Data Retrieval, SUCF Parking Structure, Maiden Lane, Albany, New York.
Hartgen conducted a Phase III data retrieval for the construction of a 600-car parking garage by the State University Construction Fund. The data retrieval focused on a city block along Albany's colonial waterfront. Archaeologists analyzed the remains of several late 18th to mid 19th-century residences and businesses built over landfill along the Hudson River. Beneath this were evidence of colonial land reclamation consisting of timber bulkheads and ricking, as well as the stockade which surrounded the city during the French and Indian War. Elements of the stockade included a demilune, redoubt, and the map-documented north gate. In addition, the project offered a study of colonial mercantilism, sanitation, and consumer practices in a rapidly developing section of Albany.
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Data Retrieval, SUCF Parking Structure, Maiden Lane, Albany, New York.. ( tDAR id: 381474) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83X8835
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Bulkhead • Cistern • Demilune • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • House • Privy • Settlements • Shipping-Related Structure • Stockade • Town / City • Water-Related
17TH CENTURY OCCUPATION • 18TH CENTURY OCCUPATION • 19th Century • Commercial Activities • Faunal Analysis (Historic) • Fortification • Health • Macrobotanical • Sanitation • Trade • Waterfront Development
Albany, New York
Calendar Date: 1700 to 1950
min long: -73.763; min lat: 42.63 ; max long: -73.736; max lat: 42.664 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.
General Note: The project was the subject of several published articles and volumes, including: Charles L. Fisher, ed. 2003. People, Places, and Material Things: Historical Archaeology of Albany, New York. New York State Museum Bulletin 499. State University of New York, Department of Education, Albany, New York. Matthew Kirk. 2010. Stewart Dean: The Archaeology of a Pilot, Privateer, and Entrepreneur. In Soldiers, Cities, adn Landscapes: Papers in Honor of Charles L. Fisher, Penelope Drooker and John Hart, eds., pp. 151-174. New York State Museum Bulletin 513. State University of New York, Department of Education, Albany, NY. Molly R. McDonald. 2011. Wharves and Waterfront Retaining Structures as Vernacular Architecture. Historical Archaeology 45(2):42-68.
New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-5 of 5)
- At the River's Edge: Two-Hundred-Fifty Years of Albany History: Data Retrieval, SUCF Parking Structure, Maiden Lane, Albany, NY. (2002)
- Feature Photographs from the SUCF Parking Garage site, Albany, NY (2001)
- Site Photographs and Figures, SUCF 600 Car Parking Facility Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (1999)
- Wooden Structure Photographs, SUCF Parking Facility Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2001)