Athens in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A. Van Loon House
Built in 1724 by
Albertus Van Loon
occupied as a residence
since date of erection
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1724.
Location. 42° 16.018′ N, 73° 48.323′ W. Marker is in Athens, New York, in Greene County. Marker is on New York State Route 385, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 85 North Washington Street, Athens NY 12015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zion Lutheran Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steamboat Disaster (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pride Flag (approx. half a mile away); Northrup House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jan Van Loon House (approx. ¾ mile away); Athens Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Hudson, New York (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
More about this marker Adjacent to intersection of Washington St and Wheat St.
Regarding A. Van Loon House. The Albertus Van Loon House is one of the oldest buildings in New York State. Albertus was a son of Jan Van Loon who was the earliest European settler to the area. Albertus' house is in what was called the Upper Village. After Albertus died in 1754, the Van Loon family lived in the house for three generations and moved out in the early 19th century.
Also see . . .
1. Albertus Van Loon House. (Submitted on November 4, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Jan Van Loon. (Submitted on November 4, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.