Roy Albright Collection
Roy Albright was born in December 1885 in Poncha Springs, Colorado. The Albright property was located just east of Highway 50 at New Street/C.R. 107. From 1916 into the early 1920s, Roy owned and operated Albright Grocery at 115 E. 2nd Street. He then moved to Alamosa, Colorado and worked for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad as an interpreter, being fluent in Spanish. Roy returned to Salida in 1976 and died in 1984.
The Albright family tree mixed with the Kaess family. Roy’s brother Frank had a daughter, Helen Albright, who married Cecil Kaess. They had a child, Preston, who was Dee Dee Kaess Trenary’s father. Within the collection are some of Cecil’s Salida High School classmate’s photos.
Many of these images include members of the Methodist Church from the early 20th century. Helen Hanks is also prominently featured in them. She owned the Hay Studio after Henry R. Hay died.
These images were graciously donated for use by Dee Dee Kaess Trenary, who was Roy’s grand-niece.
Group at the dam located above Maysville. Helen Hanks is in brown tweed jacket.
William Baird, Ada Kesner, May Hanks, Gene, & Grace Rubin
A group of friends – Roy Albright is at center in bowler hat