Wednesday, July 21, 2010

One Elk Street

Before New York acquired the ornate Italianate building on Eagle Street in 1877 to serve as its Executive Mansion, the State's Governor's resided in private homes throughout Albany. One such place that housed four Governors between 1830 and 1854 stood at the corner of Elk and Eagle Streets. The house is long gone and the neighboring facades incorporated into the New York State Bar Association building, but a plaque marks the site at One Elk Street.

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