The story of how the seemingly ordinary and unfascinating building on Hudson Avenue was identified to be one of the last remaining Dutch buildings left in Albany and its pedigree proven.
Listen Albany: the Capital City's Cultural Heritage Podcast, is a series of podcasts that offer just a glimpse into Albany's long, rich history
Albany, the oldest city in the United States operating under its original charter (1686), has known many famous faces over its centuries-long life; it’s world-class architecture and stunning streetscapes providing the perfect backdrop to countless historic events.
Through the podcasts below, learn about the people and places that make Albany's heritage unique. Some are designed to be walking tours, allowing you to listen to Albany stories as you wander around one of it’s neighborhoods. Other podcasts are live-event recordings featuring historians and other prominent local figures discussing the city's cultural heritage.Happy listening!
Funding is provided by the The Albany County Convention & Visitor's Bureau Fund of the Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region. Additional support provided by City Historian Anthony Opalka, Maeve McEneny, Matt Malette of Albany Archives, and the City of Albany's Office of Cultural Affairs. Produced by and for Historic Albany Foundation. Recorded at Overit Media.
The tour begins at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Hawk Street at the entrance to Lafayette Park.