Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Parading and Promenading
This precursor to the current park was created in 1806 and served, among other things, as a parade ground for military drills. As part of the larger Washington Park, the Mall was intended as a formal promenade — a place to “see and be seen.” On October 5, 1912, the large marble monument at the north end of the Mall was dedicated to the memory of Albany's Civil War Veterans, many of whom had once participated in drills in the old Washington Square.
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Erected by Washington Park Conservancy and the Bender Family Foundation.
Location. 42° 39.394′ N, 73° 46.012′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albany Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Townsend Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish-American War Memorial (about 700 feet away); 10th Ward War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Washington Avenue Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Origins of the Albany Tulip Festival (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Henry Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Albany Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Also see . . . Knox Street Mall. Because of the efforts of the Washington Park Conservancy and the City of Albany, the Knox Street Mall underwent a renovation and was restored to its original grandeur in 2001. (Submitted on January 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.