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Quackenbush House

Quackenbush House
Side view of two-and-a-half-story brick house with wooden shutters next to the windows in an urban setting. There are trees next to it on the left.
South elevation, 2011
Quackenbush House is located in New York
Quackenbush House
Location 683 Broadway, Albany, New York
Architectural style Colonial, Dutch Colonial
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 72000816[1]
Added to NRHP June 19, 1972

Quackenbush House is a historic building in Albany, New York. It is a house with a double-pitched gable roof that was built in about 1736.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


Quackenbush House as seen in 1890, the buildings to the right have since been replaced by an exit ramp of I-787.[3]

The Quackenbush House, built in the 1730s, was until recently considered the oldest house and structure in the city of Albany. However, it has recently been discovered that 48 Hudson Avenue may have been built as early as 1728.[4][5] The Quackenbush House was originally beyond the city limit of the city of Albany as established by the Dongan Charter at Clinton Avenue,[6] which was Patroon Street at the time.[7] In 1812 the city would annex land to the north including the Quackenbush House.[8] The building has been home to two French restaurants, Nicole's Bistro (1995-2008) and Le Canard Enchaine (2008–2009).[9] The current mailing address for the restaurant is 25 Quackenbush Square.[10] Also at Quackenbush Square is the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center with a gift shop, the Henry Hudson Planetarium, and the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau.[11]

See also


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ Brooke, Cornelia E. (February 4, 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Quackenbush House". Retrieved 2009-04-12.  and Accompanying five photos, exterior and interior, from c. 1886, c. 1920, 1969, and undated
  3. ^ Rittner, Don (2000). Images of America: Albany. Arcadia. p. 23.  
  4. ^ Katherine Stephens (July 20, 2009). "The oldest building in Albany?". Uptown/Downtown Media. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  5. ^ "From De Halve Maen to KLM". American Association for Netherlandic Studies and the New Netherland Institute. 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  6. ^ "City Limits". New York State Museum. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  7. ^ "City Streets". New York State Museum. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  8. ^ "Quackenbush House". New York State Museum. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  9. ^ Le Canard Enchaine - Restaurant Review. Times Union. November 30, 2008. Retrieved on August 1, 2009.
  10. ^ "The History of Nicoles Bistro". Nicole's Bistro at Quackenbush Square. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  11. ^ "Visitors Center". Albany County Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 

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