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Quackenbush House
Quackenbush House
is a historic building in Albany, New York. It is a house with a double-pitched gable roof that was built in about 1736.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
in 1972.[1]


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Quackenbush House
Quackenbush House
as seen in 1890, the buildings to the right have since been replaced by an exit ramp of I-787.[3]

The Quackenbush House, built in the 1730s, was until recently considered the oldest house and structure in the city of Albany. However, it has recently been discovered that 48 Hudson Avenue
48 Hudson Avenue
may have been built as early as 1728.[4][5] The Quackenbush House
Quackenbush House
was originally beyond the city limit of the city of Albany as established by the Dongan Charter
Dongan Charter
at Clinton Avenue,[6] which was Patroon Street at the time.[7] In 1812 the city would annex land to the north including the Quackenbush House.[8] The building has been home to two French restaurants, Nicole's Bistro (1995–2008) and Le Canard Enchaine (2008–2009).[9] Today the building is home to an English-style pub, The Olde English Pub and Pantry.[10] The current mailing address for the restaurant is 25 Quackenbush Square.[11] Also at Quackenbush Square is the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center with a gift shop, the Henry Hudson Planetarium, and the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau.[12] See also[edit]

History of Albany, New York Albany Pump Station


^ a b National Park Service
National Park Service
(2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.  ^ Brooke, Cornelia E. (February 4, 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Quackenbush House". Archived from the original on April 29, 2011. Retrieved 2009-04-12.  and Accompanying five photos, exterior and interior, from c. 1886, c. 1920, 1969, and undated ^ Rittner, Don (2000). Images of America: Albany. Arcadia. p. 23. ISBN 0-7385-0088-7.  ^ Katherine Stephens (July 20, 2009). "The oldest building in Albany?". Uptown/Downtown Media. Retrieved 2009-07-21.  ^ "From De Halve Maen to KLM". American Association for Netherlandic Studies and the New Netherland Institute. 2006. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. Retrieved 2009-08-07.  ^ "City Limits". New York State Museum. Retrieved 2009-04-13.  ^ "City Streets". New York State Museum. Retrieved 2009-04-13.  ^ "Quackenbush House". New York State Museum. Retrieved 2009-04-13.  ^ Le Canard Enchaine – Restaurant
Review. Times Union. November 30, 2008. Retrieved on August 1, 2009. ^ "About -- The Olde English". Retrieved 7 July 2015.  ^ "The History of Nicoles Bistro". Nicole's Bistro at Quackenbush Square. Retrieved 2009-04-13.  ^ "Visitors Center". Albany County Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Archived from the original on 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 

External links[edit] Media related to Quackenbush House
Quackenbush House
at Wikimedia Commons

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