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

92 First Street

 
 
92 First Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, June 8, 2019
1. 92 First Street Marker
Inscription.  Built in the mid-1800's for Maria Britton, the building was sold to Ralph and Elizabeth Starkes in 1854 where they raised their four children. Elizabeth Starkes was educated at the Troy Female Seminary. Ralph Starkes, descendant of Revolutionary War General Starkes, was a prominent Troy businessman, and a founder and President of the State Bank of Troy. When asked by John Bates to recommend a "bright, honest, pushing man” for a business partner, Ralph Starkes pointed to Russell Sage, an impoverished but ambitious young man. The resulting partnership laid the foundation for Mr. Sage's fortune.

Edson Starkes, son of Elizabeth and Ralph, continued to live here until 1912, at which time he donated the home to the Presbyterian Home Association, and it became a residence for retired Presbyterian clergy. The building was sold to Russell Sage College on February 13, 1985.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 43.649′ N, 73° 41.618′ W. Marker is in
92 First Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, June 8, 2019
2. 92 First Street Marker
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: 92 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. 90 First Street (a few steps from this marker); Edith McCrea House (a few steps from this marker); Julia Howard Bush Memorial Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Uncle Sam (about 400 feet away); Emma Hart Willard (about 500 feet away); On This Site (about 500 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Apr. 8, 2020