Field Trip

Blake Family Grave Site

Clip: Season 2 Episode 3 | 1m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

Adam Blake Jr. is one of the most extraordinary entrepreneurial success stories of 19th-century Albany — a man whose rags-to-riches rise is often likened to a Horatio Alger tale. He built the landmark Kenmore Hotel on North Pearl Street, owned a string of restaurants and hotels, hobnobbed with governors and when he died in 1881 had a net worth estimated at more than $10 million in today’s dollars.

Aired: 04/29/22

Rating: NR

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