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Site of Martin Van Buren Residence

 
 
Martin Van Buren Resided on this Site image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 31, 2008
1. Martin Van Buren Resided on this Site
Inscription.
Martin Van Buren
1782 - 1862

resided at 92 State Street
on this site
while serving as 9th Governor of
the State of New York 1828 - 1829

He is famed for his distinguished career as boy-lawyer, surrogate, judge, state senator, Attorney General, United States Senator, Governor Of New York State, Secretary of State under President Andrew Jackson, Vice-President and later 8th President Of the United States, 1837 - 1841
 
Erected 1936 by The New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 38.985′ N, 73° 45.188′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and South Pearl Street, on the right when traveling east on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted to the left of the entrance on the facade of the National Savings Bank building at 90 State Street, Albany, NY, see accompanying photo below. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 State Street, Albany NY 12207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An English Neighborhood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter's Church (about 500 feet away); Fort Frederick
State & Pearl Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 31, 2008
2. State & Pearl Intersection
This is the intersection of Pearl Street and State Street in Albany, NY. The Van Buren residence marker is to the Left of the high arched entry way and to the Right of the sign that says, "COPY CENTER - PRINTING"
(about 800 feet away); The Kings Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Hall Carillon (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Frederick (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1624-1924 (approx. 0.2 miles away); 200th Anniversary of Albany Charter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Regarding Site of Martin Van Buren Residence. Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed Old Kinderhook, was the eighth President of the United States from March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1841. Before his presidency, he served as the eighth Vice President (1833-1837) and the 10th Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. He was a key organizer of the Democratic Party, a dominant figure in the Second Party System, and the first president who was not of English, Irish, Welsh, or Scottish descent. Van Buren was the first President who did not experience the American Revolution firsthand. He is also the only president not to have spoken English as a first language, having grown up speaking Dutch.
 
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Van Buren Marker at 90 State Street, Albany, NY image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 31, 2008
3. Van Buren Marker at 90 State Street, Albany, NY
Martin Van Buren, eighth President of the United States image. Click for full size.
4. Martin Van Buren, eighth President of the United States
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 2,640 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on February 16, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on February 8, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2. submitted on February 16, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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