Friday, August 27, 2010

Patroon Street

This sign on North Pearl Street marks the historic boundary between Albany and the vast estate belonging to the descendants of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, so that's why there are many Dutch Americans living in that area. Well, thanks to Mr. Van Rensselaer, New Netherland became a cornerstone of the so-called 'world's capital' and 'city of steel': New York City. Maybe today's businessmen would follow his success as a merchant and jeweler.

    Carl Patten