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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Altamont, New York

 
Clickable Map of Albany County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Albany County, NY (346) Columbia County, NY (230) Greene County, NY (117) Rensselaer County, NY (155) Saratoga County, NY (487) Schenectady County, NY (163) Schoharie County, NY (133)  AlbanyCounty(346) Albany County (346)  ColumbiaCounty(230) Columbia County (230)  GreeneCounty(117) Greene County (117)  RensselaerCounty(155) Rensselaer County (155)  SaratogaCounty(487) Saratoga County (487)  SchenectadyCounty(163) Schenectady County (163)  SchoharieCounty(133) Schoharie County (133)
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1New York (Albany County), Altamont — Altamont
Incorporated as a village 1890. Officers: President Hiram Griggs; Trustees Smith Philley, Jesse Crounse. Henry A. WilburMap (db m49530) HM
2New York (Albany County), Altamont — 2 — Altamont Free Library / Biblioteca Libre de AltamonteAltamont, New York — The Museum In The Streets —
The Village's First Freight and passenger train station was built in 1864, only months after the first train passed through Knowersville. In 1896 the old station was moved south along the tracks. In 1897, it was replaced by the . . . Map (db m115732) HM
3New York (Albany County), Altamont — Altamont High School
New York Site Of Altamont High School 1901 - 1954 Altamont High Alumni Association September 1995 Map (db m66983) HM
4New York (Albany County), Altamont — Map — Altamont, New YorkThe Museum in the Streets
Welcome to Altamont The Village of Altamont and its immediate surroundings were once part of a tract of land deeded in 1630 by the Dutch West India Company to Killian Van Rensselaer (c. 1586-1643),a wealthy 17th century Dutch . . . Map (db m132693) HM
5New York (Albany County), Altamont — 10 — Beebe Harness Shop / Tienda de Arneses BeebeAltamont, New York — The Museum in the Streets —
In 1887, Charles V. Beebe received a patent for an easy riding, swing attachment for farm equipment seats. In 1891,he moved to Altamont and opened a harness shop in the Ostrander Building, in what is now 125 Maple Avenue. In 1895, . . . Map (db m131475) HM
6New York (Albany County), Altamont — Dedicated
Dedicated to those who served our country in all wars. For the glory of God and American independence.Map (db m131474) WM
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7New York (Albany County), Altamont — Dr. Jonathan Johnson
Site of house of Dr. Jonathan Johnson first physician in Dunnsville who came here on horseback in 1808 surgeon in War of 1812Map (db m91509) HM
8New York (Albany County), Altamont — 12 — Enterprise Building / Edificio EnterpriseAltamont, New York — The Museum in the Streets —
In 1879, James Ostrander bought a large lot on Church Street, and built a thriving shoe business. In 1882, he sold a portion of the lot to Charles Taber, who opened a tin shop on the site. Both businesses were lost in the 1886 fire, . . . Map (db m131455) HM
9New York (Albany County), Altamont — Family Cemetery
Family Cemetery Of Early Pioneer Jurrian Severson Grave of John J. Vanaernam Ensign, Revolutionary War Born 1730 - Died 1814Map (db m44022) HM
10New York (Albany County), Altamont — 11 — Fire Department / Village Hall / Cuerpo de Bomberos / AyuntamientoAltamont, New York — The Museum in the Streets —
The Altamont Hose Company No. 1 was organized in May 1893, with 25 citizens appointed as members by the Village Trustees. The Company's first location was rented space at the Temperance Hall on Lincoln Avenue. In 1926, the Company . . . Map (db m131453) HM
11New York (Albany County), Altamont — First Inn and Store
Site of First Inn and Store kept in Dunnsville by John E. Winne 1800-1830Map (db m142750) HM
12New York (Albany County), Altamont — 276 — Henry Crounse
Union Army Captain NY 91st Regiment Co. D Lived and Farmed on this Site from ca. 1822 Until his Death in 1901 Map (db m128002) HM
13New York (Albany County), Altamont — 8 — Home Front Café / Café Home FrontAltamont, New York — The Museum in the Streets —
On 2 April 1864, David Becker purchased an acre of land from Conrad Crounse for $400, along the newly laid railroad tracks. On this land, Silas Hilton and Benjamin Crounse built a dry goods store, with rooms to let upstairs. The . . . Map (db m131500) HM
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14New York (Albany County), Altamont — Indian Ladder Farms
Established 1916 by Peter G. Ten Eyck, Congressman and Commissioner of Agriculture, operated as a dairy and apple orchard.Map (db m135951) HM
15New York (Albany County), Altamont — Inn of George Severson
Old Schoharie Road Built at close of Revolution First Post Office of West Guilderland as this place was then called Map (db m49847) HM
16New York (Albany County), Altamont — John Groot
Farm and Burial Place John Groot Officer 3d Regiment Albany County Militia War of RevolutionMap (db m43885) HM
17New York (Albany County), Altamont — 27 — KnowersvilleAltamont, New York — Museum In The Streets —
Few settlers ventured into the wilderness prior to the War of Independence. Roads were barely expanded trails between settlements. The Great Western Turnpike (now US Route 20) carried travelers west from Albany. Following ancient . . . Map (db m133581) HM
18New York (Albany County), Altamont — 15 — Lincoln Avenue School / Escuela Lincoln AvenueAltamont, New York — Museum in the Streets —
By 1879, the population of Knowersville had grown sufficiently to merit the construction of a larger school, and the hamlet's third school building was constructed that year on School Street, later renamed Lincoln Avenue. The Lincoln . . . Map (db m131471) HM
19New York (Albany County), Altamont — Old Plank Road
Schoharie to Albany Followed this Route Chartered 1849 Abandoned 1867 Map (db m44861) HM
20New York (Albany County), Altamont — 1 — Orsini Park / Parque OrsiniAltamont, New York — The Museum in the Streets —
Orsini Park was carved from land the Albany & Susquehanna Railroad purchased from George Severson (1794-1883) in the early 1850s for the railroad's right-of-way. In addition to the railroad tracks, the land included room for a depot, . . . Map (db m131477) HM WM
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21New York (Albany County), Altamont — Severson House
Built by Early Settler Jurrian Severson Located on Map of West Manor Rensselaerswyck, 1767 Map (db m44897) HM
22New York (Albany County), Altamont — 16 — St. John’s Lutheran Church / Iglesia Luterna St. JohnAltamont, New York — The Museum in the Streets —
St. John’s Lutheran Church, designed by Albany architect Charles Nichols and built by contractor George Rockefeller in 1871-72 was the first church built in Knowersville. The original church building was 42 x 62 feet and, completely . . . Map (db m131427) HM
23New York (Albany County), Altamont — 14 — The Carriage Works / Fábrica de TransportesAltamont, New York — The Museum in the Streets —
Henry Lockwood built the first carriage factory in Knowersville in 1874. The VanBenscoten brothers and Charles B. Warner operated the business until the April 1886 Great Fire consumed the original building and much of the stock. . . . Map (db m131468) HM
24New York (Albany County), Altamont — 5 — The Fredendall Funeral Home/La Funeraria FredendallAltamont, New York — The Museum in the Streets —
The Fredendall Funeral Home is the oldest continuously operated business in Altamont. In 1877, cabinet maker John Thierolf arrived in the village from Albany and soon established a thriving furniture business. Wood crafters were often . . . Map (db m145181) HM
25New York (Albany County), Altamont — 13 — The Great Fire / El Gran IncendioAltamont, New York — The Museum in the Streets —
On 30 April 1886, Fire Tore through the business district of Knowersville, leveling all five buildings of the Lockwood Estate, including the drug and dry goods store of Davenport & Fredericks, the carriage factory of VanBenscoten & . . . Map (db m131465) HM
26New York (Albany County), Altamont — 4 — Wayside Inn / Posada WaysideAltamont, New York — The Museum in the Streets —
George Severson (1766-1813), a grandson of Jurrian Severson, one of the area's first settlers, built the Wayside Inn ca. 1785 along the wagon track that is now Main Street. The site of the Inn was approximately half way between the . . . Map (db m145191) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022