Albany City Hall, 1740

1740 Albany City Hall

Broadway and Hudson Avenue, Albany, NY

Erected on site of old Stadt Huis, corner of Hudson Avenue and Broadway 1740; First Congress of the Colonies, presided over by Benjamin Franklin, held in it 1754; from its steps Declaration of Independence read July 19, 1776; temporary Capitol of State in which several sessions of Legislature prior to 1808 were held. Destroyed by fire April 30, 1836.

Source: Alden Chester, Legal and Judicial History of New York, vol. III, pg. 21.

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