Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
90 First Street
Built in the early 1800's, 90 First Street purchased by Daniel Robinson and his wife, the former Lucinda Conkling, in 1852. Known for his business acumen and tenacity, Mr. Robinson was the force behind the creation of the Troy to Boston Railroad. The Robinsons sold this property to their son, John Robinson, in 1882, from whom it passed through several more owners, including Albert and Ida Davitt, who acquired it in 1893.
Ida Davitt was a member of the Emma Willard Association while Albert was a merchant and active in local government. David and Ruth Lipski bought the property in 1919 and transferred it to Russell Sage College on November 28, 1944.
Many buildings at Russell Sage were renovated during the 1940's with proceeds from the estate of John Paine. This house was completely renovated in 1949.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is November 28, 1944.
Location. 42° 43.644′ N, 73° 41.626′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on First Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 First Street, 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. Edith McCrea House (a few steps from this marker); 92 First Street (a few steps from this marker); Uncle Sam Julia Howard Bush Memorial Center (about 500 feet away); Emma Hart Willard (about 500 feet away); On This Site (about 600 feet away); Rensselaer County Spanish-American War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Second Ward World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
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