Due to declining numbers, it relocated in 1959 to Western and Brevator on the city's western fringe.
Assumption relocated to the northern suburb of Loudonville. Founded in 1827, it moved to the Lancaster Street location in 1862. Just outside the area seized by the State stood three churches. Anthony, on the corner of Madison and Grand (the building now houses Grand Street Community Arts), was the largest and most vibrant of the three nearby Catholic national churches.Although only about half of Little Italy was seized by the State, the demolition and subsequent noise and dirt associated with the construction of the Empire State Plaza led many residents to move, even if their homes were not appropriated.To the north lay Albany's rooming house district, centered on Jay, Lancaster, and Hudson streets between Eagle and S. About 10% of the buildings torn down for the Empire State Plaza were rooming houses.In them lived over 1,000 single men, often elderly and poor.They made up about one third of all households and at least 15% of the take area's population.First Methodist Church, dating back to the 18th century, stood on the corner of Hudson and Philip streets. The Lancaster church boasted several Tiffany stained glass windows, attesting to the former wealth of the area. Just a few blocks west, at the corner of Madison and Eagle stands the Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.