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New York (Albany County), Albany — "The Elms" — Home of Verplank Colvin
Surveyor of the Adirondack wilderness and state lands from 1872 to 1900. Champion of the N.Y. Forest Preserve — Map (db m15237) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — 10th Ward War Memorial

Dedicated to the memory of the men and women from The 10th Ward who served their country in time of war — Map (db m115725) WM

New 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
New 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 . . . — Map (db m115659) HM

New York (Albany County), Albany — 1st Telephone Central Office in New York State
1st Telephone Central Office in New York State opened near this site March 18, 1878 — Map (db m116743) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — 200th Anniversary of Albany Charter
Tablet commemorating the Two Hundredth Anniversary of Albany As a chartered city Settled about 1624: Charter Granted by Gov. Dongan: July 22 1606: State Legislature Held Here Permanently Since 1797: Early Names Of The City: . . . — Map (db m5560) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — 200th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington
By his faith in God and man he built our nation Erected in 1932 by the New York State Commission for the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor Hon. . . . — Map (db m8126) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — A City of Outstanding Historical Significance
The city of Albany is home to six National Historic Landmarks and more than 4,000 properties listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places. In 2015, Albany was designated a Preserve America Community by President . . . — Map (db m116698) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Academy Park
Established in 1882, a hill on the site required the removal of 10,000 loads of sand and clay filling a gully on the north side of Elk Street where present houses were built. Albany 300 - 1686-1986 - Still making History Erected by Albany . . . — Map (db m64997) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Albany - Capital of New York 200 Years
In Honor of the 200th Anniversary of the 1797           City of Albany           1997 Serving as the Capital City of the State of New York For twenty years, after the establishment of the State of new . . . — Map (db m5540) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Albany Medical College
On 2 January 1839 The Albany Medical College reopened and occupied the Lancaster School designed by Philip Hooker in 1816 — Map (db m116752) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Albany Pump Station
The original Quackenbush pumping sta. engines pumped water from Hudson River to reservoirs until Dec. 1932. In Charge of Construction: I.C. Chesbrough. Engineer; J.H. Mars, Engineer For Pump Engine Constr. 1874 Designated as an Albany . . . — Map (db m4190) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — America's First Shaker Settlement

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Shaker Heritage Society Museum and Gift Shop — Map (db m115695) HM

New 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
New York (Albany County), Albany — B. Lodge & Company — ”Albany’s Oldest Store”
The City of Albany Salutes B. Lodge & Co. ”Albany’s Oldest Store” Established 1867 Presented by Mayor Gerald D. Jennings January 11, 1999 Map (db m116738) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Birthplace of Modern Electricity
Here discovering magnetic induction, Joseph Henry pioneered the telegraph and electric motor, 1829 - 31 — Map (db m127919) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Bleecker Park
In 1835 the City appropriated $1,000 and citizens raised a fund to enclose it within an iron fence. A fountain, the first in the city, dedicated in 1863. Albany 300 - 1686-1986 - Still making History — Map (db m65000) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Boardman & Gray Piano Factory

Built as the Boardman & Gray Piano Factory in 1853, it later became the Regent Shirt Factory, then the offices of the Brandow Printing Co. — Map (db m115701) HM

New 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

New York (Albany County), Albany — Chester Alan Arthur
Twenty First President of the United States Born October 5, 1830 Died November 18, 1886 — Map (db m95485) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — City Hall Carillon
Initiated by William Gorham Rice. Completed in 1927. Restored in 1986 celebrating Albany's Tricentennial of the Dongan Charter through the generous contributions of the citizens of Albany. Albany 300 - 1686-1986 - Still making History Erected by . . . — Map (db m64992) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Court of Appeals
Highest tribunal in New York State This building erected 1842 State Education Department 1940 — Map (db m64995) HM
New 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

New York (Albany County), Albany — Declaration of Independence Centennial Memorial
The Declaration of Independence Was first publicly read in Albany by order of the Committee of Safety July 19, 1776 in front of this City Hall, then on this site. This memorial of the event was placed here by the citizens . . . — Map (db m116673) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — First Church in Albany (Reformed)
Organized 1642 Present building designed by Philip Hooker erected 1798 — Map (db m116733) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — First Plastic
Celluloid-invented 1868 by John Wesley Hyatt First Use- Billiard Balls Albany Billiard Ball Co. — Map (db m129994) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — First Railroad
Near Here Mohawk and Hudson First Railroad Chartered in this Country, 1826, Began its Run Albany to Schenectady. — Map (db m36635) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Fort Frederick
Fort Frederick Governor Edmund Andros Made an Inspection in Albany in 1676 and Found Fort Orange, Located Near the Foot of Madison Avenue in Poor Condition. He Ordered a New Fort Constructed at a Site in the Center of State Street Just West of Lodge . . . — Map (db m5248) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Fort Frederick
In the Middle of this Street To the East Stood Fort Frederick Goal of Burgoyne's Drive to Split the Colonies - 1777 — Map (db m5280) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Fort Frederick
Facing The River On an Eminence in This Broad Street. Opposite St Peters Church Stood, Fort Frederick. Built About 1676. Removed 1789. Gallows Hill to the South. Fort Burial Ground, to the North. — Map (db m5405) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Albany — NY-21 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this Place Passed Gen. Henry Knox In the Winter of 1775 - 1776 To Deliver To Gen. George Washington At Cambridge The Train of Artillery From Fort Ticonderoga Used to Force the British Army to Evacuate Boston . . . — Map (db m23717) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — General Philip Henry Sheridan Monument
Philip Henry Sheridan, General United States Army. Born Albany NY. March 6th 1831, Died Nonquitt Mass. August 5th, 1888.

Erected by the citizens of Albany and the state of New York under chapter 100 of the laws of 1914. Commissioners: . . . — Map (db m95584) WM

New York (Albany County), Albany — General Washington

traveled this road on his tours of the Mohawk Valley 1782 and 1783. — Map (db m115354) HM

New York (Albany County), Albany — Glenn Curtiss Flight
From This Ground Glenn Curtiss Began The First Long Distance Airplane Flight Albany To New York May 29, 1910. — Map (db m13308) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Henry Hudson
Explorer, here ended the voyage of the Half Moon in quest of the Indies September, 1609 — Map (db m116689) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Herman Melville
Author of "Moby Dick" Studied and Worked During Formative Years in Albany 1830 - 1838. Family Home at 3 Clinton Square 1834-1838 — Map (db m32335) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Historic State Street
This section of State Street is arguably the oldest continuously operating commercial avenue in the United States. What began as a path in the woods cut by Native peoples and Dutch beaver trappers and traders became the main east-west . . . — Map (db m116688) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Joseph Henry — Pathfinder in Science
Joseph Henry Pathfinder in Science Born in Albany 1797 Died in Washington 1878 [Left Panel]: I arranged around one of the upper rooms in the Albany Academy a wire of more than a mile in length throvgh which I was enabled . . . — Map (db m11749) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Albany — LaFayette Park
Named in honor of the Marquis de LaFayette who commanded troops at Albany in 1778. Returned here in 1784 on his way to Fort Schuyler was entertained by the State of New York and the City of Albany during his visits in 1824-1825. — Map (db m64999) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Lil's Diner

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m115699) HM

New York (Albany County), Albany — Lincoln in Albany
"I hold myself without mock modesty, the humblest of all individuals that have ever been elevated to the Presidency....You have generously tendered me the united support of the great Empire State." - Abraham Lincoln speaking to the New York . . . — Map (db m5191) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Lincoln Mourned
"The face had an expression of absolute content, of relief, at throwing off a burden such as few men have been called upon to bear --- a burden which few men could have borne." - Recollections of New York Secretary of State Chauncey M. Depew. . . . — Map (db m5192) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Lincoln Park
In 1886 the site was unimproved: “wild and rugged in every respect.” Formerly known as Delaware Square, Delaware Park, Beaver Park — Map (db m131656) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Lydius Corner
. . . — Map (db m116731) HM
New 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

New 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

New York (Albany County), Albany — New York State Office Building
New York State Office Building Cornerstone Laid By Gov. Alfred E. Smith, 1928. — Map (db m8024) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — NSDAR Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial
The New York State Organization National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honors the courage and valor of more than 41,000 patriot troops in the line. The levies and the militia from New York Colony and State who left their homes and . . . — Map (db m64998) WM
New York (Albany County), Albany — NYS Capitol & Albany City Hall
In 1885, American Architect and Building News named "The Best Ten Buildings in the United States." Two of those selected were the New York State Capitol and Albany City Hall, before you and to your right. The Capitol was chosen . . . — Map (db m116699) HM
New 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 Rensselaerwyck — Map (db m116736) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Phase 1 New York City 1993-1997
When the USS Slater returned from Greece to dock at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on August 27, 1993, the state of the ship was appalling. The first goal was to survey the condition of the ship and develop a plan of action. . . . — Map (db m49646) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Phase 2 Albany 1997 - 2001
In 1997, the management at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum made the decision to downsize and the SLATER was asked to find a new home. The ship was towed to Albany and arrived on October 27, 1997 to a crowd of well wishers. Here, a new group of . . . — Map (db m49645) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Phase 3 Albany 2002 - Present
The whole painstaking process of restoring the ship, acquiring the parts and installing the refurbished gear, has been driven by volunteers and would have never been possible without these dedicated individuals. The SLATER's wooden whale boat has . . . — Map (db m49644) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Philip Livingston
One of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was born on this site January 15, 1716 (O.S.) This tablet was erected under the auspices of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York by Philip . . . — Map (db m116732) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Railroads
In the dawn of American Railroads, the Mohawk and Hudson Line (1831), running between Albany and Schenectady, was one of the first built. Juggling funding, inventions, public relations and sheer determination, this railroad evolved from a . . . — Map (db m116703) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Schuyler Mansion
1½ Miles SCHUYLER MANSION Home of General Philip Schuyler. Residence of Alexander Hamilton in 1781 and 1795. — Map (db m58880) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Schuyler Mansion
The Schuyler Mansion 1762 Acquired By The State Of New York 1911 Restored and Dedicated As An Historic Monument October 17, 1917 Governor Charles S. Whitman Trustees Mary Margaretta Manning President James F. Tracey . . . — Map (db m58881) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Schuyler Mansion
The Schuyler Mansion Erected 1762 The Home of Major General Philip Schuyler of the American Revolution Patriot * Soldier * Statesman * 1733 1804* Acquired by the State of New York 1911 Restored and Dedicated October . . . — Map (db m58882) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Schuyler Mansion — State Historic Site
Major General Philip Schuyler commanded the Northern Department of the Continental Army until August 1777. After the Battles of Saratoga, British General Burgoyne stayed here as a prisoner-guest. Revolutionary Heritage Trail — Map (db m58883) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Second Albany City Hall — Erected 1705
On the North-east Corner of Broadway then Court Street, and Hudson, then Spanish Street, stood the second City Hall, erected 1705, in which the famous Congress of 1754 “met and prepared a Union of the Several Colonies for Mutual Defense . . . — Map (db m116676) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Shaker Garage (1920)

By 1920, automobiles had become both necessary and fashionable. The Shakers never hesitated to adopt new technology that would make life easier and more efficient. They built this concrete garage for their Packard automobilies [sic]. — Map (db m115671) HM

New 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

New 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

New 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

New York (Albany County), Albany — Site of 1 Elk St.
Residence for NYS Governors Enos Throop - 1830-2, Washington Hunt - 1850-2, Horatio Seymour - 1852-4 and Mayor J. Stevenson - 1826-8 New York State Bar Association — Map (db m64996) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Albany — Site of Main Entrance to Old Capitol — Erected 1806
Gen. Lafayette was received here 1824 The remains of President Lincoln and many other prominent men, lay in state here. The State Library was adjoining and with Capitol, demolished 1883. Fronting on this park stood Congress Hall, famous for its . . . — Map (db m64990) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Site of Martin Van Buren Residence
Martin Van Buren 1782 - 1862 resided at 92 State Street on this site while serving as 9th Governor of the State of New York 1828 - 1829 He is famed for his distinguished career as boy-lawyer, surrogate, judge, state senator, Attorney . . . — Map (db m5439) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Site of New York Central Railroad Erector Shop
Site Of The New York Central Railroad erector shop where Engine 999 was built in 1893. '999' was the first creation of man in the history of time to Travel 100 Miles per Hour — Map (db m32251) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Spanish-American War Memorial

Erected by The City of Albany July 22, 1928 in memory of those who served their country in the Spanish-American War —————————— William S. Hackett John Boyd Thacher . . . — Map (db m115726) WM

New York (Albany County), Albany — St. Peter's Church
In the middle of State, formerly Yonkers Street, one block below, stood the First English Church, built A.D. 1715, upon ground granted by letters patent from King George the First. It bore the name of St. Peter's Church. The parish was incorporated . . . — Map (db m76381) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — State Education Building
Dedicated 1912. Education Department Offices; State Library; State Museum; Exhibits; Open to Public — Map (db m118762) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — SUNY Plaza — Albany's Castle
The grand building before you is home to the headquarters of The State University of New York (SUNY). Founded in 1948, SUNY is the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States. Among the system's 64 . . . — Map (db m116667) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Swinburne Park — Albany 300 — 1686 - 1986 - Still Making History —

Named in memory of Hon. John Swinburne, M.D., Mayor of Albany 1882-84. One of four surgeon's to found Albany Medical College. Member of Congress. — Map (db m115735) HM

New York (Albany County), Albany — The Albany Academy — 1813...1938
Chartered March 4, 1813 Held its first classes in a frame building which formerly stood upon this site This tablet erected June 3, 1938 during the Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the founding . . . — Map (db m116745) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — The Battle of Henry Johnson
[Top Panel] The Battle of Henry Johnson First American Awarded Croix De Guerre with Gold Palm For Valor [Center Panel] In Memory of Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson Albany, New York for uncommon valor in combat . . . — Map (db m42675) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — The Erie Canal / Albany Basin
The Erie Canal. This site marks the east end of the canal, opened in 1825. It carried products and people between the Hudson River and Lake Erie Albany Basin. For nearly 100 years boats entered the Erie Canal at nearby Lock 1, . . . — Map (db m5174) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — The Four Immortal Chaplains
George L. Fox, Methodist minister Alexander D. Goode, Jewish Rabbi Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed Minister John P. Washington, Catholic Priest During the early morning hours of February 3, 1943 the USAT Dorchester was part of a convoy of six . . . — Map (db m64989) HM WM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Albany — The King’s Highway — Route of
First Dutch road between Albany and Schenectady c. 1663 — Map (db m127902) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — The Kings Highway
First road to Schenectady began here near west gate of Albany Stockade P.B.H.P.P. — Map (db m64991) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Townsend Park — Albany 300 — 1686 - 1986 - Still Making History —

Named in memory of Mayor John Townsend 1829-1830 and 1832. Prominent banker and public servant — Map (db m115705) HM

New York (Albany County), Albany — U.S.S. Slater — (DE-766)
Time: The Second World War, 1942 During the “dark days” of 1940, after the German conquest of France and prior to the U.S. involvement in World War II, England stood alone against the threat of Nazi world domination. An island . . . — Map (db m18188) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Uncle Dan
One Second Avenue birthplace of Daniel P. O'Connell November 13, 1885. Albany Democratic leader 1923 to 1977. — Map (db m131671) HM
New 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 . . . — Map (db m115674) HM

New York (Albany County), Albany — Washington Avenue Armory

2006 Preservation Merit Award Adaptive Use — Map (db m115739) HM

New York (Albany County), Albany — Washington Park — Albany 300 — 1686-1986 • Still Making History —
Attained its present form in the years 1869-1884 Design attributed to the concepts of renowned Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted — Map (db m138130) HM
New 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 mill — Map (db m131759) HM
New York (Albany County), Altamont — Altamont
Incorporated as a village 1890. Officers: President Hiram Griggs; Trustees Smith Philley, Jesse Crounse. Henry A. Wilbur — Map (db m49530) HM
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 27 — Altamont — Museum In The Streets — Knowersville —
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 routes . . . — Map (db m133581) HM
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 2 — Altamont Free Library — Altamont, 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 newest, . . . — Map (db m115732) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 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 diamond and pearl . . . — Map (db m132693) HM
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 10 — Beebe Harness Shop
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, Mr. Beebe . . . — Map (db m131475) HM
New 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
New 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 1812 — Map (db m91509) HM
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 12 — Enterprise Building
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
New York (Albany County), Altamont — Family Cemetery
Family Cemetery Of Early Pioneer Jurrian Severson Grave of John J. Vanaernam Ensign, Revolutionary War Born 1730 - Died 1814 — Map (db m44022) HM
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 11 — Fire Department/Village Hall — 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
New 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
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 8 — Home Front Cafe — Altamont, 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 store . . . — Map (db m131500) HM
New 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
New 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
New York (Albany County), Altamont — John Groot
Farm and Burial Place John Groot Officer 3d Regiment Albany County Militia War of Revolution — Map (db m43885) HM
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 15 — Lincoln Avenue School — Altamont, 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
New York (Albany County), Altamont — Old Plank Road
Schoharie to Albany Followed this Route Chartered 1849 Abandoned 1867 — Map (db m44861) HM
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 1 — Orsini Park — Altamont, 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, a . . . — Map (db m131477) HM WM
New York (Albany County), Altamont — Severson House
Built by Early Settler Jurrian Severson Located on Map of West Manor Rensselaerswyck, 1767 — Map (db m44897) HM
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 16 — St. John’s Lutheran Church — 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
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 14 — The Carriage Works — Altamont, 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
New York (Albany County), Altamont — 13 — The Great Fire — Altamont, 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
New 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
New York (Albany County), Berne — Ax Factory
Established by Daniel Simmons in 1825. Said to be the first factory in the United States to make axes from cast steel — Map (db m62839) HM
New York (Albany County), Berne — Cheese Factory
First in Town of Berne Built in 1878 and Made 495 Pounds in a Single Day — Map (db m57477) HM
New York (Albany County), Berne — Dedicated
Dedicated to the of those who served in all wars — Map (db m131422) WM
New York (Albany County), Berne — Earliest House
Built About 1750 By Peter Weidman, A Swiss, Stood On This Site — Map (db m101715) HM
New York (Albany County), Berne — East Berne
Formerly Called Werner's Mills And Philadelphia — Map (db m50538) HM
New York (Albany County), Berne — Johannes Dietz
Near this spot in September 1781 Johannes Dietz and seven members of his family were massacred by Tories and Indians. — Map (db m30756) HM
New York (Albany County), Berne — Mill Site
For Carding and Fulling Mill Built at an Early Date by Malachi Whipple William H. Ball And Lyman Dwight — Map (db m57478) HM
New 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 Years — Map (db m101719) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Berne — Schools
In 1812 there were 21 school districts in Town of Berne and 30 the next year. In 1816 there were 1710 pupils in school — Map (db m62840) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Berne — West Berne
West Berne Called Mechanicsville 1830-34 Because So Many Mechanics Lived Here — Map (db m73433) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Clarksville — Site of the Battle of Clarksville
On Dec.3, 1839, during the Anti-Rent Wars, Sheriff Artcher and his posse marched from Albany to Clarksville. They met their first resistance here. — Map (db m50488) HM
New York (Albany County), Coeymans — Coeymans — The World War
A tribute to those from this town who served their country in the World War — Map (db m131674) WM
New 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 Coeymans — Map (db m135122) HM
New 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, 1996 — Map (db m131672) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — A Park Named Craner * Cohoes Recalls a Hero — Cohoes Remembers Vets Craner Park Cohoes, NY Saturday, May 20, 2006
Robert Craner was born in 1933 to Grace and Alfred Craner and grew up at 27 Church Street in the "Orchard" section of Cohoes. He graduated from the local Catholic Central High School in 1950 and enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 19. Craner . . . — Map (db m40821) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — An Urban Refuge

Peebles Island State Park is located in the city of Cohoes (Albany County) and the village of Waterford (Saratoga County). Surrounded by the third and fourth branches of the Mohawk River, this 191-acre park includes Polrump, Goat, and Peebles . . . — Map (db m115377) HM

New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Breastworks

Erected under direction of Thaddeus Koscuiszko in August-September 1777 to check Burgoyne's invasion — Map (db m115356) HM

New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Camp Van Schaick
Continental Army, Northern Department under command General Philip Schuyler General Horatio Gates Aug. 15 - Sept. 8, 1777 — Map (db m7665) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Camp Van Schaick
Encampment of the Northern Department Continental Army August 9-September 8-1777 from this place August 9-1777 Gen. Ebenezer Learned with his Massachusetts Brigade marched to relieve Fort Stanwix — Map (db m7666) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Cluett, Peabody & Company — What Happened at the Bleachery?

Cluett, Peabody & Co., a Troy-based manufacturer of men's collars and shirts, purchased Peebles Island in 1909. The abundant water, existing rail lines, and proximity to the company's Troy factory made the island an ideal location for treating . . . — Map (db m115364) HM

New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Cohoes City Hall
Designed by Architect J.C. Holland and constructed in 1895, this Romanesque Revival building is the center of Cohoes Government. The limestone structure was the first building in the city constructed with public funds. — Map (db m40988) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Cohoes Mastodon
Site of Cohoes Mastodon Found September 1866 Now in N. Y. State Museum — Map (db m40818) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Cohoes Tribute
This monument is dedicated to the Men of Cohoes who on land or on sea risked their lives that this Nation might endure — Map (db m131753) WM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Continental Avenue
Algonquin and Mohawk Indian trail. Colonial military route. — Map (db m131687) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Egberts & Bailey Mill
First building erected for the manufacture of knit goods by power in America, 1836. First power knitting machinery applied in Cohoes, 1832 — Map (db m11392) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — First Power Mill for the Manufacture of Knit Fabrics
First Power Mill - for the - Manufacture of Knit Fabrics ———————— Erected in 1843, By Egberts & Bailey Inventors of the Power Knitting Machine in 1832. ·      ·      . . . — Map (db m11350) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — George Stacy Davis — Cohoesier in Baseball's Hall of Fame
George Stacey Davis was a shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball at the turn of the 20th century. He also spent several seasons as a third baseman and center fielder, and lesser amounts of time at other positions. Over his playing career, . . . — Map (db m120681) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Horace B. Silliman — His Life and Legacy
Horace Brinsmade Silliman was born in 1825. He was educated in Albany Academy, graduated from Union College in 1846 ( a member of Phi Beta Kappa) and later received honorary degrees from Union and Hamilton Colleges. Silliman first became a . . . — Map (db m41361) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Juncta
Junction of the Original Erie and Champlain Canals First Settlement and Name of Cohoes. Site of the First Post Office. — Map (db m6161) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Knickerbacker Toll Bridge

This Toll Bridge Opened to the Public.

May 18th 1880.

Originated and Owned by Thomas A. Knickerbacker.

Was Destroyed By Fire March 7, 1920. — Map (db m115502) HM

New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Misty 17
"Misty" was the call sign used by the F-110F Fast Forward Air Controllers (Fast Fac's) during the Vietnam War. There were 155 pilots officially assigned to fly missions over North Vietnam from June 15, 1967 to May 19, 1970. 21 other attached pilots . . . — Map (db m40826) HM
New 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

New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Peebles Island in the 18th-20th Centuries

During the Revolutionary War, American troops camped on Van Schaick and Peebles Islands. Thaddaeus Kosciuszko, a prominent Polish engineer who aided the American cause, designed the earthworks that are visible today near the bridge to . . . — Map (db m115385) HM

New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Sightseeing / Cataract House, Cohoes Falls, N.Y.
Sightseeing Dutch visitors left the first written accounts of the Great Falls of the Mohawk River at Cohoes during the 1640s. Generations of sightseers, poets, and artists followed to look at the falls, hear their roar, and feel the spray. . . . — Map (db m11612) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — The Cohoes Mastodont
The Cohoes Mastodont was discovered during the excavation for Harmony Mill #3 in 1866. The mill is sometimes referred to as the "Mastodon Mill" for this reason. When all the bones were recovered, they were kept at the Harmony Mills Office on . . . — Map (db m41622) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — The Erie Canal — Power Canal Park | Cohoes NY
The Erie Canal flowed through Cohoes along two distinct paths during the 19th century. The first phase, 1825-1841, is commonly referred to as "Clinton's Ditch" after New York Governor DeWitt Clinton, who was the foremost advocate for construction of . . . — Map (db m42224) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — The Matton Shipyard
The Matton Shipyard John E. Matton built his shipyard here on Van Schaick Island in 1916, shortly after the new Barge Canal opened. Besides building barges and tugboats, the shipyard serviced and repaired the boats that travelled both the Erie . . . — Map (db m48282) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Van Schaick Burial Plot
First Settlers of Cohoes And Owners of Half Moon Patent Buried Here — Map (db m7249) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Van Schaick Island
Military encampment   1777 Here, in the days leading up to the Battles of Saratoga, 5,000 – 8,000 Continental soldiers were garrisoned. — Map (db m37454) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Van Schaick Mansion
1735 - 1927 Van Schaick Mansion Home Of John G. Van Schaick and his Wife Anna Patriot Americans Built by Anthony Van Schaick Son of Goosen Gerritsen original patentee Headquarters August 18-September 8-1777 Northern . . . — Map (db m7250) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Van Schaick Mansion
In 1777, this mansion was the headquarters for the Northern Department of the Continental Army, and the site where the victorious Saratoga Campaign was planned. Revolutionary War Heritage Trail — Map (db m37455) HM
New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Van Schaick Mansion — Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
The plans for the Battle of Saratoga were drawn up in this house in the summer of 1777, when the American Army was headquartered here. That April General Philip Schuyler and 5,000 troops retreated from Fort Edward in advance of Burgoyne’s superior . . . — Map (db m37457) HM
New 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 . . . — Map (db m115371) HM

New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Water Ford

A colonial ford across the Mohawk River from which Waterford derives its name. Site of the colonial Fort Half-Moon — Map (db m115362) HM

New York (Albany County), Colonie — Boght Church
Site of the Reformed Dutch Church of the Boght 1st Church North of Albany Organized by the Classis Of Albany, Feb. 22, 1784 — Map (db m24730) HM
New York (Albany County), Colonie — Dalessondro Boulevard
In December of 1944, near Kalterherberg, Germany Technical Sergeant Peter J. Dalessondro of the 9th Infantry Division, at great personal risk, intrepidly fought against overwhelming enemy attack to save his company from defeat. His singlehanded . . . — Map (db m21881) HM
New York (Albany County), Colonie — NY-19 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this Place Passed Gen. Henry Knox In the Winter of 1775 - 1776 To Deliver To Gen. George Washington At Cambridge The Train of Artillery From Fort Ticonderoga Used to Force the British Army to Evacuate Boston . . . — Map (db m23749) HM
New York (Albany County), Colonie — Loudoun Ferry Road
1755 Constructed as Military Road from Albany to Lake George by Provincial Troops from New York, New England and New Jersey under command of Major General William Johnson ——— Named in honor of Major General . . . — Map (db m24514) HM
New York (Albany County), Colonie — Maplewood Historic Park
Site of Erie Canal lock & former Weighlock Bldg.1850-1915 located near "The Juncta" of old Erie and Champlain Canals — Map (db m40996) HM
New York (Albany County), Colonie — Shaker Cemetery
First burials occurred on this historic site in 1787- Mother Ann Lee and early leaders reburied here later — Map (db m41150) HM
New York (Albany County), Colonie — Shaker Church Family Barn
Built in 1916 on the site of the original barn which had been destroyed by fire — Map (db m40593) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Colonie — The Erie Canal
For nearly a century, canal boats were pulled by mules and horse over this portion of New York State's famed Erie Canal. One of the slowest and most crowded parts of the waterway started to the north of the Flatts at Maplewood. Here Began the . . . — Map (db m14742) HM
New York (Albany County), Colonie — The Weighlock Building — 1850-1915
This Greek-revival building was one of several weigh stations along the Canal used to levy the tolls for barges carrying merchandise and farm goods. Until 1850 freight cargoes were measured by the displacement theory, but this hydraulic type . . . — Map (db m40999) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Delmar — Union Dutch Reformed Church
Founded and Erected 1825. "For The Glory of God" Quoted from 1824 Land Deed. Horse Sheds Built 1840 Fellowship Hall Added 1906 — Map (db m97276) HM
New York (Albany County), Dormansville — Andrew Hannay
Near here Andrew Hannay raised a company of volunteers October 1777 to oppose invasion of Burgoyne who surrendered before their arrival — Map (db m135130) HM
New York (Albany County), Dormansville — Dormansville
Named in honor of Daniel Dorman, an inn and store keeper, and first postmaster in 1832 — Map (db m135109) HM
New York (Albany County), Dormansville — Dormansville War Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Dormansville NY who served in the wars of our country — Map (db m135134) WM
New York (Albany County), Dormansville — Reformed Church
Original site of the Dutch Reformed Church organized 1793. Present location Village of Westerlo. — Map (db m136003) HM
New York (Albany County), East Berne — Anti-Rent Riots
More Leased Land in Berne than any other Town in Albany County Led to Serious Outbreaks After 1840 — Map (db m50489) HM
New York (Albany County), East Berne — Lutheran Church
Organized 1790. First pastor Rev. August Friederich Meier. Frame building used until brick church constructed 1835 — Map (db m132604) HM
New York (Albany County), East Berne — Mill Site
Mill built here about 1765 by John and Christopher Warner — Map (db m132602) HM
New York (Albany County), Feura Bush — Jerusalem Reformed Church
Established 1791. First located on Route 308. Rev. Harmanus Van Huysen was pastor 1793-1825. Current edifice built 1826. — Map (db m130527) HM
New York (Albany County), Feura Bush — Memorial
This memorial is dedicated in honor to all those who served our great country. — Map (db m130529) WM
New York (Albany County), Feura Bush — Slingerland House 1762
Built by Tunis Cornelise Slingerland, Dutch emigrant 1650, on land purchased from Indians — Map (db m130530) HM
New York (Albany County), Glenmont — This is the Capital District — Historic New York
          The Capital District has long been important as a trading post, military objective and governmental center. Located near the juncture of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, Albany has been the “crossroads” of the northeast since . . . — Map (db m56854) HM
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Battle of Normanskill
Fought north of the creek Schenectady Militia with 40 Rhode Island troops dispersed large group of Tories on August 11, 1777 — Map (db m49379) HM
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Captain Jacob Van Aernam
Captain Jacob Van Aernam 1732 - 1813 Revolutionary hero buried here Courageous always he fought for his beloved Country's independence — Map (db m44031) HM
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Dr F. Crounse
Built this house, 1833 First physician at West Guilderland (Altamont) Practiced here sixty years — Map (db m49844) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — First Lutheran Church
On this spot stood the First Lutheran Church in Town of Guilderland 1787. Rev. Heinrich Moeller first regular pastor — Map (db m48961) HM
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — First Meeting
of Town of Guilderland held April 5, 1803 in this house at that time a tavern conducted by Hendrick Apple — Map (db m49845) HM
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — First Reformed Dutch Church
100 ft. west, site of the First Reformed Dutch Church in Guilderland. Built before 1767. First pastor Rev. Harmanus Van Huysen — Map (db m136065) HM
New 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
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — French's Hollow
Site of a Sawmill; Clothe Wks of Peter K. Broeck 1795; Factory of Abel French and Tavern of Jacob Aker 1800 — Map (db m65413) HM
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — George Wagner
Home of George Wagner Lieutenant in the American Revolution — Map (db m63346) HM
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Glass Works
Begun 1785 by Leonard De Neuville. Known as Albany Glass House, later Hamilton Glass Wks. Made bottles & window glass. Closed 1815 — Map (db m50620) HM
New 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 1985Map (db m103165) HM
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Hamilton Glass House
. . . — Map (db m45518) HM
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Home Of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft B.1793 - D. 1864 Glass Maker, Explorer, Author, Poet, Authority On American Indians. — Map (db m77593) HM
New 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

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