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  • Dates: 8/7/2020, 10/2/2020
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Drop by to take a hard hat tour and find out more about the past, present and future of the oldest building in Albany.

    Historic Albany Foundation is joining in the 1st Friday fun by opening to the doors to 48 Hudson and inviting everyone to drop by and learn more about this historic piece of Albany’s architectural history. Come by anytime between 5.30-7pm to take a short tour or just chat with one of our board members and staff about why this building is so special!

    More About 48 Hudson Avenue
    Built in 1728, the Van Ostrande-Radliff House (commonly known as 48 Hudson) is one of only a handful of Dutch urban buildings to survive in America, and is documented to be the oldest building in Albany. This building is an important piece of America’s Dutch history and a rare and tangible link to one of the country’s earliest urban settlements.

    Historic Albany Foundation’s Involvement & Stabilization
    As the surrounding neighborhood was demolished one building at a time, the Van Ostrande-Radliff House found itself sitting in the middle of a sea of parking lots and in danger of being lost itself to add a few more parking spots. In 2019, Historic Albany acquired the building, by donation to ensure its survival. Historic Albany’s goal is to stabilize it, the building so that it will continue to stand for another 300+ years.

    To learn the full details of the stabilization project and the history of 48 Hudson, visit our website (https://www.historic-albany.org/48hudson).

    Want to reserve your spot? Visit our website www.historic-albany.org, email info@historic-albany.org, or call 518-465-0876.

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