Hollis E. MurphyBloomingdale Avenue from Mt. Pisgah, 1902. The Baptist Church is at left, directly across Bloomingdale Avenue from the Grand Union Hotel; immediately to its right is Finnegan's. Further right, about the center of the photograph is the Leis Block, before its front was extended, or its cure porches added. At bottom right is the mill of Branch and Callanan. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, November 12, 1954 Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 24, 1948 Adirondack Daily Enterprise, October 26, 1962 Address:

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.

The Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Bernard's Church Thursday at 5:30 a m. A Rosary Service will be held Wednesday evening at 8:15 a.m. the Keough and Son Funeral Home.

Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7 to 9. p. m.

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