Lansingburgh, New York

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Lansingburgh is in the northern section of Troy

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.[1][2] In 1900, Lansingburgh became part of the City of Troy .[3]

Demographics[edit]

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. 24% 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.

History[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

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.[4] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[5]

The Powers Home, built in 1846, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

The Lansingburgh Academy was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[5]

The Trinity Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[5]

The Lansingburgh Village Burial Ground was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[5]

The Haskell School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[5]

The Jacob H. Patten House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.[6]

Notable people[edit]

  • 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.
  • 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.[4]
  • Children’s author Mary Louise Peebles (1833–1915) was born, raised and died in Lansingburgh.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weise, A. J. (Arthur James) (1877). History of Lansingburgh N.Y. from the year 1670 to 1877. William H. Young. pp. 6–7. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Rittner, Don (2002). A Collar City History. Arcadia Publishing. p. 39. 
  4. ^ a b LaFrank, Kathleen (May 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Herman Melville House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  5. ^ a b c d e National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ The New York Times April 26, 1915

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°47′N 73°40′W / 42.783°N 73.667°W / 42.783; -73.667