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It’s hard for most Greater Uticans to imagine, but there was once a historic brick building that lied on the northeast corner of John and Broad Streets in Utica. Before the construction of the North Genesee Street bridge, that particular block and those adjacent to it, were bustling with people. There were consumers, postal workers, railroad workers, policemen, firemen, doctors, lawyers and judges just to name a few. It was a hub of specialty businesses and manufacturers that worked in just about every industry imaginable. But whether you were the kind of man that made a living by getting his hands dirty, or if you spent your days pushing papers, there was one place you were sure to go. On that corner building at John and Broad, there was no sign to tell you what was behind the first-floor door. There were no neon lights in the windows or chalkboard easels on the sidewalk, but everyone knew what was inside. The business on the first story of the structure lasted for almost eighty years, but if you showed its very first customer what it looked like on its final functioning day, he would not be able to find one difference in its appearance. It was a home away from home for a lot of individuals from 1895 to 1970. It was Donalty & Callahan’s, but is most often referred to as simply, Donalty’s. To this day, those who remember Donalty’s reminisce fondly about the food, beer and atmosphere. No matter who you speak to about it, they all agree that it was a unique place, the likes of which we will never see again. It withstood the test of time, and with a few adaptations to modern day society, Donalty’s would likely still be in business today. Unfortunately, the aforementioned North Genesee

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Street bridge forced its doors to be closed permanently. While the existence of this bar/restaurant itself is precious enough in the hearts of many locals, the building it was in, carries a rich history of its own. The structure was built in 1822 and was originally three stories high before the top floor was removed. For many years before Donalty’s officially opened for business, it was used for a number of different purposes, but none more famous than Washington Hall. The nationally-renown dance hall was a famous venue that accommodated several hundred people. At various times throughout its history, the Washington Hall building held the offices of many prominent individuals. Names that may be familiar include: James Watson Williams (insurance agent), Ward Hunt (Supreme Court Justice), Abraham Varick (attorney at law) and Horatio Seymour (former Governor of New York and Democratic presidential candidate in the Election of 1868). On the first floor, there were two family-owned places of business that were well known and frequented in the City of Utica. There was the McQuade Brothers Liquor Store, which was ran by the owners of the building, “Big Mack” and John McQuade. The McQuade Brothers created quite a lucrative establishment in which they blended and sold whiskey along with a selection of malt beverages. Their sister, Agnes McQuade, was a key component to their success as her homemade candy was highly sought after by the local citizens. According to a file at the Oneida County History Center, the McQuade Brothers liquor store was in business for one-hundred-andtwo years from 1848 to 1950. David Owens & Son, Wholesale & Retail Bakers was the business conducted in the room next to the liquor store. This Welsh bakery prepared and froze homemade ice cream in the basement

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a void in the hearts of Greater Uticans. What they did not know, was that a young man of Irish decent would create something quite special in that very room for thousands of local people to enjoy. He was a hometown kid by the name of William Richard “Dick” Donalty. In 1895, Donalty took over the former bakery, which had been converted into a tavern, marking the beginning of the Donalty’s legacy. From day one, Donalty built the business by sticking to a theme that epitomized the bar until it closed decades later: simplicity and affordability. What else would you expect? He came from a blue-collar background himself, spending eight years as a young man working in a trunk factory. When one visited Donalty’s, there were a couple of things they needed to understand. If they were looking to “sit” at the bar with a glass of whiskey while talking to a nice young lady; they were in the wrong place. There were no stools at the twenty-foot mahogany bar, only beer was served and there were no women allowed. In the early years, Donalty served a free lunch on the first and second floor of the building to the many working men who stepped through his door. It started off with a simple menu of soup and crackers, but the menu progressed over the years, serving cold cut sandwiches, limburger cheese and their famous baked beans. In later years, Donalty’s brother-in-law, John F. Callahan became a business partner and the bar became Donalty & Callahan’s. The accessibility of this “watering hole” was quite dependable; it even remained open during Prohibition, when “near beer” was sold to the customers. Although Donalty & Callahan’s eventually charged for the items on their lunch menu, they vowed to keep their pricing fair. A menu from 1932 offered the following sandwiches, each costing ten cents: Ham, Bologna, Salami, Liverwurst, Limburger, American cheese and Swiss cheese. Baked beans were also ten cents and a schooner of beer was five cents. The menu from Donalty & Callahan’s last day in business in 1970 (pictured on page 4) certainly shows an increase in prices over a period of forty-eight years, but they are still very affordable for the time. When Dick Donalty and John F. Callahan passed away, the business remained under family ownership with their sons, Frank Donalty and John W. “Jack” Callahan. Frank, like his father became a politician, assuming a position as County Comptroller (Dick Donalty represented the 13th Ward in the Board of Supervisors from 1914 to 1920). He passed away just before the closing of Donalty’s and Jack Callahan played the role of full-time owner/manager of the restaurant after that. Thankfully, these men decided to carry on the family legacy as only they would truly understand and preserve the things that made the place great. While the prices and faces of those in attendance may have changed slightly over time, practically nothing else in Donalty & Cal-

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lahan’s did. Women were still not allowed inside, but they were some of the restaurant’s most loyal customers. Anyone who traveled Bagg’s Square during that time will remember seeing cars parked along each side of Broad Street near Donalty’s. This area earned the nickname, “Donalty’s Backroom” as men would buy food and beer from the restaurant and enjoy it out in the car with their wives or girlfriends. The steel trays that held the food and beverages had to be ordered regularly as many people would forget to return them. Dan Callahan, son of Jack, said the bar would go through hundreds of them in a year. Today, they are used by many people as a memento that represents some of their fondest memories. Men, women and children of that era will tell you that Donalty’s may have served the “greatest cold cut sandwich you have ever eaten”. Many will recall their famous ham sandwich with hot mustard. The “men-only” aspect of Donalty’s is quite fascinating. The reason being, at least in most instances, is that it was a rule that did not bother local women. Whenever we post photos of Donalty’s on the Greater Utica Magazine Facebook page, the positive comments come pouring in and many of them are made by women. Two things

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Cedric Oliver, there was never a question as to whether he cherished both titles as student and athlete. Although he was not the most heavily recruited basketball player in the country, or the city for that matter, Cedric made a name for himself in local basketball history. He chose to attend Hamilton after a great high school career, even though it is an institution celebrated more for its greatness in academics. It was his dream since childhood to play in the NBA, but Cedric knew there was more to life than basketball. Still though, that did not stop him from working to become easily one of the best players the Greater Utica area has ever seen. On December 24th, 1957, Cedric Oliver was born in Manhattan and lived with his mother, Dolores, in the South Bronx section of “the basketball Mecca”; New York City. Cedric’s grandmother, Mamie Dennis, was living in Utica at the time and spoke highly of life in Upstate New York. Whenever Cedric visited the area, he absolutely loved it and when he turned thirteen years-old, Dolores felt as though Utica presented a better living option for him. He was introduced to the game of basketball at a young age, playing with the kids from his neighborhood. It was the glory days of the New York Knicks, who were led by eccentric point guard, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, who Cedric idolized. When visiting his mother in the Bronx during each summer, Cedric spent his days at the local parks playing ball with the older guys from nine in the morning ‘til six at night. The competition was intense and the talent level was high, causing Cedric’s game to improve every day. During the school year, Cedric would move back in with his grandmother, who lived on Mary Street in East Utica. It was a neighborhood that Cedric describes as a “real community” that welcomed him with open arms. It was quite normal for he and his friends to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at each other’s homes, as families always looked out for one another. Cedric and his friends would walk to school together, see movies at the Stanley Theater and of course, play basketball. When it came time for high school, Cedric attended Proctor, where he played for Panthers head coach, Ralph Leo. Those summer days in the Bronx served Cedric well, as Coach Leo recognized what a special player he was capable of being. But instead of showing favoritism toward Cedric, his coach was just as hard on him as he was the rest of the players on the roster. Even though his skill level was clearly higher than the average player, Cedric never had time to view himself in that capacity as he was always looking to improve. His humble and gracious personality won over everyone in the school, but his leadership and basketball IQ prompted his teammates to follow his lead. As a Panther, Cedric earned All-Central Oneida League

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and All-Central New York honors, but twice each season, he met his match with one player specifically. The Notre Dame Jugglers, a basketball powerhouse at the time, were led by Dale Shackelford; a 6’6 forward with outstanding athletic ability. In all of Cedric’s career at Proctor, the Panthers were only able to defeat the Jugglers once, and that was during his senior year; a season in which he averaged 20 points and 17 rebounds per game. At the conclusion of the 1974-75 regular season, the two teams were tied, forcing a one-game playoff between Proctor and Notre Dame at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. It was Wednesday, February 26th, 1975. The two teams were on opposite ends of the spectrum; the Jugglers were looking to win their tenth Central Oneida League title in fifteen seasons and the Panthers were playing to clinch their first title in thirty-two years. This game was also going to count as the City Championship. There were 4,726 people in attendance at the Utica Aud that night, and they certainly got their money’s worth. Proctor had made it this far by winning two close games against RFA and New Hartford, both on the heels of Cedric’s late game heroics. But in the championship game, they had no such luck as Notre Dame defeated Proctor by just two-points. Yet and still, Cedric considers this his favorite memory of his high school career. With the frame and athletic ability of a Division I player, Dale Shackelford went on to be a four-year starter at Syracuse University. As for Cedric, he was either “too small” to be a forward or “too slow” to be a guard in the eyes of coaches such as Roy Danforth (Syracuse coach at the time). He was not exactly sure of where he wanted to go, but the words of Ralph Leo helped guide Cedric on the right path. Coach explained to him that if he were to attend a college like Hamilton, Cedric could “write his own ticket”, meaning he could control his future outside of basketball. After one visit to the campus in Clinton, the decision was made; Cedric was going to play for head coach Tom Murphy and the Continentals. As a freshman, Cedric was a star player instantly. In the previous year, Hamilton’s record consisted of twelve wins and ten losses. In his first season, Cedric lead the Continentals to their greatest record in school history; twenty-two wins and four losses. For the majority of the season, he was only seventeen years old, but that didn’t stop Cedric from averaging 18.8 points per game. He also set single season records for the school by shooting 63.8% from the field, converting 203 field goals and grabbing 329 rebounds. His rebounding ability may have been his most impressive quality as a player since he was typically one of the shortest guys standing under the basket.

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apparent that there are positives and negatives to every generation in America’s history. There have been such monumental changes in all facets of society, whether it be: sociology, politics, the economy, technology, you name it. As these dimensions of everyday day life evolve, so to do the people within the culture it affects. The beauty of it all, is that folks from all different generations are forced to comingle with each other on this earth. The new learns from the old, the old learns from the new. Unfortunately, as time passes on, we lose more and more people from the previous era(s), taking their stories with them. And let’s face it; without history, we will never truly appreciate the privileges we have now or what those people sacrificed for us to enjoy them. There is one particular generation of living men who are hard to come by these days; and it may be the most impressive one America has ever seen. They are the men of the World War II era. Most were born into blue collar families, survived the Depression, then found themselves overseas fighting “the war of all wars”. It was

An event at the Utica Auditorium for St Jude’s Hospital Left to right Fred Marron, Danny Thomas & Donald Palmer Picture Courtesy of Philip Marron a scary time for those that lived through it; there was so much unrest and uncertainty about the future of the world, not just the country. It was a time of great patriotism and selflessness, but the men who served did not complain or make excuses. I spoke with one local veteran who captured the attitudes of these men is seven simple words: “You did what you had to do.” That quote belongs to a man by the name of Fred Marron from Utica, NY. As just a twenty-year-old young man, Fred was summonsed to join the United States Army and shipped off to Europe during World War II. But there is far much more to his story than just his service in the military. When Fred came home, he began a career with the Utica Police Department that spanned over twenty-two years. His job allowed him to meet all kinds of famous and respected individuals, but it also gave Fred a chance to make a special connection with the people in his community. Whether he was a paratrooper, police officer, father or son: he did what he had to do. On the 600 block of Elizabeth Street in East Utica, the Marron family lived in a modest home. Fred was born in 1923 to parents who were both immigrants from Lebanon. His mother had only been in America for thirteen years, but his father was well-established as a businessman in the neighborhood as part owner of Marron Brothers Garage and Reservoir Ice Company. When Fred was young, his family

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Fred Marron in Joigny, France 1945 - During WWII Picture Courtesy of Philip Marron bought farmland on River Road in Marcy, where he spent the summer days of his youth. It was the Roaring 20s and there were great opportunities to be seized, even by those who came from foreign lands. While he made some great memories as a kid in the neighborhood and at Brandegee School, Fred’s childhood was far from easy. He was in poor health for a lengthy portion, suffering from double pneumonia and bronchitis. It was not long before the Crash of 1929, followed by the Great Depression. Although the Marron family businesses survived the economic collapse, Fred lost his father when he was just eight-years-old. The date was February 18th, 1932, a day that Fred says he will never forget. His dad was just forty-two and had been such an inspiration to the family and was loved by the community. Throughout their youth, Fred and his older brother, Edward, had no choice but to find their way in the world without their dad. They both attended Proctor High School and worked at the garage until they graduated and took ownership with their uncle. In his late teens, Fred was forced to take on a larger role after his brother was drafted into the Army during the war. There was a certain level of panic in American neighborhoods during that time; people we rationing goods such as food and gasoline. It was a struggle for many families, especially ones like the Marrons, who were missing a parent. In 1943, the inevitable summons from Uncle Sam came and Fred was

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a draftee at age twenty. With Fred leaving home, his mother had to face the possibility of losing both of her sons in battle, but even as a new member of this country, she understood it’s what they had to do. Luckily, Fred had a younger sister, Lorraine, who was able to help their mother with the adjustment. Together, Fred, his mother and his uncle made their way to Union Station on the day of his departure. The station was filled with young men and their families that day, not knowing whether they would ever see each other again. Some never did. Tearful “goodbyes” were given and although it was a sad occurrence in many ways, Fred took comfort in the fact he was not alone. Beside him on that train were several familiar faces from the neighborhood, and they to, were ready for what Fred describes as “the adventure”. Off they went to Camp Dix in New Jersey where Fred hoped to join the Marine Corps., only to find out the Army was his sole option. As a private, he would earn $21 a month, which seemed fine to Fred until his attention was grabbed by a sign that read, “Earn Extra Money – Join the Airborne!” After discovering he would receive a $50 per month raise as a pilot, Fred could not sign up fast enough. He knew that at $71 per month in those days, he could help take care of his mother and have some money to come home to for himself. Fred’s next destination was Georgia, where he went to Camp Wheeler for basic training then off to Camp Edwards. After completing his training, Fred and his mates spent eleven days at sea before arriving in Le Havre, France. The entire area was destroyed, and the young men realized just how big of a challenge they were facing. With no time to soak in the visual, they quickly took a train to southern France and wound up on the front line of battle. On their way uphill into the battlefield, they passed a group of British soldiers who had just come down. They were parked on the side of the road drinking tea when Fred asked, “What’s goin’ on up there?” to which one Brit replied, “Tickety-boom!” The immeasurable bravery of the young men led them up that hill and they eventually worked their way into Central Europe. As Fred and the others traveled across the continent, they saw firsthand what war brings to so many people: death, destruction and despair. But it was not in vein as these men were fighting in a war that was as purposeful as any in the history of the United States. It was not clear when exactly it would all be over, but on September 2nd, 1945, the Allies officially defeated the Axis powers. Fred and his unit made their way back to the states and as they reached the Atlantic coast, they could see the Statue of Liberty with a banner hanging from it that read, “Job Well Done – Welcome Home!” When the war was over, Fred declined a promotion and was honorably discharged on Christmas Eve. Roughly two years from the scene of his departure, Fred found himself arriving at Union Station

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drastically since the start of the war. During that stretch, Fred decided that life in the garage was not for him and he worked a few different jobs including one at a local mill. None of them gave him the fulfillment he was looking for from a career, but in 1951, he finally found his calling. Fred decided to take the civil service exam and try to become an officer for the Utica Police Department. With his military background, a career in law enforcement seemed to be a logical choice for him. After all he had been through as a paratrooper, there were very few things, if any, that struck fear in Fred’s heart. Upon completion of the agility test, Fred was hired. After spending a year as a patrolman, he decided to take advantage of an opening in the traffic department. The position was very intriguing for Fred because when his transfer was accepted, he became the first officer to be issued a police motorcycle in the history of the department After a short time on the job, Fred earned a reputation for being a professional and dependable cop, which is why he was promoted quickly in the traffic department. His uniform and motorcycle were always pristine, he remained in peak physical condition and almost never had a complaint made against him. He did the job the way it was intended to be done. Fred’s responsibilities included monitoring the school crossing guards and directing traffic but there were two things he specialized in that made him great; education and public relations. One of the most imperative duties of all law enforcement officials, in Fred’s mind, was to teach the law. For many young people in the community, that is exactly what Fred did. He would go to the playgrounds across the city and give children lessons in traffic and bicycle safety. As an officer, Fred personally went into the city schools and instituted safety programs for the students. Over time, Fred became the face of the Utica Police Department, and for good reason. He was charismatic and likeable to the people of the community and he loved “mixing it up with them”, as he calls it. On days where he worked with the school crossing guards, Fred would ask kids for their report cards, and if they got good grades, he would reward them with pens. Every now and then, he would stop a child who was walking with their parents downtown and let them sit on the motorcycle. It was little things like that which helped build a positive relationship between the police and the people of the city. As a spokesperson of sorts for the UPD, one of the great perks of the job was that Fred was often chosen to escort various celebrities that visited Utica. One of the men he was assigned to pulled up in a car decorated with four stars and it was Omar Bradley, a fourstar general from World War II. On a couple occasions, Fred accompanied headline entertainer and prominent Hollywood producer, Danny Thomas. When Fred got off work one night, he and Danny

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