Historic State Street

Historic State Street (HM274M)

Location: Albany, NY 12207 Albany County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 39.046', W 73° 45.294'

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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 route for trade in and out of Albany in the 1600s. Buildings in the Dutch style - both homes and businesses - lined the lower portion of the street by the early 1650s.

Over your left shoulder is Wellington Row. In the mid-1800s each of these buildings was a fashionable townhouse. In the early 20th century the row was transformed for commercial use, as seen above. The buildings fell derelict in the 1990s. Advocacy led by Historic Albany Foundation spurred a developer to save the buildings, resulting in the preserved row you see today.
HM NumberHM274M
Year Placed2016
Placed ByAlbany Cultural Heritage and Tourism Partnership, New York State Museum, Downtown Albany and SUNY
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 602059 N 4722785
Decimal Degrees42.65076667, -73.75490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 39.046', W 73° 45.294'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 39' 2.76" N, 73° 45' 17.64" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)518
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 132 NY-5, Albany NY 12207, US
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