Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Building A Place to Live

 
 
Building A Place to Live Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
1. Building A Place to Live Marker
Inscription.  Early Albany, the Dutch village of Beverwijck, was filled with artisans — the people who built the community and made it livable and bustling with activity. By the late 1650s, among the thousand residents who called Beverwijck home, hard at work in the village there were...
44 carpenters
30 brewers
24 tavern and inn keepers
23 shippers
20 bakers
16 tailors
11 brick and tile makers
11 smiths
7 gunstock makers
7 masons
7 shoemakers
5 carters
4 sawyers
4 glazers
4 wheelwrights
3 surgeons
3 millers
3 coopers
2 schoolmasters
1 midwife with assistants
1 distiller
1 tanner
1 cow herder
 
Erected 2016 by Albany Cultural Heritage & Tourism Partnership, Dutch Culture USA, New York State Museum, Downtown Albany Business Improvement District and SUNY.
 
Location. 42° 38.942′ N, 73° 45.04′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Broadway just north of State
Marker detail: Albany in the late 1650's image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Albany in the late 1650's
When Albany was settled, there were several creeks, or kills, that defined the streetscape. Over time, the kills were buried underground, where they still flow and empty into the Hudson today.
Street (New York State Route 5), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located along the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Henry Hudson (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Telephone Central Office in New York State (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Poor House in the United States (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Albany City Hall (about 300 feet away); SUNY Plaza (about 300 feet away); Declaration of Independence Centennial Memorial (about 300 feet away); Albany - Capital of New York 200 Years (about 300 feet away); The Fur Trade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker detail: By 1657 there were about 120 wood houses faced with clapboard and brick image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: By 1657 there were about 120 wood houses faced with clapboard and brick
This style was typical of urban Dutch architecture of the period.
Marker detail: The corner building directly across the Broadway image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Albany Institute of History and Art
4. Marker detail: The corner building directly across the Broadway
The corner building directly across the street, built in 1902 as a bank, is home to The Research Foundation for The State University of New York. From 1830 until 1855 the site was the location of the Albany Museum the precursor of the New York State Museum.
Building A Place to Live Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking west across Broadway</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
5. Building A Place to Live Marker
(wide view looking west across Broadway)
First Trust Company Building<br>(<i>directly west across Broadway from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
6. First Trust Company Building
(directly west across Broadway from marker)
Marcus T. Reynolds designed this domed Beaux Arts commercial bank building in 1902. National Register of Historic Places #73001156, it is currently home to the Research Foundation for SUNY.
 

More. Search the internet for Building A Place to Live.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 1, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Paid Advertisement