Ten Broeck Mansion

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Ten Broeck Mansion
A six-bay-wide brick house with green window shutters, a balustrade on the roof and an entrance porch with round fluted Ionic columns. Along the front lawn, which rises slightly, is a line of five tree stumps with bark removed. There is a large tree on the left partially shading the house.
Front elevation, 2009
Ten Broeck Mansion is located in New York
Ten Broeck Mansion
Location Albany, NY
Coordinates 42°39′31″N 73°45′6″W / 42.65861°N 73.75167°W / 42.65861; -73.75167Coordinates: 42°39′31″N 73°45′6″W / 42.65861°N 73.75167°W / 42.65861; -73.75167
Built 1797
Governing body Private
Part of Arbor Hill Historic District–Ten Broeck Triangle
NRHP Reference # 71000522[1]
Added to NRHP August 12, 1971

The Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany, New York was built in 1797. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1] A decade later it was included as a contributing property to the Arbor Hill Historic District–Ten Broeck Triangle when that neighborhood was listed on the Register.

History[edit]

The house was built in 1797 by Elizabeth (Van Rensselaer) Ten Broeck for her husband Abraham Ten Broeck on land leased from her brother, the patroon Stephen Van Rensselaer. At the time the land was in the town of Watervliet north of the city of Albany.[2] Originally built in the Federal-style, the mansion was called "Prospect". Thirty years later it was renovated in the Greek-revival style.[2] In 1848 Thomas Worth Olcott purchased the residence and renamed it Arbor Hill, along with adding a first-floor butler's pantry and the second-floor bathrooms.[2] The house has been owned by the Albany County Historical Association since it was purchased from the Olcott family in 1948.[2]

The house is open as a historic house museum with decorations and furnishings from the mid 19th century.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Mansion History". Albany Times Union. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 

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