The Old Senate House

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Description

Color-tinted photograph. Text reads: "The Old Senate House at Kingston was built in 1676, one hundred years before the Revolution, by Wessel Ten Broeck, & was so well constructed that its walls stood firm in spite of the burning of the city by the British fleet. It has not only sheltered the early law makers of our State but also many of the most distinguished men of our country. IT was fitting that Kingston should have been chosen as the seat of the new State Capital, for in no part of our country did the fires of liberty burn more brightly than along the Esopus. Here the Committee of Safety found refuge when driven from New York & Fishkill."

Title

The Old Senate House

Format

jpeg

Language

en

Identifier

1010-1PC7

Subject

Historic Postcards of the Hudson Valley

Coverage

Kingston, Ulster County, New York

Original Format

Postcard
Date Added
July 24, 2014
Collection
Historic Postcards of the Hudson Valley
Item Type
Still Image
Tags
Citation
“The Old Senate House,” Main & Market: Sights and Sounds of the Queen City and Beyond, accessed July 2, 2020, http://mainandmarket.poklib.org/items/show/5390.