Schenectady in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On June 11, 1825
Marquis De Lafayette,
Citizen of France
And of the United States,
Was the Guest of the
Honorable Joseph C. Yates,
Governor of The
State of New York.
Erected By the American
Friends of Lafayette.
May 20, 1961
Erected 1961 by The American Friends of Lafayette.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1782.
Location. 42° 49.067′ N, 73° 56.871′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Governors Lane, on the right when traveling west on Front Street. This marker is on the front side of the house which faces Front Street, at the corner with Governors Lane in the Stockade Historic Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Front Street, Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commemorating Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Toll House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ride of Symon Schermerhoorn (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest House (within shouting distance of this marker); 1832-1838 (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Aaron Dickinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph C. Yates (about 300 feet away); Circa 1824 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
1. CUR NON
The Latin motto, CUR NON (Why Not) is Lafayette's family motto.
— Submitted August 12, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.
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