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Albany - Capital of New York 200 Years

 
 
Albany's Bicentennial as New York's State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 11, 2008
1. Albany's Bicentennial as New York's State Capitol
Inscription.
In Honor of the 200th Anniversary of the
1797           City of Albany           1997
Serving as the Capital City of the State of New York

For twenty years, after the establishment of the State of new York in 1777, the State Legislature moved annually among New York City, Poughkeepsie, Kingston and Albany for its meetings. As the upstate population grew, its elected representatives lobbied to establish a permanent state capital in a central location. On January 3, 1797, the New York State Legislature convened at the old Albany City Hall (Stadt Huys), where they had met periodically during and after the Revolutionary War. On March 10, 1797, a bill calling for the erection of a state office building in the City of Albany passed both houses of the legislature. The new law also established the offices of the Secretary of State, Clerk of the Supreme Court, Comptroller and Treasurer in Albany. A provision of the law also said that the Senate and Assembly would convene in the City of Albany on the first Tuesday of January, rendering it the seat of State government.

Dedicated to and for the
People of the State of New York
The Honorable George E. Pataki           The Honorable Gerald D. Jennings
Governor, State of New York                        Mayor, City of Albany       
May 28, 1997

 
Erected
Detail of Marker Showing old State House image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 11, 2008
2. Detail of Marker Showing old State House
The Stadt Huys (State House), erected in 1741, stood in this location. It served as Albany's City Hall, and as New York's first permanent Capitol from 1797 - 1809. Image courtesy of the Albany Institute of History & Art.
1997 by State of New York and City of Albany.
 
Location. 42° 38.889′ N, 73° 45.022′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is beside the sidewalk along Broadway and on the lawn of the The SUNY System Administration Building, also known as the Old D&H Railroad Building,. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Martin Van Buren Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); An English Neighborhood (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Peter's Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Frederick (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Kings Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away); City Hall Carillon (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1624-1924 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kilian Van Rensselaer (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Additional keywords. 200th Anniversary of the City of Albany State House Capitol Poughkeepsie Kingston New York City Capital City
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable EventsPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Albany's 200th Anniversary as State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 11, 2008
3. Albany's 200th Anniversary as State Capitol Marker
The marker is mounted on a large boulder
Marker and the old D&H Building image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 11, 2008
4. Marker and the old D&H Building
The marker is located beside the sidewalk of Broadway and on the lawn of the The SUNY (State University of New York)System Administration Building, which is also known as the Old D&H Railroad Building, seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 2,174 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 19, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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