Albany’s Alfred E. Smith Building Is a Testament to Reading

Alfred E. Smith Building — Image from Wikimedia

If you were to ask my friends from our high-school class of 1969 about the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany, New York, some of them might be able to tell you that this 34-story building is named after the four-term governor of New York State. Most of them, however, would only remember a funny incident that occurred there in 1965 when we visited as part of our eighth-grade trip. And I…



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Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.