February 28, 2012

Robert H. Jackson Albany Law School, Class of 1912

In 2012 we celebrate Robert H. Jackson’s Centennial anniversary since attending and graduating Albany Law School in 1912.  Prior to graduating from Albany Law, becoming U.S. Attorney General, a Supreme Court Justice and chief prosecutor of Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg Trials following World War II; Jackson shared a tiny one bedroom apartment with two classmates at 267 Lark Street.  The Lark Street building was finished in 1850 and Jackson is listed as living at the address on a 1912 city directory. 

Jackson took his wife, Irene Gerhardt, ice skating in Washington Park for their first date.  The couple married on April 24, 1916, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on State Street downtown.  Jackson had a tremendous impact as chief U.S. prosecutor in the trail against Nazi war criminals and in the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education.  It is a great honor for the Lark Street neighborhood to share a piece of history with such an accomplished and influential American like Robert H. Jackson. 

Champagne on the Park

On Thursday May 10th, the Lark Street Business Improvement District will celebrate our annual formal event which takes place in Washington Park surrounding the beautiful tulip buds.

The event will celebrate the BID's 16th anniversary and celebrate the businesses and people who have contributed to the success of the organization. Champagne on the Park is an annual fundraiser that  honors the members of the Lark Street commuity who help and support the BID to provide them resources needed for the  Lark Street community. Guests will enjoy music, dancing, great food and lets not forget the Champagne. A silent auction will take place with items from the local artists and merchants. The tickets are on sale now and are $60 for an individual or $100 per couple. Tickets can be purchased online at http://larkstreet.org/Registration/champagne_park_ticket.cfm