A peek at history in downtown Albany

We obviously love ourselves some local history here at Howard Hall. The Hudson Valley is one of those historical hotspots in the country where a lot has happened: so many important national and even international historical figures have called it home, and many historically significant buildings still stand here. The banks of the Hudson River are dotted with everything from humble Dutch dwellings to looming stone mansions. If we’re lucky, the importance of these homes and buildings has been recognized and actions have been taken to preserve them, in addition to making them open to the public.

A postcard of the Masonic Temple in Albany

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