Data Retrieval Investigation, Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Historic Archeological Site, Albany, New York

Summary

From 2003 to 2005, Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc. conducted a series of archeological investigations in advance of the construction of a parking facility in the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood of Albany, New York. The archeological examination, required by Section 14.09 of the New York State Historic Preservation Act, focused on two urban residential lots on Sheridan Avenue, occupied about 1840-1920. For most of the 19th century, the neighborhood was occupied by Irish immigrants and Irish-Americans. Site components include the architectural remains of two rowhouses, seven privy vaults, several drains, and a cistern. Microscopic analysis of privy remains contributed to a broader study of the health and sanitation of Albanians in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Cite this Record

Data Retrieval Investigation, Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Historic Archeological Site, Albany, New York. ( tDAR id: 380817) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8P55PVB

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1840 to 1920 (Approximate based on deeds and diagnostic artifacts)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -73.775; min lat: 42.632 ; max long: -73.737; max lat: 42.666 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Prepared By(s): Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.

Record Identifiers

New York State Museum Accession Number(s): A2007.14

New York State Museum Site Number(s): 11691

Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc. Project Number(s): 3077

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Unique Site Number(s): A00140.004644

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Project Review Number(s): 02PR05772

Source Collections

New York State Museum, Albany, New York

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-8 of 8)

Documents

  1. Archaeoparasitology of Sheridan Hollow Features: Evaluation of Function and Pathogen Contamination (2005)
  2. Faunal Report, Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2005)
  3. Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Site Floral Remains (2005)
  4. "A Very Working-Class Neighborhood": Nineteenth-Century Archeology in Sheridan Hollow, Data Retrieval Investigation, Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility, City of Albany, Albany County, New York (2005)

Images

  1. Archaeological Features, Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2005)
  2. Houses at 112 and 114 Sheridan Avenue, Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2005)
  3. Tobacco Pipes, Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2005)

Datasets

  1. Artifact Inventory, Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2005)