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

An English Neighborhood

 
 
An English Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 12, 2014
1. An English Neighborhood Marker
Inscription. After the English gained control of the Hudson Valley from the Dutch in 1674, they established a strong presence in the town they renamed Albany. Soldiers headquartered at Fort Frederick just above this intersection. They formed a masonic lodge in 1737 and families attended St. Peter;s Church, organized in 1712.

By 1800, the distinctions had blurred between this British neighborhood and the center of Dutch society at the foot of State Street. St. Peter;s Church across the street, the present lodge building at corner to your right, and the old streetplan are venerable reminders of a colonial past.
 
Location. 42° 39.021′ N, 73° 45.25′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Lodge Street on State Street. Touch for map. 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. St. Peter's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Martin Van Buren Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Frederick (about 400 feet away); The Kings Highway (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named

Empire State Plaza - Albany Today image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 11, 2014
2. Empire State Plaza - Albany Today
Fort Frederick (about 500 feet away); City Hall Carillon (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Frederick (about 500 feet away); 200th Anniversary of Albany Charter (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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