Albany City Hall, 1883

1883 Albany City Hall

1883 Albany City Hall

Eagle Street, Albany, New York

Built in 1883

Houses City Court, Civil and Traffic Divisions

Third Judicial District

Albany's City Court (Civil and Traffic Divisions) are located within Albany City Hall, an 1883 Romanesque Revival building designed by the famous American architect H.H. Richardson. Built of contrasting light and dark brown stone, it has been very well preserved through the years. Albany City Hall served as the first home (albeit temporary) of the Appellate Division, Third Department, in 1896. Cost: $325,000; tower 202 feet. Cornerstone laid by Masonic fraternity on October 13, 1881.

Source: "Survey of Court Facilities in New York State", NYS Office of Court Administration. 1981 pg. 108.

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