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Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

200th Anniversary of Albany Charter

Albany Charter Bicentennial 1686 - 1886 Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 18, 2008
1. Albany Charter Bicentennial 1686 - 1886
Tablet Mounted on the western corner of City Hall at the base of the bell tower.
Tablet commemorating the
Two Hundredth Anniversary
of Albany
As a chartered city
Settled about 1624:
Charter Granted by Gov. Dongan:
July 22 1606:
State Legislature Held Here Permanently Since 1797:
Early Names Of The City:
Fort Orange: Beverwyck: Wilemstadt:
First City Hall Erected Near Fort Orange About 1686. Second One North East Coner Broadway and Hudson St. About 1705: Third One On This Site 1829: Burned 1880 Fourth On Present Building Erected 1883:
First Mayor 1686: Pieter Schuyler:
Centennial " " 1786: Johannes Jacobse Beekman:
Bi-Centennial " " 1886: John Boyd Thacher:

John Boyd Thacher, Mayor And Chairman. A. Bleeker Banks, Ex Mayor And Vice Chairman.
Robert Lenox Banks Anthony N. Brady Walter Dickson Franklin M. Danaher Archibald McClure Townsend Lansing Lewis Boss Douw H. Fonda Charles E. Jones Rufus H. King James H. Manning Edward J. Meegan Michael N. Nolan John C. Nott Amasa J. Parker Jr Robert D. Williams Samuel B. Towner John L. Van Valkenburgh Wm. Bayard VanRensselaer Simon W. Rosendale Wm. M. Whitney Daniel W. Wemple John H. Quinby Robert C. Pruyn Horace G. Young
Albany's City Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 18, 2008
2. Albany's City Hall
The Commemorative Tablet is located at the base of the Clock / Bell tower.
R. Hitt John Zimmerman Patrick McCann James Thornton Augustus Whitman John J. Greagan David J. Norton George L. Thomas James O. Woodward Jeremiah Kieley

Erected by City of Albany.
Location. 42° 39.105′ N, 73° 45.295′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Eagle Street and Corning Place, on the left when traveling south on Eagle Street. Click for map. The marker is located at Albany City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Eagle Street, Albany NY 12207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kilian Van Rensselaer (a few steps from this marker); 1624-1924 (a few steps from this marker); Schuyler Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Frederick (within shouting distance of this marker); Academy Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Frederick (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Frederick (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
More about this marker. The Marker is mounted on the facade of City Hall at the base of the bell tower. In 1927 a carillon of 47 notes (actually 60 bells with double bells on the top notes) was installed in the Albany City Hall tower. This was the first municipal carillon in the USA and the first built with funds by public subscription. The total cost was $63,000 and the carillon was installed by John Taylor and Co., of England.
Additional keywords. Albany Charter 1686 1886 Bicentenial
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 3,550 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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