Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Martin Van Buren Residence
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 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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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 2,648 times since then. 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.