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Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Senate House

 
 
Senate House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
1. Senate House Marker
Inscription.
Col. Wessel Ten Broeck
born at Westphalia 1635
erected this stone house about 1676
wherein the first
Senate of State of New York
met after the adoption of the first
Constitution 1777, until the
burning of Kingston
October 16, 1777.

 
Location. 41° 56.11′ N, 74° 1.114′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on Clinton Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Evolution of the Senate House (a few steps from this marker); Old Stockade 1658 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Community Attic (within shouting distance of this marker); Senate House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Senate House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Radical Idea: Government by the People (within shouting distance of this marker); The Loughran House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Stockade Historic District (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Senate House State Historic Site.
Senate House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
2. Senate House Marker
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation website. (Submitted on July 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Senate House. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Senate House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
3. Senate House Marker
The marker can be seen here on the front of the Senate House in Kingston.
Senate House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
4. Senate House
The New York State Senate was meeting in this house on October 16, 1777 when the British invaded Kingston and burned the city. The Senate moved elsewhere and Kingston never again served as capitol of the state.
Senate Room image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
5. Senate Room
The New York State Senate met in this room in the fall of 1777. During this time, Kingston served as the capitol of the State of New York.
Parlor in the Senate House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
6. Parlor in the Senate House
British Soldiers at the Senate House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2015
7. British Soldiers at the Senate House
The British Army reaches the Senate House in the invasion that culminated with the burning of Kingston
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on October 18, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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