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List of Famous Albany Buildings & Structures

List of the famous landmarks that make up the Albany skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Albany architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Albany are included on this list. Information about these Albany buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Albany and older historic landmarks.

List includes Old Main, New York State Capitol and more.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Albany?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Albany. Famous architectural houses within the city of Albany are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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    Abrams Building

    The Abrams Building was located at South Pearl Street and Hudson Avenue in Albany, New York, United States. It was a brick commercial building constructed in the 1880s. In 1980 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally it was part of a row of similar buildings. By the time it was listed, all of the adjoining buildings had been demolished, and it was one of the few 19th-century commercial building in Albany's downtown that retained its original storefront. Seven years later, in 1987, it was demolished to make way for the future Knickerbocker Arena.  ...more
    • City/Town: Albany, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1885
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    Albany Academy

    The old Albany Academy building, known officially as Academy Park by the City School District of Albany, its owner, and formerly known as the Joseph Henry Memorial, is located in downtown Albany, New York, United States. It is a Federal style brownstone building erected in the early 19th century. In 1971 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Later it was included as a contributing property when the Lafayette Park Historic District was established. At the time it was built it was home to The Albany Academy, established a few years earlier. Architect Philip Hooker's Federal style design is the city's oldest public building, and the less altered of his two intact  ...more
    • City/Town: Albany, New York, USA
    • Architect: Philip Hooker
    • Created By: Philip Hooker
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    Albany City Hall

    Albany City Hall is the seat of government of the city of Albany, New York. It houses the office of the mayor, the Common Council chamber, the city and traffic courts, as well as other city services. The current building was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson in his particular Romanesque style and opened in 1883 at 24 Eagle Street between Corning Place and Pine Street. It is a rectangular, three-and-a-half-story building with a 202-foot tall tower at its southwest corner. The tower contains one of the only municipal carillons in the country. Albany's first city hall was the Stadt Huys, built by the Dutch at the intersection of Broadway and Hudson Avenue probably in the 1660s, though  ...more
    • City/Town: Albany, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1883
    • Created By: Henry Hobson Richardson, Philip Hooker
    • Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
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    Bridge House

    The Albany Welcome Center, formerly known as the Bridge House, is a historic residential building in Albany, Georgia. It was designed by African American architect and engineer Horace King and built in 1858. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 19, 1974. It is located at 112 North Front Street. Born into slavery, King was granted special rights by the Alabama Legislature in 1858 and was a successful engineer and architect of bridges in the American South. Colonel Nelson Tift hired him in 1858 to build a covered bridge across the Flint River at Albany and King's design included an adjoining Bridge House that served as a gateway to the city. The home's cellars  ...more
    • City/Town: Albany, Georgia, USA
    • Style: Italianate architecture