Feature Photographs from the SUCF Parking Garage site, Albany, NY


Photographs of features from the SUCF site, Albany, NY. Features from the site were the subject of several written articles and chapters in edited books. Citations are available in the parent project resource.

Cite this Record

Feature Photographs from the SUCF Parking Garage site, Albany, NY. Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.. 2001 ( tDAR id: 391154) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8C53MQ0

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1700 to 1950

Spatial Coverage

min long: -73.758; min lat: 42.631 ; max long: -73.729; max lat: 42.661 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.


General Note: SUCF 600 Privies and Cisterns 1: Wooden privy associated with Christopher Beekman (Privy 1, Feature 64). This was the earliest privy excavated on the site and was built with wooden slabs driven into the ground to form a wooden box (c. 1780–1800). SUCF 600 Privies and Cisterns 2: Abraham Eight’s privy (Privy 4, Feature 38) at the start of excavation. A row of wooden pilings from a later building (Feature 69) were driven through the center of the privy after its abandonment (c. 1800–1820). SUCF 600 Privies and Cisterns 3: Bisection of Cowan and Cobb’s privy (Privy 9, Feature 63), which was incorporated into a building (Feature 52) (c. 1820–1830). SUCF 600 Privies and Cisterns 4: The common stone privy (Privy 10, Feature 20). The stone walls were constructed on top of the timber cribbing associated with the 1760s bulkhead (c.1830–1840). SUCF 600 Privies and Cisterns 5: Following excavation of the contents of Cistern 1, it was bisected to reveal its profile. The lower two barrels were intact, but the top one was truncated prior to excavation (c.1750) SUCF 600 Privies and Cisterns 6: The stone collar of Stewart Dean’s well (Well 1) was partially dismantled as it was excavated. At the base of the stone, the top of a wooden barrel is visible (c.1785–1800). SUCF 600 Privies and Cisterns 7: Cistern 3 was built of a wooden barrel lined with clay and buried in the ground (c.1840). SUCF 600 Privies and Cisterns 8: Widow Benedict’s privy (Privy 2, Feature 6) was a stone-lined privy constructed on top of wooden sleepers from an 18th-century outbuilding (Feature 19). Only three walls of the privy were intact (c.1800–1820).

Source Collections

New York State Museum, Albany, NY

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