Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New York State Oﬃce Building
Cornerstone Laid By
Gov. Alfred E. Smith, 1928.
Erected 1940 by New York State Education Department.
Location. 42° 39.221′ N, 73° 45.583′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on South Swan Street near State Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker stands on the sidewalk just to the left (southwest) of the main entrance steps. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 South Swan Street, Albany NY 12239, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 200th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); General Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Education Building (was about 500 feet away but has been reported missing. ); LaFayette Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln in Albany (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Modern Electricity General Philip Henry Sheridan Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Main Entrance to Old Capitol (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
Regarding New York State Office Building. The Governor Alfred E. Smith State Office Building was constructed between 1927 and 1930, providing Albany, New York with its first skyscraper. The building is a historic and culturally significant part of the City’s skyline, complementing the nearby State Capitol and the State Education Building. Before the recent restoration, which began in 2002, the building had fallen into disrepair. Now, the sculpted elevator doors, decorative painting, plaster and marble finishes have been restored, and the main lobby’s ceiling mural – depicting some of New York’s famous historical figures as painted by David Lithgow – have all been meticulously restored.
Alfred Emanuel Smith, Jr.,(December 30, 1873 New York City - October 4, 1944 New York City) who according to the marker placed the cornerstone of the building, which was later re-named in his honor in 1945, and known in private and public life as "Al Smith", was elected Governor of New York four times holding
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