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By Steve Stoessel, December 18, 2018
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New York (Albany County), Schenectady — The King’s Highway
Military road during the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars — Map (db m127558) HM
New York (Albany County), Schenectady — The King’s HighwayRoute of
Became wagon road about 1663 — Map (db m127559) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — "Big Boy"ALCo's Mighty 4-8-8-4
"Big Boy” was a lot of rolling steel - a whopping 1,250,000 pounds, or 612.5 tons of it with its tender included. The American Locomotive Company built 25 of these mammoth locomotives for the Union Pacific Railroad between the years . . . — Map (db m125487) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — 1832-1838
Site of S&S RR (Schenectady and Saratoga Railroad) Subway — Map (db m128758) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Albany Path Ska-Nek-Ta-De
Trail Through Open Pines Wagon, Stagecoach and Military Road. Now State St. and Route 5 to Albany — Map (db m51127) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — ALCo Site
On this three-acre plot in 1848 was founded the locomotive works which prospered until 1968 as American Locomotive Co. — Map (db m38348) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — ALCo's Legacy
The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and its predecessor, Schenectady Locomotive Works, manufactured locomotives from 1849 until 1969. For 120 years they designed and sold high quality, state-of-the-art locomotives to railroads and governments on . . . — Map (db m125514) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — ALCo's Legacy
The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and its predecessor, Schenectady Locomotive Works, manufactured locomotives from 1849 until 1969. For 120 years they designed and sold high quality, state-of-the-art locomotives to railroads and governments on . . . — Map (db m125519) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Arendt Van Curler
To honor the memory of Arendt Van Curler Acknowledged leader of the fifteen original settlers of Schenectady. Born at Nijkerk, Holland, 1620; Came to New Amsterdam, 1638; To Schenectady, 1662; Resided here until death. . . . — Map (db m15029) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Bradt House1735
Early type of Dutch farmhouse. To west was Woestina (Wilderness) — Map (db m123077) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — ca 1786
John Baptist Van Epps was a fur trader and also operated a fleet of boats. At this site he ran the ferry dock at which George Washington landed on one of his visits to Schenectady. — Map (db m128741) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — ca 1850
First Schenectady home of Dr. Charles Proteus Steinmetz — Map (db m130186) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Casey JonesLegendary Engineer
Railroads and railroading are an integral part of our nation's songbook. By the early 20th century, that included songs such as John Henry, the mythical steel-drivin' man;" The Wabash Cannonball, a locomotive with "no equal;” . . . — Map (db m125474) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Circa 1824Mary and James Carley House
Built on land granted in 1662 to Jacques Van Slyck, son of a Mohawk woman, Otstoch, and Cornelius Van Slyck. Site of Van Slyck’s tavern 1671. Structure replaces the buildings destroyed in the Great Fire of 1819. — Map (db m128802) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Clench's Tavern
Here St Georges Lodge No 6 F & AM Formed June 1774 Here Washington Was Entertained By Civil and Military Authorities June 30, 1782 — Map (db m51163) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Commemorating Massacre
Commemorating Massacre of Feb. 8-9,1690. One Hundred and Fourteen French and Ninety-Six Indians Entered During Night at North Gate, Located at this Point. Assault was Commenced Here. Seventy Houses were Burned, Sixty Persons Killed and . . . — Map (db m77520) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Cur Non?
Cur Non! On June 11, 1825 Major General Marquis De Lafayette, Soldier, Statesman, Citizen of France And of the United States, Was the Guest of the Honorable Joseph C. Yates, Governor of The State . . . — Map (db m34319) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Dutch Church
Founded Before 1680. First Mohawk Valley Church From Its Academy of 1785 Grew Union College, 1795. — Map (db m77728) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Early Smithy
On this corner site stood first Bellevue Blacksmith shop, from 1885 to 1925. Started by Julius Zander, followed by Julius Zemke. — Map (db m49268) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Edison and SteinmetzTwo founding fathers of electricity
Thomas Edison was a brilliant inventor and entrepreneur. Charles Steinmetz was a mathematical genius in the field of electrical engineering. Both epitomized the American dream for success. Edison was profoundly hearing-impaired and Steinmetz . . . — Map (db m130634) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Ellis Hospital
Built 1893 on this site,replacing 1885 Dispensary. It became City Hall Annex in 1906 as hospital moved to Nott Street location. — Map (db m58342) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — First Mill
Site Of First Mill Built By Sweer Teunise On Mill Kill 1666. Destroyed By Flood 1673 and Rebuilt. First Industry Of The Mohawk Valley — Map (db m51121) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Free Masonry
St George's Lodge, No. 6 F. & A. M. Founded Here 1774 Under Auspices Of Sir John Johnson, Grand Master, New York Colony — Map (db m51170) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — GE Realty Plot
E.K Rossiter, T.H. Ellet, W.T.B. Mynderse, and A.J. Russell were among the major architects who designed houses here. — Map (db m125443) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — General Electric Building 32
Constructed in 1892 for Thomas Edison's research on lighting and later for Doppler Radar development for the United States Government was restored in 1998 by Warren Camp with support from The City Of Schenectady and The New York . . . — Map (db m66125) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Home of Aaron Dickinson
1863 Home of Aaron Dickinson, blacksmith and his wife Elizabeth Home of J. Teller Schoolcraft while he was Mayor of Schenectady (1914-1915) Site of store owned by John Prince (New York State Assembly member, after whom . . . — Map (db m56484) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Hotel Van Curler
Hotel Van Curler Built 1925 Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m50859) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Ignacy Jan Paderewski1860     1941
1860     1941 In This Auditorium On October 8, 1917 At The 35-th National Convention Of The Polish Roman - Catholic Union Of America Ignacy Jan Paderewski Polish Pianist And Statesman Prime Minister Of Poland - 1919 Leader Of . . . — Map (db m101770) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Issac J. Truax Tavern1757-1805
Site of a 18th Century tavern on the King’s Highway. — Map (db m127554) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — John Glen House 1740
John Glen House 1740 Washington Occupied N.E. Bedroom, Second Floor On First Visit to Schenectady In 1775 — Map (db m32541) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — John Howard Payne
To the memory of John Howard Payne, the author of Home Sweet Home. A student at Union College in the Class of 1810. ‘Mid the pleasures and palaces Though I may roam Be it ever so humble There’s no place like home A charm from the . . . — Map (db m130631) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Joseph C. Yates
Here Was Born Joseph C. Yates, Nov. 9, 1768. He was the First Mayor of Schenectady, State Senator, Judge of the Supreme Court, and Governor of the State of New York, Died at his Residence, East Corner Governor's Lane, March . . . — Map (db m33771) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — M-7 Day
Saturday April 10, 1943 On this spot representatives of the British Eight Army paid tribute to American Locomotive Co. Workers — Map (db m51131) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Nott Memorial
Nott Memorial Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This Site Possesses National Significance In Commemorating The History of The United States of America 1986 National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m23365) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Nott Terrace High School
Site of Schenectady High School. Built in 1903, renamed Nott Terrace High School in 1931. Taken down in 1974. — Map (db m127901) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Oldest HouseIn City
Built before 1700 by Hendrick Brouwer a fur trader who died here 1707. Sold 1799 to James Rosa, Supt. Mohawk & Hudson R.R. 1831 — Map (db m128840) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Original Site of the African Church
1837 Original Site of the African Church Founded in 1837 By Reverend Isaac Duryee Renamed Duryee Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1894 — Map (db m97295) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — PulaskiUnion Makes Valor Stronger
Count Casimir Pulaski - Polish friend of America in the Revolutionary War distinguished himself on General George Washington’s staff in the Battle of Brandywine. Commissioned Brigadier General. Fought at Germantown and other battles in winter of . . . — Map (db m128129) HM WM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Rest Here for the Night
(south side) In memory of the soldiers & sailors from Schenectady County, who aided in the suppression of the Great Rebellion of 1861-5. (north side) Erected by the Ladies Monument Association of the City of . . . — Map (db m128133) WM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Revolutionary Hospital & Continental Barracks
On This Site Stood During the Revolutionary War The General Hospital For The Northern Department, And The Continental Barracks. Built By Order Of General Washington In Nov. 1776, And used Until 1780 By Troops Passing Through Or . . . — Map (db m50316) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Ride of Symon Schermerhoorn
On Night of Feb. 8, 1690. Although Wounded He Rode 20 Miles To Albany Warning Settlers — Map (db m77689) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Robert Sanders House 1750
Washington Visited Here in 1775 Later Became Schenectady Female Academy — Map (db m77588) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Schenectady
Updated 2008 Marker: The Chamber of Schenectady County Welcomes You To Schenectady Settled by Arent Van Curler 1661 Burned by the French and Indians Feb. 8, 1690 The original 1924 marker read: Erected by Chamber of . . . — Map (db m15074) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Schenectady
Founded in the Wilderness Beyond Feudal Control Inherits the Spirit of Liberty And Progress * Here Our Forefathers Established A College Free From Sectarianism * They Helped to Develop The Steam Railroad and Inland Water . . . — Map (db m58355) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Schenectady 27th Division World War I Memorial1917 - U.S.A. - 1919
Be it our task to save in memory of the life you gave those rights for which your blood was shed names were not transcribedMap (db m133862) WM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Schenectady Police Department125th Anniversary
Dedicated May 18th, 1995 In Commemoration Of The 125th Anniversary Of The Schenectady Police Department ---------------- In Remembrance of those Police Officers Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice For Their Community ---------------- . . . — Map (db m50312) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Schenectady's Little Italy
Benvenuti Welcome to Schenectady's Little Italy ------------------------------- This Gateway and Street are dedicated to Italian immigrants who came to Schenectady during the great European immigrations to the United States beginning at . . . — Map (db m39547) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Site of Queen's Fort
Built in 1705, as a triple stockade. Rebuilt in 1735, on heavy hewn timbers set on stone wall ten feet high. Fort was one hundred feet square, with blockhouse at each corner, twenty four feet square and twenty feet high. Was capable of holding . . . — Map (db m32506) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Site of the Home of Charles Proteus SteinmetzFrom 1903 Until His Death in 1923.
A pioneer in electrical engineering . He was president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Consulting Engineer of the General Electric Company and Professor of Engineering at Union College. A civic leader he was chairman of the . . . — Map (db m50131) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — South Gate of Stockade
Located at centre of present State Street in east line of stockade, which extended north, through a point nine feet west of northeast corner of present State and Ferry Streets. Watch house was located southwest of, and near this . . . — Map (db m7251) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — South Shore Road
Colonial-Revolutionary road to Fort Stanwix and Oswego. Route of troops in five wars — Map (db m128747) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Southwest Corner of Stockade
Southwest Corner of Stockade, was twenty-eight feet South, from a point one hundred feet west, of this tablet. A blockhouse or fort, containing the royal flagstaff, stood in this angle of stockade, and was burned on night of massacre, Feb. 8-9, . . . — Map (db m32410) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Spanish American War Memorial
Freedom — Patriotism — Humanity Erected by the County of Schenectady commemorating the valor and patriotism of the men of this County who served in the war with Spain, Philippine Insurrection, and China Relief Expedition . . . — Map (db m13862) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — St. George's Church 1762
Organized 1735. Part Of Present Church Built 1759 Used As Barracks During Revolution — Map (db m77685) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Stockade Historic District
The Seventeenth Century The Schenectady Stockade is one of the oldest communities in America. Founded by the Dutch on land purchased from the Mohawk Indians in 1661, it came under English rule three years later. From the earliest days a timber . . . — Map (db m58817) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — The King’s Highway
Route of main road west until 1799. — Map (db m127551) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — The King’s Highway
First road between Albany and Schenectady c. 1663. — Map (db m127553) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — The King’s Highway
The route of the King’s Highway. George Washington rode over this road to Schenectady in 1786 — Map (db m127556) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — The King’s HighwayRoute of
The main route west until 1799. — Map (db m127557) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — The King’s Highway
First road from Albany ended here at Schenectady south gate — Map (db m131300) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — The Movable Dam at Lock 8Schenectady/ Erie Canalway Trail
Work began here in Rotterdam in 1908 on Erie Barge Canal Lock 8. In addition to constructing Lock 8, engineers built a three-span moveable dam (about 510 feet wide) that raises boats heading upstream as much as 15 feet when the dam is activated. . . . — Map (db m130555) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — The Site of Schenectady
The site of Schenectady was bought of the Indians by Van Curler in 1661 and a patent granted 1690. Union College was chartered in 1795. The city was incorporated in 1798 and in 1831 became the western terminus of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad. . . . — Map (db m58551) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Thomas Edison Arrived at Schenectady
At this site Thomas Edison arrived at Schenectady Aug. 20, 1886 to found his Machine Works which in 1892 became the General Electric Company. — Map (db m4337) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Toll House1820
Constructed for Dr. Daniel J. Toll, physician — Map (db m128756) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Truax Burial Grounds(700 Ft. NE)
Issac Truax and Isaac Jr., two innkeepers on the King’s Highway buried here. — Map (db m127555) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Union College
Charter granted 1795. Present North and South College buildings erected 1813-14 from plans by Jacques Ramee — Map (db m127897) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Vale Cemetery
A rural cemetery est. 1857. At rest are early settlers, veterans, notable women, politicians, industrialists, African-Americans, inventors — Map (db m127896) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — West College
Built 1804 on this site by Union College before move to uptown campus in 1814. It became first city hall, then Union Classical School. Union College Bicentennial 1795-1995Map (db m58871) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Whipple Bowstring Truss
Whipple Bowstring Truss An Example of the First Scientifically Designed Bridge Truss Commemorating the Contributions to Bridge Engineering of Squire Whipple, Class of 1830 A gift from the City of Johnstown, New York . . . — Map (db m32344) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Yates House
Reputed Oldest House In City. Typical Early 18th Century Home Of Abraham Yates — Map (db m14804) HM

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