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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 despite the fact…
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 Age," and beav…
Upon this site stood the First Brick Building said to have been erected in North America of material imported from Holland for the Rev. Gideon Schaets' Parsonage 1657 Bi-centennial Tablet 1886
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 Livingston Chapter of …
Organized 1642 Present building designed by Philip Hooker erected 1798
Former name of Clinton Ave. This was the dividing line between the City of Albany and the Manor of Rensselaerwyck
The City of Albany Salutes B. Lodge & Co. "Albany's Oldest Store" Established 1867 Presented by Mayor Gerald D. Jennings January 11, 1999
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 citizens July4, 1876