Barney Square & W. L. Stockade Apartments are conveniently located in the Historic Downtown District of Schenectady, NY. Barney Square blends the old with the new, while providing you with a perfect location and all the amenities you would expect. We offer quality apartments at an affordable price. Just a short stroll from fine restaurants and entertainment, including the recently renovated Proctors Theater, New Bow Tie Cinema, Katie O'Brynes and The Glen Sanders Mansion.
H.S. Barney Co. was the star of State Street in Schenectady. Customers flocked to H.S. Barney Co. until competition from suburban malls led to the demise of the State Street store in 1973.
Founder Howland S. Barney came to Schenectady in 1836 at age 14. He founded his own company in 1855, and his store on State Street near South Ferry soon became a landmark. Barney's continued to grow over the years, with displays in several street-level store windows and the company even delivered.
Suburban shopping malls of the 1960's and 70's hurt downtown merchants. Richard P.Davis, and Robert V. Cox, then Barney's President and chairman of the board, respectively closed Howlands store in 1973.
The historic landmark was then converted in to apartments in 1980.
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