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Interview with George Demers

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Title

Interview with George Demers

Date

12/14/2016

Is Part Of

Saratoga Memory Project

Publisher

DS113A: Storytelling Interviewing, Skidmore College

Description

George Demers is a longtime Saratoga resident with a relationship that dates back to the origins of Beakman Street. George discusses a unique perspective on Saratoga's art culture, or the lack thereof.

Language

English

Creator

Maximillian Lowe

Subject

Saratoga Springs -- Beekman Street Arts District -- History

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Maximillian Lowe

Interviewee

Geroge Demers

Location

WSPN Studio

Original Format

Digital Audio Recording

Duration

53:34

Time Summary

00:00:00 Introduction

00:00:54 Moving to Saratoga

00:02:48 Getting priced out of Beekman street

00:04:54 Beekman street in the 1900s

00:07:05 The Saint Anothony's feast

00:08:40 Gangsters, prostitutes, and servants

00:10:30 East side vs west side

00:11:25 Kids hanging out

00:12:30 Youth group

00:15:15 Bureaucratic problems with the youth center

00:17:30 A lack of culture in Saratoga

00:18:00 Watercolor art

00:20:00 Living on the west side of Saratoga

00:21:53 New artists in Beekman

00:28:26 The lack of a Saratoga community

00:31:50 New Jersey Korean tacos

00:33:50 The future of Saratoga

00:37:00 WSPN radio

00:38:00 Authentic artists

00:41:45 Moving into the the Saratoga community

00:45:44 Saratoga's disconnected relationship with Skidmore students

00:50:10 The new Saratoga/closing thoughts

Record Creation Date

12/14/2016

Citation

Maximillian Lowe, “Interview with George Demers,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed June 23, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/419.

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