Pastures Historic District

Houses on north side of Westerlo Street, 2008
Street plan for the Pastures developed in 1794
Map of Albany's 4th Ward in 1878. The Pastures was included in this ward.
South Ferry from South Pearl

Residential neighborhood located south of downtown Albany, New York, United States.

- Pastures Historic District
Houses on north side of Westerlo Street, 2008

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NY 32 begins here in Woodbury.

New York State Route 32

North–south state highway that extends for 176.73 mi through the Hudson Valley and Capital District regions of the U.S. state of New York.

North–south state highway that extends for 176.73 mi through the Hudson Valley and Capital District regions of the U.S. state of New York.

NY 32 begins here in Woodbury.
NY 32 in the Woodbury Creek valley
Vails Gate
Views of the Shawangunks and Catskills as the highway nears New Paltz
Downtown New Paltz
NY 213 and NY 32 concurrency in Rosendale
Rusted 1930s state route shield just east of the I-587 and NY 28 intersection
Kaaterskill High Peak in the distance as NY 32 nears the Catskills
Rural landscape along NY 32 in Westerlo
Approaching downtown Albany
Residential neighborhood along NY 32 in Cohoes
NY 32 at its intersection with US 9 in Albany.
The bridge in Rosendale Village being renovated in 2009
NY 32 begins just ahead adjacent to the Woodbury Commons.
Congestion in downtown New Paltz

NY 32 follows South Pearl Street between the Mansion and Pastures neighborhoods, intersecting US 20 (Madison Avenue) near the approach to the Dunn Memorial Bridge, and then becoming one of the two main streets of downtown Albany.

Rowhouses on Grand north of Madison, 2008

Mansion Historic District

Located south of Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York, United States.

Located south of Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York, United States.

Rowhouses on Grand north of Madison, 2008
Mid-19th century rowhouses
Mansion Neighborhood Christmas sign in Bleecker Park, with Madison Place in background

The Mansion district is built on land that rises 100 feet (30 m) on its west from the flatlands along the Hudson River to its east, where the adjacent Pastures district is located.

List of African-American neighborhoods

The list contains the names of cities, districts, and neighborhoods in the U.S. that are predominantly African American or that are strongly associated with African-American culture²— either currently or historically.

The list contains the names of cities, districts, and neighborhoods in the U.S. that are predominantly African American or that are strongly associated with African-American culture²— either currently or historically.

The Pastures

South profile and east elevation, 2010

First Church in Albany (Reformed)

Located at North Pearl and Orange streets in Albany, New York, United States.

Located at North Pearl and Orange streets in Albany, New York, United States.

South profile and east elevation, 2010
Front of First Church(RCA)
Historic American Buildings Survey photo of interior ca. 1937
The 1715 church
stained glass of the church
First Church in Albany historical marker

Its founding document, the Dongan Charter, gave the church title to the pastures then south of the city as partial payment for a loan; the church rented the lots out to local farmers.

South profile and east elevation, 1979

Abrams Building

Located at South Pearl Street and Hudson Avenue in Albany, New York, United States.

Located at South Pearl Street and Hudson Avenue in Albany, New York, United States.

South profile and east elevation, 1979
The Abrams Building site in 2015, seen from across Pearl Street

Across the arterial are the Mansion and Pastures neighborhoods, both also listed on the National Register as historic districts.

Map of Albany in 1695. North is to right.

Streets of Albany, New York

The streets of Albany, New York have had a long history going back almost 400 years.

The streets of Albany, New York have had a long history going back almost 400 years.

Map of Albany in 1695. North is to right.
Broadway
North Pearl Street
Simeon De Witt's 1794 grid plan for Albany, north is to the right.
Lark Street
Map of Albany in 1895

The plan had two grids, one west of Eagle Street and the old stockade, and another for the Pastures District south of the old stockade.

The city of Albany with NRHP listings identified by pinpoints

National Register of Historic Places listings in Albany, New York

There are 73 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Albany, New York, United States.

There are 73 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Albany, New York, United States.

The city of Albany with NRHP listings identified by pinpoints

Green Street in the Pastures district also has a small row with commercial storefronts.

19th-century rowhouses on Hamilton Street in the Hudson/Park neighborhood are juxtaposed against the modern Empire State Plaza.

Architecture of Albany, New York

The architecture of Albany, New York, embraces a variety of architectural styles ranging from the early 18th century to the present.

The architecture of Albany, New York, embraces a variety of architectural styles ranging from the early 18th century to the present.

19th-century rowhouses on Hamilton Street in the Hudson/Park neighborhood are juxtaposed against the modern Empire State Plaza.
Map of Albany showing political boundaries and major roads
Aerial view of Albany's core, with Empire State Plaza at center
View of Empire State Plaza from Lincoln Park
Gabled detached frame houses predominate in the city's western neighborhoods
This 1789 etching shows the Dutch influence on the architecture of early Albany.
Critics consider Albany City Hall to have been designed around the high point of H. H. Richardson's career.
State Quad is one of the four iconic dormitory towers at SUNY Albany's Uptown Campus.

To its south are the first residential areas that got built out as the city expanded—the Mansion and Pastures districts, with the South End just past them.

North elevation and partial west profile, 2011

Walter Merchant House

Brick-and-stone townhouse in the Italianate architectural style, with some Renaissance Revival elements.

Brick-and-stone townhouse in the Italianate architectural style, with some Renaissance Revival elements.

North elevation and partial west profile, 2011
South facade of carriage house

Most new inhabitants were immigrants, who settled in the old Dutch colonial core of the city and then spilled over from it to the south, into neighborhoods like the Pastures, Mansion District and South End.

View south down Clinton Street to German Evangelical Protestant Church, 2011

South End–Groesbeckville Historic District

Located in part of the neighborhood of that name in Albany, New York, United States.

Located in part of the neighborhood of that name in Albany, New York, United States.

View south down Clinton Street to German Evangelical Protestant Church, 2011
District map
Philip Schuyler, first landowner in the South End
Foley's Row
St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, now merged with St. John's
Public School No. 1
The John B. Howe Branch Library
Schuyler Mansion
Engine Co. No. 5 firehouse
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

It is a 26-block, 57 acre area south of the Mansion and Pastures neighborhoods with a mix of residential and commercial properties.