Samuel Farkas House, 1889, Albany


This Second Empire home is one of the most interesting in downtown Albany. Samuel Farkas came to Albany from Hungary at the age of 18. He couldn’t speak a word of English and only had fifty cents in his pocket. He came to Albany to work with his uncle who had set up a successful mercantile business after the Civil War. In 1872, Farkas opened a stable which focused on the sale of mules. In twenty years, he had amassed a fortune.

National Register of Historic Places


1 thought on “Samuel Farkas House, 1889, Albany

  1. Jesse Williford

    We were raised in Albany ,I learned to swim in Radium Springs it was a very beautiful place in the 1940s, I have a lot of memories growing up in Albany.


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