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Clench's Tavern

 
 
Clench's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 30, 2006
1. Clench's Tavern Marker
Inscription.
Here St Georges Lodge No 6
F & AM Formed June 1774 Here
Washington Was Entertained
By Civil and Military
Authorities June 30, 1782

 
Erected by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 48.909′ N, 73° 56.93′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (New York State Route 5) and Washington Ave., on the right when traveling east on State Street. Touch for map. The marker is in Schenectady's Liberty Park, across State Street from the former YMCA. Liberty Park, a memorial park, is small triangular area of 0.20 (two tenths of an acre) bounded on one side by State Street to the North, Washington Ave. on the west side, and Water Street on the south side. . Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schenectady (a few steps from this marker); M-7 Day (a few steps from this marker); Southwest Corner of Stockade (a few steps from this marker); Free Masonry (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing);
Clench's Tavern Marker at Liberty Park in Schenectady image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 10, 2008
2. Clench's Tavern Marker at Liberty Park in Schenectady
Hotel Van Curler (within shouting distance of this marker); John Glen House 1740 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Robert Sanders House 1750 (about 400 feet away); First Mill (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Free Masonry Marker is nearby, also in Liberty Park
 
Also see . . .  A History of St Georges Lodge No. 6 F.&A.M. (Submitted on December 31, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Free and Accepted Masons Free & Accepted Masons Freemasonry George Washington was here
 
Categories. Colonial EraFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & Patriotism
 
Clench's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 20, 2009
3. Clench's Tavern Marker
In the background is the intersection of Route 5/State Street and Washington Ave. The enclosed pedestrian bridge that spans Route 5 joins Schenectady County Community College's Elston Hall, the former Hotel Van Curler, with the Center for Science and Technology. SCCC opened the Center for Science and Technology in 1987. The building was donated by the GE Company and formerly housed the WRGB television studio, home to such programs as the Freddie Freihofer Show.
Clench's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 29, 2011
4. Clench's Tavern Marker
The marker, in the foreground, is across State Street (Rt 5) from the Schenectady YMCA building.
Schenectady's Liberty Park image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 6, 2008
5. Schenectady's Liberty Park
The Clench's Tavern marker, along with a number of other markers, is in Schenectady's Liberty Park, the cluster of trees shown above. Liberty Park, a memorial park, is a small triangular area of 0.20 (two tenths of an acre) bounded on one side by State Street to the North, Washington Ave. on the west side, and Water Street on the south side.

In May of 2011 the Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature had announced receipt of grant funding for the redevelopment and revitalization of City of Schenectady's lower State Street area. The goal of the project is to create a new gateway to Schenectady by taking a number of steps. The first step is using CDTC and Metroplex funds to develop a plan to redesign the current Liberty Park as Gateway Plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 31, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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