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Currently, Quackenbush House is most likely the oldest intact building still in Albany. It was recently uncovered that 48 Hudson Avenue can be dated to 1728, but it has undergone extensive renovations over the years and the collapse of the neighboring building in August of 2016 jeopardized its future viability.
Quackenbush House itself only escaped demolition by the narrowest of margins. In 1969 when the I-787 off ramp was being constructed several local historical societies stepped in and successfully got the ramp moved slightly to the south, avoiding the building.
SourcesBielinski, Stefan. Quackenbush House. New York State Museum. July 15, 2010. Accessed February 22, 2017. http://exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov//albany/loc/qhouse.html.
The Oldest Building in Albany. All Over Albany. July 20, 2009. Accessed February 22, 2017. http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2009/07/20/the-oldest-building-in-albany#more.
Photo by Matt Wade: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/Quackenbush_House_2011_2.jpg
Albany, NY 12207
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