. Payne Johnson of Fairfax, Va. as well as many many cousins.
Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7 to 9. p. m.