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"The Elms"

Home of Verplank Colvin

 
 
The Elms Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James M. Vianna, LS, May 25, 2006
1. The Elms Marker
Inscription.  
Surveyor of the Adirondack wilderness and state lands from 1872 to 1900. Champion of the N.Y. Forest Preserve
 
Erected 2006 by New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors and Eastern New York Society of Land Surveyors.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationHorticulture & ForestryLandmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 42° 39.69′ N, 73° 46.546′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Western Ave, 0.2 miles west of Cortland Place, on the left when traveling east. In front of the First Lutheran Church of Albany. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 181 Western Ave, 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. Boats and Music (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington Park (approx. half a mile away); Origins of the Albany Tulip Festival (approx. half a mile away); Albany Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Parading and Promenading (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Verplank Colvin image. Click for full size.
via Colvin Crew, unknown
2. Verplank Colvin
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Townsend Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); 10th Ward War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .
1. Colvin Crew. Organization website homepage:
"The Colvin Crew is an honorable organization formed for the purpose of perpetuating the Adirondack doings and dreams of that pioneer surveyor VERPLANCK COLVIN" (Submitted on July 21, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. First Lutheran Church, Albany, New York. Church website homepage:
Information and history of the current owners of the property who purchased the property from the V. Colvin estate. Dating from 1649, Albany's First Lutheran Church is the oldest congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the second oldest church in Albany, NY. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by James M. Vianna, LS of Stillwater, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. Land surveyor, Adirondack Mountains
 
Wideview of The Elms Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, September 30, 2016
3. Wideview of The Elms Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2009, by James M. Vianna, LS of Stillwater, New York. This page has been viewed 2,278 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 14, 2009, by James M. Vianna, LS of Stillwater, New York.   2. submitted on July 21, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on October 4, 2016, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 28, 2022