Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Albany City Hall
On the North-east Corner of Broadway then Court Street, and Hudson, then Spanish Street, stood the second City Hall, erected 1705, in which the famous Congress of 1754 met and prepared a Union of the Several Colonies for Mutual Defense and Security. The south-east gate of the city stood in front, to the south of the City Hall.
On this ground was the house where lived Pieter Schuyler, the first and for eight successive years Mayor of Albany.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1705.
Location. 42° 38.895′ N, 73° 45.027′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Broadway (New York State Route 5) north of Hudson Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, in front of the SUNY Administration Plaza Park and the former Delaware & Hudson Railroad building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 353 Broadway, Albany NY 12207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. SUNY Plaza (here, next to this marker); Declaration of Independence Centennial MemorialAlbany - Capital of New York 200 Years (a few steps from this marker); Site of First Poor House in the United States (a few steps from this marker); Henry Hudson (within shouting distance of this marker); Building A Place to Live (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Telephone Central Office in New York State (about 500 feet away); Anneke Janse Bogardus House Site (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
More about this marker. Marker is a metal plaque mounted on a granite tile, lying flat on the grass beside the sidewalk.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Albany 1886 Bi-Centennial Tablets
Also see . . .
1. Albany City Hall.
Albany's original city hall, the Stadt Huys, may have been built as early as 1635. It stood at the northeast corner of today's Hudson Avenue and Broadway, the current site of the SUNY System Administration Building. It is probable that a new city hall was built on the site of the Stadt Huys around 1740. This building was also commonly known as the Stadt Huys, even though it was a completely new structure and the English had been in control of New York for more than 75 years. (Submitted on April 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Albany Plan of Union.
The Albany Plan of Union was a proposal made at the Albany Congress back in 1754 aimed at a formation of a strong union of the colonies under one single government and direction. The need was justified because of the necessity for defense against the threats and consequences posed by the infamous French and Indian War. It was proposed by Benjamin Franklin, and was among the many plans presented by the different delegates that participated in the Albany Congress. (Submitted on April 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Pieter Schuyler.
Pieter Schuyler was the first mayor of Albany, New York. A long-serving member of the executive council of the Province of New York, he acted as governor of the Province of New York on three occasions – twice for brief periods in 1709, after the death of Lord Lovelace, and also from 1719 to 1720, after Robert Hunter left office. (Submitted on April 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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