Lansingburgh, New York
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Lansingburgh was a village in the north end of Troy. It was first laid out in lots and incorporated in 1771 by Abraham Jacob Lansing, who had purchased the land in 1763. In 1900, Lansingburgh became part of the City of Troy.
Demographically speaking Lansingburgh is fairly diverse. Lansingburgh has always been a predominately working class Irish Neighborhood since the late 1880s. In the 12182 zip code 71% of residents are Non-Hispanic White, 17% Non Hispanic Black or African American, 9% Hispanic or Latino and 3% other. Top Ancestries reported in the zip code 12182 are 22% Irish, 13% African American, 8% Italian, 7% French, 6% Puerto Rican and 3% Trinidadian. The Median Household Income for this zip is 31,321. 35.5% of the population is living below the poverty line.
As of 2015, the Lansingburgh Central School District has a 87% graduation rate for the Senior High School. This is higher than most other local urban school districts. 65% of students in the district are economically disadvantaged. The district is 67% Non-Hispanic White, 17% Black, 10% Hispanic, 5% Multi-Racial and 1% Asian.
Lansingburgh has its own school district as well as post office, but police, fire, and public works are part of the City of Troy.
Herman Melville lived in what is now known as the Herman Melville House from 1838 to 1847. It currently serves as headquarters of the Lansingburgh Historical Society. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
- Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886), 21st President of the United States, born in Fairfield, Vermont, spent part of his youth in Lansingburgh.
- Catcher Fatty Briody was a 19th-century Major League Baseball player from Lansingburgh.
- William Brayton, a Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, was born in Lansingburgh.
- Edward Burton Hughes, the Acting Commissioner of New York State Department of Transportation in 1969, Executive Deputy Commissioner of New York State Department of Transportation from 1967-1970, and Deputy Superintendent of New York State Department of Public Works from 1952-1967. Upon his retirement in 1970 Hughes founded the E. Burton Hughes Achievement Award.
- Moby-Dick author Herman Melville wrote his first two novels in Lansingburgh. He resided at what is now known as the Herman Melville House from 1838 to 1847, which currently serves as headquarters of the Lansingburgh Historical Society.
- Children’s author Mary Louise Peebles (1833–1915) was born, raised and died in Lansingburgh.
- University of the State of New York Bulletin. University of the State of New York. 1914. p. 52.
- Weise, A. J. (Arthur James) (1880). History of the Seventeen Towns of Rensselaer County, from the Colonization of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck to the Present Time. Francis & Tucker. p. 32.
- Rittner, Don (2002). A Collar City History. Arcadia Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 9780738523682.
- LaFrank, Kathleen (May 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Herman Melville House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/04/16 through 1/08/16. National Park Service. 2016-01-15.
- Gilles, Paul S. (Summer 2012). "Ruminations: The Trial of Jesse and Stephen Boorn". Vermont Bar Journal. Montpelier, VT: Vermont Bar Association. p. 16.
- The New York Times April 26, 1915
|Wikisource has the text of the 1879 American Cyclopædia article Lansingburgh.|
- Lansingburgh Historical Society website
- Early history of Lansingburgh, NY
- "Lansingburgh". Encyclopædia Britannica. 14 (9th ed.). 1882.