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By Mary Raddant Tomlan, Albany Institute of History and Art, Fred L. Emerson Gallery

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Dutch rule ended in 1664 when Charles II of England presented to his brother James, Duke of York and Albany, the Empire of the Beaver(the lands of the Dutch West India Company), and the settlement of Beverwyck became Albany. After a brief hiatus in which the Dutch regained control, the English solidly established their rule. 8 This dual culture community was described in 1680 by Jasper Danckaerts and Pieter Sluyter, missionaries from Holland. it is nearly square, and lies against a hill with several good streets, on which there may be eighty or ninety houses.

9 An intriguing bit of ephemeral construction was undertaken by the city in 1788 as part of the celebration of the approval of the Constitution. This elegant structure, called the FFederal Bower,was erected at the head of State Street. 10 Nothing like it had ever been erected in the city, and it is possible that the Hookers played some part in its design and erection. "11 The building experience seems most likely to have come about through working with his father, while the research component probably resulted from the study of carpenter's manuals and architectural books, as well as the observation of construction.

The latter was built by the Late general Broadstreet [John Bradstreet]. Altho this place is 165 Miles from New York yet it has the advantage of a very strong tide which not only comes here but goes up near to the New City [Lansignburgh]. [Abraham? ] Cuyler who had formerly been an Officer in the British Army. 7 Page 26 Enys refers to a great many very good new houses having been lately built in a very pretty style. These were likely the brick houses in the current English mode that would continue to transform the streets of the city, contrasting with the earlier Dutch dwellings (fig.

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