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By Kevin Craft, September 30, 2016
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1New York (Albany County), Albany — 1624-1924
In commemoration of the three hundredth anniversary of the founding in 1624 of the first permanent settlement of Albany, then known as Fort Orange, near the site of Fort Nassau built in 1614 and abandoned in 1617. With the establishment of . . . Map (db m64993) HM
2New York (Albany County), Albany — 1816 Dwelling House
The Dwelling House or "Bell House" contained a kitchen, large community dining rooms, and retiring rooms (bedrooms). At the height of this community, 100 Shakers lived in the main building and the 'T' shaped wing. On its roof in a cupola, hung a . . . Map (db m115659) HM
3New York (Albany County), Albany — America's First Shaker Settlement
[Title is text] Shaker Heritage Society Museum and Gift ShopMap (db m115695) HM
4New York (Albany County), Albany — An English Neighborhood
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 . . . Map (db m76382) HM
5New York (Albany County), Albany — Brethren's Workshop (1822)
The Brethren's Shop was used by the men and boys for various crafts including shoe making and tinsmithing. The porches and dormers were added in 1930 and the building is now used by Albany County as offices. A date stone in the basement is . . . Map (db m115662) HM
6New York (Albany County), Albany — Building A Place to Live
Early Albany, the Dutch village of Beverwijck, was filled with artisans — the people who built the community and made it livable and bustling with activity. By the late 1650s, among the thousand residents who called Beverwijck home, hard . . . Map (db m144029) HM
7New York (Albany County), Albany — Creamery (1856)
The Shakers stored milk in the creamery to keep it cool. Milk was brought from the barn in large milk cans, which were then kept cool in troughs filled by water diverted from the creek. Later the building was used as a hen house; now it is used . . . Map (db m115688) HM
8New York (Albany County), Albany — Fort Orange — Built in 1624
Mere yards ahead of you once stood Fort Orange, the first permanent Dutch settlement in North America. The Dutch West India Company built Fort Orange at the most strategic crossroads in the region — at the head of the trail into Mohawk . . . Map (db m144034) HM
9New York (Albany County), Albany — Fort Van Nassau
Built 1614 By The Dutch Explorers. Christiaensen And Block First Trading Center Established In New York State. Map (db m103295) HM
10New York (Albany County), Albany — Kilian Van Rensselaer
Kilian Van Rensselaer the Progenitorof the Van Rensselaer family in America, a merchant of Amsterdam Holland, the original proprietor and first patroon of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, under a grant from the Dutch government in 1629. In following . . . Map (db m116749) HM
11New York (Albany County), Albany — Lydius Corner
. . . Map (db m116731) HM
12New York (Albany County), Albany — Ministry Shop (1825)
This brick building was used by the ministry elders. Each member of the ministry had to perform daily manual labor such as shoe making or tailoring. Elder Chauncey Copeley a cabinet maker, worked in a wing added to the building in 1850. . . . Map (db m115660) HM
13New York (Albany County), Albany — Mother Ann Lee — 1736 - 1784
First leader of the Shakers, a celibate Christian community. Their first settlement was in what is now Colonie.Map (db m115692) HM
14New York (Albany County), Albany — Patroon Street
Former name of Clinton Ave. This was the dividing line between the City of Albany and the Manor of RensselaerwyckMap (db m116736) HM
15New York (Albany County), Albany — Shaker Heritage Society Garden — Come in.
The plants in this garden are some of the herbs used and sold by The Watervliet Shaker Community during the 1800's. The community grew large "Botanical/Physic" gardens and also gathered many wild herbs for use in their business of selling dried . . . Map (db m115658) HM
16New York (Albany County), Albany — Shaker Meeting House
This Meeting House, or Church, was built in 1848 to replace an earlier (1791) and much smaller Meeting House. It demonstrates many typical characteristics of Shaker architecture; double doors, one for men and one for women; a large meeting room . . . Map (db m115663) HM
17New York (Albany County), Albany — Sisters' Workshop (1840)
On this location was a large 3 1/2 sto[r]y stone building. Here Shaker Sisters did spinning, weaving, and sewing. Journal entries indicate that Sister Polly wove 3350 Shaker bonnets in this building. The building was the only stone building . . . Map (db m115656) HM
18New York (Albany County), Albany — Site of First Poor House in the United States
On this site once stood the first Poor House in the United States. Community care for the poor was an important feature of Dutch society, and it took root here in Albany as the city was settled in the first half of the 1600s. . . . Map (db m116696) HM
19New York (Albany County), Albany — The Fur Trade
Why is Albany Here? Mohawk and Mahican peoples inhabited this region for thousands of years when the Dutch ship the Half Moon dropped anchor near this spot in 1609. At that time, the world was in the midst of a "Little Ice . . . Map (db m116700) HM
20New York (Albany County), Albany — Wash House & Cannery (c.1858)
Shaker Creek provided water for both the canning and laundry operations. The first laundry, done on December 12, 1859, used a steam powered washing machine. Albany County used the building for laundry until the mid 1980s. Today it is a workshop. . . . Map (db m115674) HM
21New York (Albany County), Alcove — Paper Mills
1818 Ephraim Andrews acquires cloth dressing and wool carding mills. By 1850 John E. Andrews establishes a straw paper making millMap (db m131759) HM
22New 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
23New York (Albany County), Altamont — Map — Altamont, New York — The 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
24New 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
25New York (Albany County), Altamont — 11 — Fire Department / Village Hall / Cuerpo de Bomberos / Ayuntamiento — Altamont, 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
26New York (Albany County), Altamont — 27 — Knowersville — Altamont, 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
27New York (Albany County), Altamont — Severson House
Built by Early Settler Jurrian Severson Located on Map of West Manor Rensselaerswyck, 1767 Map (db m44897) HM
28New York (Albany County), Altamont — 16 — St. John’s Lutheran Church / Iglesia Luterna St. John — Altamont, 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
29New York (Albany County), Altamont — 5 — The Fredendall Funeral Home/La Funeraria Fredendall — Altamont, 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
30New York (Albany County), Altamont — 4 — Wayside Inn / Posada Wayside — Altamont, 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
31New York (Albany County), Berne — 347 — Anti-Rent
Convention Held Here January 15, 1845. Delegates From 11 Counties Petitioned State To End Unjust Land Lease System. Map (db m131413) HM
32New York (Albany County), Berne — Earliest House
Built About 1750 By Peter Weidman, A Swiss, Stood On This Site Map (db m101715) HM
33New York (Albany County), Berne — East Berne
Formerly Called Werner's Mills And Philadelphia Map (db m50538) HM
34New York (Albany County), Berne — Pioneer
Col. Jesse Wood of Long Island settled here about 1800. Served in War of 1812. Died July 23, 1853 at age of 83 YearsMap (db m101719) HM
35New York (Albany County), Berne — Reformed Dutch Church
Organized 1763. First Pastor Johannes Schuyler 1767. Oldest Church in County outside of Albany Map (db m50191) HM
36New York (Albany County), Berne — Weidman Home
The Largest House in Berne With Ten Fireplaces Built By Peter Weidman In 1800, Stood On This Site Map (db m101717) HM
37New York (Albany County), Berne — West Berne
West Berne Called Mechanicsville 1830-34 Because So Many Mechanics Lived Here Map (db m73433) HM
38New York (Albany County), Clarksville — Harmanus Bogardus House / Blacksmith Shop
( east face ) Site of Harmanus Bogardus House Built by Bogardus c.1803. Adam A. Clark House 1822-1838. John Crookes House 1864-1868. Morgan E. Barber House 1882-1918. Burned in Great Fire of 1918. ( west face . . . Map (db m142472) HM
39New York (Albany County), Clarksville — Houghtaling House
Built before 1770 by Teunis Houghtaling, born May 18, 1740 - died May 20, 1806. Listed on National Register June 28, 2004.Map (db m135121) HM
40New York (Albany County), Clarksville — Meed House
Built about 1810 by Harmanus Bogardus for Henry L. Meed, first postmaster of Bethlehem P.O. from 1812-1826. P.O. was here. Bethlehem supervisor 1821-1822Map (db m142469) HM
41New York (Albany County), Coeymans — Coeymans
Town formed March 18, 1791 from Watervliet. A part went to form Westerlo in 1815. Named from the patentee Barent Pieterson CoeymansMap (db m135122) HM
42New York (Albany County), Coeymans Hollow — 1780 Shear Farm
Built by Israel Shear. Restored 1980 by Paul & Nancy Caswell. Placed on State Register of Historic Places October 9, 1996. National Register Dec. 6, 1996Map (db m131672) HM
43New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Fonda Cemetery
Early Settlers at Boght and Crescent. Intermarried with Lansing's. Organized the Boght Reformed Church in 1784. Fonda Rd. is named for the family.Map (db m129626) HM
44New York (Albany County), Cohoes — James “Buttermilk” Lansing
Home of James "Buttermilk” Lansing Built by Douw Fonda before 1767. One of founders of Boght Settlement, Cohoes, N.Y.Map (db m147936) HM
45New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Native American & 17th-century History of Peebles Island
There is abundant evidence of Indian occupation on Peebles and Van Schaick Islands. Hammerstones and projectile points have been discovered and suggest that early tribes lived in this area. Archeologists uncovered a number of early hearths here . . . Map (db m115382) HM
46New York (Albany County), Cohoes — View of Van Schaick Island
You are looking at the northern tip of Van Schaick Island. The Hudson River flows to the east, and the third and fourth branches of the Mohawk River flow around the rest of this rocky island. Dutch merchants Philip Pietersen Schuyler and Goosen . . . Map (db m115371) HM
47New York (Albany County), Colonie — Schuyler Flatts
Farm of Arendt Van Curler 1643-1667. Pieter Schuyler & Margarita Schuyler after 1672. Fortified 1747, and Military Encampment 1750's Map (db m184813) HM
48New York (Albany County), Colonie — Shaker Church Family Barn
Built in 1916 on the site of the original barn which had been destroyed by fireMap (db m40593) HM
49New York (Albany County), Colonie — The Boght
The Boght Settled On and After 1704 By The Vischer Weaver Witbeck Lansing Powell Runkle Dunsbach Lieverse Staats Roff Godfrey Van O Linde Groesbeck Van Vranken Fero Van De Mark Van Denburgh Johnson Pollock Storms Fonda and . . . Map (db m24731) HM
50New York (Albany County), Delmar — Delmar
Earlier Adamsville And Adams Station Nathaniel Adams Located Here In 1836 and Built A Hotel in 1838 Map (db m97281) HM
51New York (Albany County), Dormansville — Dormansville
Named in honor of Daniel Dorman, an inn and store keeper, and first postmaster in 1832Map (db m135109) HM
52New York (Albany County), Elsmere — Connecting People With Communities — The Elsmere Train Station
The Elsmere Train Station The hamlet of Elsmere represents the influence which railroads had on the growth of suburban communities. In 1863, when the first A&S Railroad train left Adams Station for Albany, the area now known as Elsmere . . . Map (db m185915) HM
53New York (Albany County), Ferura Bush — Slingerland-Lagrange Farm
Slingerland- Lagrange Farm Family Owned 12 Generations. Stone House Built c.1750's. Home of Revolutionary War Soldier Albert Slingerland.Map (db m140968) HM
54New York (Albany County), Feura Bush — Slingerland House 1762
Built by Tunis Cornelise Slingerland, Dutch emigrant 1650, on land purchased from IndiansMap (db m130530) HM
55New York (Albany County), Fullers — Abraham Wemple
Col. Schenectady militia during American Revolution owned farm here 1765 to death in 1799. Buried on high knoll above reservoir.Map (db m144957) HM
56New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Farm of Evert Bancker
Third Mayor of Albany, 1695 Indian Commissioner, 1696 Master Chancery, 1705 Died Here, 1734 Map (db m50126) HM
57New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Frederick Crounse
Farm of Frederick Crounse Officer 3D Albany Co. Militia in Revolution. Carried food to Army Battle of Saratoga. Buried Here Map (db m48377) HM
58New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Guilderland Town Hall
Town Hall Town of Guilderland Est. April 4, 1803 First Officers; Supervisor Nicholas V. Mynderse, Clerk Peter G. Veeder Town of Guilderland 1985 Map (db m103165) HM
59New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Inn of Jacob Crounse
Built 1833. Midway tavern where horses were changed on Schoharie-Albany Stage Coach Route Map (db m49512) HM
60New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Knower House
Est. as hat factory about 1800 by Benjamin Knower Gov. William L. Marcy Married Cornelia Knower in this house Map (db m49446) HM
61New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Palatine Road
c. 1712 First Road West By German Refugees To Schoharie Valley Map (db m49555) HM
62New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Wildehausen
Site of an Indian Village Nearby Stream Called Wildehausekill or "Indian House Creek" Map (db m66751) HM
63New York (Albany County), Guilderland Center — Freeman House
Said to have been erected 1734 later the home of Barent Mynderse, Lieut. in War of Revolution Map (db m49721) HM
64New York (Albany County), Guilderland Center — House Built 1802
By Nicholas V. Mynderse sold to Michael Frederick who ran it as a tavern for many years Map (db m49720) HM
65New York (Albany County), Knox — Knieskem Farm
Settled by Hendrick Knieskem about 1750 Map (db m54208) HM
66New York (Albany County), Knox — 227 — Palatine Trail
Road Used for Travel West to Schoharie Valley As Early as 1767, The Town of Knox Began To Grow Around This Path. Map (db m88107) HM
67New York (Albany County), Knox — Sand Farm
Sand Farm Settled by Christian Zandt in 1787 Map (db m57937) HM
68New York (Albany County), Knox — Town of Knox
Established Feb. 22, 1822 Formed from Town of Berne Pillbox capital 1806-1906 First Town Supervisor was Malachi Whipple Map (db m49450) HM
69New York (Albany County), Knox — Whipple Farm
Settled by Malachi Whipple of Conn. about 1793. In 1820 farm won premium as model farm in Albany County Map (db m49447) HM
70New York (Albany County), Latham — Latham
. . . Map (db m75495) HM
71New York (Albany County), Loudonville — Historic Loudonville
Once called Ireland's Corners. Named in 1871 for Gen. John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun. Commander of His Majesty's forces - French & Indian WarsMap (db m142982) HM
72New York (Albany County), Loudonville — Loudonville
Settled ca. 1800. Part of Van Rensselaer Manor. Many historic homes listed on State and National RegistersMap (db m142467) HM
73New York (Albany County), New Salem — Rev. Harmanus Van Huysen Home
Original part built c. 1816. revolutionary War Captain. Served 3 area churches from 1794-1825. His descendants lived in home until 1922.Map (db m136073) HM
74New York (Albany County), New Scotland — Hotaling / Pound House
Built by Capt. Thomas Rogers c.1820. Home of Aaron Hotaling. owned for over 50 years by the family of Arthur Pound, state historian, poet & author.Map (db m142764) HM
75New York (Albany County), New Scotland — 280 — Lime Kiln Farm
Named for Stone Kilns used to make lime. First farmed 1842. Miller Family farmed here over 100 years beginning in 1905. Map (db m97287) HM
76New York (Albany County), Preston-Potter Hollow — Dr. Samuel Preston
Settled here in 1789 and gave his name to Preston Hollow. He built the first sawmill and gristmillMap (db m131419) HM
77New York (Albany County), Rensselaerville — Hamlet of Rensselaerville
Settled in 1787. Historic District on the National and New York State Registers of Historic PlacesMap (db m136109) HM
78New York (Albany County), Rensselaerville — Hans Winegar
From Stockbridge, Mass. second settler in the village built a log home on the site of the village in 1788Map (db m136114) HM
79New York (Albany County), Rensselaerville — Samuel Jenkins — The Father of Rensselaerville
Known as Jenkin's Mills 1795-1896. First visited site in 1787, located 1788, built house and grist mill 1789. Died 1837Map (db m136126) HM
80New York (Albany County), Selkirk — Hamlet of Selkirk
Named for James Selkirk 1757-1820. 2nd Regiment-Line, American Revolution. Native of Scotland settled here in 1786Map (db m129515) HM
81New York (Albany County), Selkirk — Wiltsie Farm
Wm. Wiltsie of Nobletown, Columbia County and member of the Dutchess County Militia settled on this property in 1795.Map (db m129514) HM
82New York (Albany County), Slingerlands — New Scotland
New Scotland Town formed April 25, 1832 from Bethlehem. First town meeting held at home of Edmund Raynsford April 9, 1833.Map (db m140963) HM
83New York (Albany County), Voorheesville — Connecting People With Communities — The Voorheesville Train Station
Fields of Indian Corn and Potatoes The surrounding landscape was very different on September 15, 1863, when the first Albany and Susquehanna train rolled through from Albany to Central Bridge. Passengers saw only farm fields of Indian corn . . . Map (db m185911) HM
84New York (Albany County), Voorheesville — Voorhees House
Built By Alonzo B. Voorhees Ca. 1867; Elegant Summer Boarding House of S.V.R. & Mahula Hoes Ca. 1879 - 1893 Map (db m146850) HM
85New York (Albany County), Watervliet — City of Watervliet
The land now occupied by the City of Watervliet is part of a tract purchased by the first Patroon, Kiliaen van Rensselaer in 1630 from the Mohican or River Indians. The tract was within a large area on the west side of the Hudson River named Wely's . . . Map (db m58228) HM
86New York (Albany County), West Berne — Beaver Dam
Later called Bernville. Fortified during the revolution. John Dietz' family massacred by IndiansMap (db m158188) HM
87New York (Albany County), West Berne — Dwelling
Built about 1800 by William ShultesMap (db m132599) HM
88New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Allen House
Built 1795, here and on this road lived Ebeneazer Allen and his sons Justice, Howard, and Stephen. All soldiers in RevolutionMap (db m136127) HM
89New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Anti-Rent War
Events in the quarrel of tenants with Lord of the Van Rensselaer Manor occurred in this region in 1840 and later Map (db m50490) HM
90New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Beardsley House
Home of William Beardsley. Here was held first town meeting of Westerlo, April 4, 1815.Map (db m135143) HM
91New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Early Doctor
Dr. Jonathan Prosser of Dutchess County settled on this farm in 1788Map (db m129504) HM
92New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Myers Farm
Philip Myers of Germany in 1763 built a log house at Chesterville, married a daughter of Nicholas Stoddard and died 1813Map (db m135149) HM
93New York (Albany County), Westerlo — South Westerlo
Name changed in 1827 from Smith's Mills named after David Smith who also owned a tannery and ashery.Map (db m158183) HM
94New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Westerlo
Town formed March 16, 1815 from Coeymans and Rensselaerville. Named for Rev. Eilardus Westerlo of Albany.Map (db m135147) HM
95New York (Allegany County), Angelica — The Town of Angelica
Founded 1805 by Judge Phillip Church; named for his mother Angelica Schuyler Church, a sister-in-law of Alexander Hamilton. Judge Church designed the Park Circle with public buildings on the perimeter and the Town Park in the center. Angelica . . . Map (db m159374) HM
96New York (Allegany County), Canaseraga — First House in Canaseraga
Built on this site by Samuel Boylan in 1806.Map (db m75911) HM
97New York (Allegany County), Scio — Town of Scio
The area around Scio was first settled around 1805 by Joseph Knight, a minuteman in the American Revolution. Knights Creek, which flows into the Genesee River near Scio, is named for him. Before getting its final name, Scio was called Bloods Corner . . . Map (db m175123) HM
98New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — Erie Railroad
Perhaps nothing contributed more to the growth of Wellsville than the arrival of the Erie RR in 1851. The railroad brought many new families and businesses to our area and the population almost doubled in size. The old depot was on Loder Street at . . . Map (db m175134) HM
99New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — Gardiner Wells
In 1832 a group of leaders met at Van Buren's Tavern to choose a name for their community. They selected "Wellsville" after Gardiner Wells who was one of the first settlers and the largest landowner. Wells built the first log house on Main Street . . . Map (db m175133) HM
100New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — Tanbark City
From 1845 to 1905, Wellsville was home to several tanneries that were reported to be the largest in the world. They provided work for hundreds of people in lumbering and tanning. Hemlock bark was used in the tanning process and was stacked in huge . . . Map (db m175132) HM

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