Lake Katrine in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Senate House – 1676
Clinton Avenue, Kingston
— Historic New York —
The Senate House is so called because the first elected Senate of the State of New York met in this building on the morning of September 9, 1777.
Colonel Wessel Ten Broeck built this house for his home in 1676 in the tiny village of Esopus (Kingston). In front of it, on a hill overlooking the lowlands, ran the line of stockades which enclosed the settlement against Indian attack. This historic home was purchased by the State in 1888.
An adjacent Museum houses a notable portrait gallery, rich manuscript collections, and other Hudson Valley memorabilia.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list.
Location. 42° 0.86′ N, 73° 59.973′ W. Marker is in Lake Katrine, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on New York Thruway (U.S. I-87), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in the Ulster Travel Plaza on the New York Thruway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Katrine NY 12449, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 Kingston Area (a few steps from this marker); Flatbush Reformed Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Catskill Mountains (approx. 2.9 miles away); Glasco Turnpike (approx. 3.1 miles away); Former New York State Champion Tree (approx. 4.3 miles away); Settlers Captured (approx. 4˝ miles away); Brick Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Post Tavern Site (approx. 5 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 24, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.