Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Oldest Building (Formerly)

Plaque on State Street near the corner with South Pearl Street. Like most of Albany's colonial relics, the house referenced by this bronze marker is long since gone and Albany's oldest surviving building is a few blocks away on Hudson Avenue.

Walk east along the front of this building towards 74 State and you'll find a set of windows with a very interesting (though dimly lit) exhibit of photos tracing the history this corner from the original Dutch house where General Philip Schuyler was born to the succession of modern buildings that replaced it.