Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Established in 1840 this park is one of only two privately owned urban ornamental parks in New York State
Washington Park Association
Erected 2011 by Washington Park Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 42° 43.463′ N, 73° 41.514′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street (New York State Route 4) and Washington Street, on the right when traveling south on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. Peter Havermans (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Street Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norman Rockwell (approx. 0.2 miles away); 90 First Street (approx. ¼ mile away); 92 First Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Gasholder House Edith McCrea House (approx. ¼ mile away); Emma Hart Willard (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
More about this marker. On Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Washington Park Association president, Lynn Kopka, unveiled this historic marker as neighbors and supporters looked on. The marker states that Washington Park is one of only two privately owned and maintained urban residential parks in New York State, the other being the famous Gramercy Park in Manhattan. The cast iron sign is located inside the cast-iron fence in the northeast corner of Washington Park. The marker had been commissioned by a former resident, Peter LaRocca, but not installed until now.
Also see . . .
1. Wahington Park Neighborhoods. Troy NY website entry (Submitted on May 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Washington Park, Troy N.Y. - Its Evolution and History. Rootsweb entry (Submitted on March 26, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.