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Edith McCrea House

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, June 8, 2019
1. Edith McCrea House Marker
Inscription.  This lot was formed when Jacob D. Vanderheyden, an original settler of Troy, surveyed and subdivided his property in 1787. After passing through numerous owners, 88 First Street was used in 1833 as a home and office by Dr. James Thorn, a noted physician, surgeon and mayor of Troy who owned it from 1836 to 1864. In 1867, Thomas A. and Helen Knickerbacker purchased the house, and in 1872 purchased and moved to 86 First Street. After 88 First Street passed through two more owners, it was returned to the Knickerbacker family in 1944. John Knickerbacker continued to live in the adjacent brownstone and deeded 88 First Street to Russell Sage College in December 1944.

Among the oldest surviving structures in the City of Troy, this historic brick building was reconstructed and renovated in 2001 through the generosity of Edith G. McCrea, RSC 1924, who has supported the restoration of this and other historic buildings on the Russell Sage College campus.
 
Location. 42° 43.652′ N, 73° 41.63′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker
Edith McCrea House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, June 8, 2019
2. Edith McCrea House Marker
is on First Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 First Street, 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. 90 First Street (a few steps from this marker); 92 First Street (a few steps from this marker); Uncle Sam (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Julia Howard Bush Memorial Center (about 400 feet away); Emma Hart Willard (about 500 feet away); On This Site (about 500 feet away); Rensselaer County Spanish-American War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Second Ward World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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