Photos of Albany, New York - from the historic to the random.
Guessing, but could it be a stepping block to get into a carriage? Is it near the street? I've seen these in Charleston, SC and the name on it suggests that it was in front of the Oppenheim home.
I've thought about that, though it's not close enough to the street, but set close to the wall. I'm wondering if it wasn't moved from an Oppenheim residence elsewhere in the neighborhood.