Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Julia Howard Bush Memorial Center
The "Front Door” of the Russell Sage College Campus, Julia Howard Bush Memorial Center is a prominent and nationally significant Greek Revival building constructed in 1836 by architect James Harrison Dakin. Built as the First Presbyterian Church in Troy, it is thought to be one of ten surviving examples of his work. The church was purchased by the college in 1974 and renamed the Julia Howard Bush Memorial Center in honor of the church's longtime trustee and benefactor. The grand hall includes three Tiffany stained-glass windows, a massive pipe organ, and dramatic "domed” ceiling.
Restoration of Bush Center, including interior and exterior improvements, took place in 2001, supported in part by a gift from the Ellis H. and Doris B. Robison Foundation. This integrated public/private lecture and performance hall serves both the college and the Troy community.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education.
Location. 42° 43.716′ N, 73° 41.581′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on Congress Street near First Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On This Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Rensselaer County Spanish-American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Emma Hart Willard (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Ward World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 92 First Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edith McCrea House (about 400 feet away); 90 First Street (about 500 feet away); Uncle Sam (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 10, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.