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Two hundredth anniversary

Tablet commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of Albany . . . which was 120 years ago


It reads:

Tablet Commemorating the Two Hundredth Anniversary

of Albany

As A Chartered City Settled About 1624: Charter Granted by Gov. Dongan July 22, 1686:

State Legislature Held Here Permanently Since 1797: Early Names of the City: Fort Orange : Beverwyck : Wilemstadt:

First City Hall Erected Near Fort Orange About 1686.

Second One North East Corner Broadway and Hudson St. About 1705: Third One On This Site 1829: Burned 1880

Fourth Or Present Building Erected 1883

First Mayor 1686 Pieter Schuyler

Centennial " " [Mayor] 1786 Johannes Jacobse Beekman

Bi-Centennial " " [Mayor] 1886 John Boyd Thacher


John Boyd Thacher, Mayor and Chairman

A. Bleecker Banks, Ex Mayor and Vice Chairman


Robert Lenox Banks

Anthony N. Brady

Walter Dickson

Franklin M. Danaher

Archibald McClure

J. Townsend Lansing

Lewis Boss

Douw H. Fonda

Charles E. Jones

Rufus H. King

James H. Manning

Edward J. Meegan

Michael N. Nolan

John C. Nott

Amasa J. Parker, Jr.

Robert D. Williams

Samuel B. Towner

John L. Van Valkenburgh

Wm. Bayard VanRensselaer

Simon W. Rosendale

Wm. M. Whitney

Daniel W. Wemple

John H. Quinby

Robert C. Pruyn

Horace G. Young



Galen R. Hitt

John Zimmerman

Patrick McCann

James Thornton

Augustus Whitman

John J. Greagan

David J. Norton

George L. Thomas

James O. Woodward

Jeremiah Kieley


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Taken on December 28, 2005