Lake Katrine in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Senate House – 1676
Clinton Avenue, Kingston
—Historic New York —
The Senate House is so called because the first elected Senate of the State of New York met in this building on the morning of September 9, 1777.
Colonel Wessel Ten Broeck built this house for his home in 1676 in the tiny village of Esopus (Kingston). In front of it, on a hill overlooking the lowlands, ran the line of stockades which enclosed the settlement against Indian attack. This historic home was purchased by the State in 1888.
An adjacent Museum houses a notable portrait gallery, rich manuscript collections, and other Hudson Valley memorabilia.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 42° 0.86′ N, 73° 59.973′ W. Marker is in Lake Katrine, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on New York Thruway (U.S. I-87), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Ulster Travel Plaza on the New York Thruway. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Katrine NY 12449, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kingston Area (a few steps from this marker); Catskill Mountains (approx. 2.9 miles away); Former New York State Champion Tree Old Stockade 1658 (approx. 5½ miles away); Senate House (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Evolution of the Senate House (approx. 5.6 miles away); A Community Attic (approx. 5.6 miles away); Senate House Museum (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Categories. • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 271 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 24, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.