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Parading and Promenading

 
 
Parading and Promenading Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
1. Parading and Promenading Marker
Inscription.  This straight path, sometimes known as the "Knox Street Mall", is the only portion of Washington Park that follows the pattern of the surrounding urban grid. It marks the west side of what was known as Middle or Washington Square.

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.

Want to know more? Visit the Washington Park Conservancy exhibit at the Lakehouse
or www.washingtonparkconservancy.org
made possible by a grant from the Bender Family Foundation

 
Erected by Washington Park Conservancy and the Bender Family Foundation.
 
Location. 42° 39.394′ N, 73° 46.012′ 
Parading/Promenading Marker  <i>wide view<br>(Albany Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
2. Parading/Promenading Marker wide view
(Albany Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in background)
W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Knox Street Mall/Henry Johnson Boulevard just south of Washington Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker overlooks the Albany Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Washington Park. 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. 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.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Albany Soldiers & Sailors Memorial<br>(<i>south side  view from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
3. Albany Soldiers & Sailors Memorial
(south side view from marker)
In commemoration
of the men of Albany who gave their lives to save the Union
and in grateful recognition of all whose patriotism
aided in giving to this nation under God a new birth of freedom
in making love of country a national virtue
and in endowing our land with the blessings of
peace and prosperity
Albany Soldiers & Sailors Memorial<br>(<i>north/front side • facing Washington Park Road</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
4. Albany Soldiers & Sailors Memorial
(north/front side • facing Washington Park Road)
 

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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.
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