Buried someplace in the fresh pile of debris at the crossway of Erie Boulevard and State Street are the last residues of Fred Winkler’s bithplace. The Purple Heart-winning World War II veteran was born upon the 3rd floor of the historical Nicholaus Building, which from the early-1800s till its demolition Friday night had actually been a hallmark of Schenectady’s lively German community. […] it was a green, 70-foot excavator that dealt the last blows to the structure, which cops said in a press release Friday had actually ended up being structurally unsound and hazardous, “shaking and vibrating” and “triggering splitting and separating of the walls, ceilings and floors” of the ground-level Thai Bistro.
Schenectady’s Nicholaus Building minimized to a memory
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