Pastures Historic District

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The Pastures Historic District is a residential neighborhood located south of downtown Albany, New York, United States.wikipedia
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Mansion Historic District

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The area is almost flat, rising minimally away from the river, in contrast to the Mansion Historic District, which rises up the slope to the west.
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.

New York State Route 32

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The district boundary is described as Madison Avenue on the north, South Ferry Street on the south, Dongan and Green streets on the east and South Pearl Street (NY 32) on the west.
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.

Downtown Albany Historic District

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The Pastures Historic District is a residential neighborhood located south of downtown Albany, New York, United States.

Albany, New York

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The Pastures Historic District is a residential neighborhood located south of downtown Albany, New York, United States.

City block

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Its 17 acre include all or part of a 13-block area.

Pasture

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It was originally an area set aside as communal pasture by Albany's city council in the late 17th century and deeded to the Dutch Reformed Church.

Dutch Reformed Church

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It was originally an area set aside as communal pasture by Albany's city council in the late 17th century and deeded to the Dutch Reformed Church.

Subdivision (land)

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As the city began to grow following its designation as New York's state capital a century later, it was subdivided into building lots, some of which were developed with small rowhouses.

Land lot

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As the city began to grow following its designation as New York's state capital a century later, it was subdivided into building lots, some of which were developed with small rowhouses.

Terraced house

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As the city began to grow following its designation as New York's state capital a century later, it was subdivided into building lots, some of which were developed with small rowhouses. Many of the buildings are rowhouses in the Federal and Greek Revival styles.

Historic districts in the United States

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In 1972 the city designated it as a historic district and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

National Register of Historic Places

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In 1972 the city designated it as a historic district and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Urban decay

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One of Albany's busiest neighborhoods in the 19th century, the area fell into decline during the third quarter of the 20th as citizens left the city for the suburbs.

Suburb

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One of Albany's busiest neighborhoods in the 19th century, the area fell into decline during the third quarter of the 20th as citizens left the city for the suburbs.

Demolition

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Instead of the wholesale demolition of that era's urban renewal programs, the city government attempted to preserve and revitalize the area,

Urban renewal

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Instead of the wholesale demolition of that era's urban renewal programs, the city government attempted to preserve and revitalize the area,

Historic preservation

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Instead of the wholesale demolition of that era's urban renewal programs, the city government attempted to preserve and revitalize the area,

Mortgage fraud

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A recent mortgage fraud scandal has affected the neighborhood also, but it has once again become a diverse, fully occupied neighborhood.

Dunn Memorial Bridge

The Pastures Historic District is located on the south side of the South Mall Expressway that leads traffic from the Dunn Memorial Bridge over the Hudson River into Empire State Plaza, the modernist complex that houses New York's state government offices.

Hudson River

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The Pastures Historic District is located on the south side of the South Mall Expressway that leads traffic from the Dunn Memorial Bridge over the Hudson River into Empire State Plaza, the modernist complex that houses New York's state government offices.

Empire State Plaza

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The Pastures Historic District is located on the south side of the South Mall Expressway that leads traffic from the Dunn Memorial Bridge over the Hudson River into Empire State Plaza, the modernist complex that houses New York's state government offices.

Parking lot

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It excludes the lot at the corner of South Pearl and follows the rear lines of houses on South Ferry to Franklin Street, leaving out not only the newer buildings along South Pearl but the parking lots behind them as well.

Contributing property

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Only two are not considered contributing properties to the district's historic character.

Federal architecture

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Many of the buildings are rowhouses in the Federal and Greek Revival styles.