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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 Obama …
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 an…
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
Explorer, here ended the
voyage of the Half Moon
in quest of the Indies
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 schools ther…
On 2 January 1839
The Albany Medical College
reopened and occupied the
Lancaster School designed
by Philip Hooker in 1816
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 of the school
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…
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.
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.