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Walking the Moral High Ground of Nineteenth Century Albany


Washington Park, Albany, NY 12210
Wshington Park
Albany, NY 12203

42.656805 -73.766627

County: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 15, 2019, 12:00PM, Meet at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument
  • Rain Date: September 22, 2019, 12:00PM, Meet at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument


Event Type Historic Site Tour Description Washington Park, Albany was born at the intersection of aesthetics and intense social control, as elites in the 1860s and 70s confronted their anxieties about public health, immigration, spreading tenements, and urban disorder. The park changed in the making, expressing a wealth of landscape ideas and changing norms of public behavior, all framed by an extraordinary wealth of nineteenth century architecture. In this excursion around the park John Pipkin will focus its early decades. Meet at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument near the intersection of Henry Johnson Blvd and Washington Park Rd. Sponsoring Organization Geography and Planning Student Association (GPSA)

Contact Information
(518) 210-2792


$5 admission will be used as a donation to the Geography and Planning Student Association (GPSA) of the University at Albany, SUNY.

Additional Information

Event Duration (hours): 2

Family Friendly
Wheelchair Accessible
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Yes
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