625 Broadway Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY


Phase III data recovery at various contexts ranging from a 17th-c. trader's hut to 19th-c. industrial and commercial contexts at 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, in advance of the construction of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters. Topics covered in the analysis include 17th-c. colonial trade and contact, production of wampum, evidence of a city-wide fire in 1797, a dump of painted pearlware from about 1797, analysis of the early 19th-c. Albany Female Academy, analysis of twelve 19th-c. privies and implications for sanitation and health in the downtown area, and detailed discussion of houses at the site both archaeologically and architecturally. Subconsultant analyses examined faunal, macrobotanical, pollen, and parasitic contexts within the collection.

Cite this Record

625 Broadway Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY. ( tDAR id: 381438) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8X34ZW3

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1650 to 1880

Spatial Coverage

min long: -73.762; min lat: 42.637 ; max long: -73.739; max lat: 42.666 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.

Record Identifiers

New York State Museum Accession Number(s): A2003.22

Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc. Project Number(s): 1041

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Project Review Number(s): 98PR0156

Source Collections

New York State Museum, Albany, NY

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-5 of 5)


  1. On the Outside Looking In: Four Centuries of Change at 625 Broadway, Archeology at the DEC Headquarters, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York. (2002)


  1. Part 1: Painted Pearlware from the 625 Broadway Site, Albany, NY (2002)
  2. Part 2: Painted Pearlware Vessels from the 625 Broadway Site, Albany, NY (2002)
  3. Privy Photographs from the 625 Broadway Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2002)


  1. Artifact Inventory, 625 Broadway Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2001)