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. Touch for map. Marker stands on the sidewalk just to the left (southwest) of the main entrance steps. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 South Swan Street, Albany NY 12239, United States of America.
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); LaFayette Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln in Albany (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Modern Electricity (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Philip Henry Sheridan Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Main Entrance to Old Capitol (approx. ¼ mile away); NSDAR Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Academy Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
Regarding New York State Office Building. The Governor
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 that office from 1919-1921 and from 1923-1929., and was the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. He was the first Roman Catholic and Irish-American to run for President as a major party nominee. He lost the election to Herbert Hoover. He then became president of the Empire State, Inc. and was instrumental in getting the Empire State Building built in New York City during the Great Depression.
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