Historic Structure Inventory

Inventory by Date

Inventory by Address

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Cataloging buildings from 1720 to 1860 in Albany, New York

This is an inventory of the oldest buildings in Albany dating until 1860, generated by surveying the known areas of early settlement in Albany. Albany was originally settled as Fort Orange by the Dutch in 1624 at the base of Broadway and Madison Avenue.  The city was established in 1659 outside the fort to the north.  As the city grew, it spread west away from the Hudson River and south first, then north.  This inventory focuses on the earliest areas of expansion including the Arbor Hill (1840-1910), Downtown Albany (1880-1920), Pastures (1820-1930), and South End/ Groesbeckville (1820-1930) Historic Districts.  To identify many of the lesser known or in many cases, unknown, 18th century and early 19th century structures, Historic Albany analyzed structures along Albany‚Äôs three turnpikes, Albany's many creeks, and in the neighborhoods that developed around the estates built outside the city limits.

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This project was funded  by grants from the Hudson River Valley Greenway (in partnership with the City of Albany), National Trust for Historic Preservation through the National Trust Preservation Fund, and Preservation League of New York State through the Preserve NY Program.  Reseach and survey work was completed by Don Rittner and Walter Wheeler.