1895 Italianate – Albany, NY

Details below are from December 2016, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 12/21/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   23 Comments
Off Market / Archived

33 Alexander St, Albany, NY 12202

  • $5,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1728 Sq Ft
All Land bank properties are sold in "as is" condition. No warranties are made regarding property condition. Property subject to reassessment by the municipality upon completion of improvements or Certificate of Occupancy. Properties in historic districts may be eligible for Historic Tax Credits.
Contact Information
Irvin Ackerman, Albany County Land Bank,
518-407-0309

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23 Comments on 1895 Italianate – Albany, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11869 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The house for sale is the last one shown. The only reason I’m posting this one (if you see the crime maps for this neighborhood, you’d understand why it’s cheap other than being banked owned) is because of the cornices on this street, pictures are from Google Street Views. I would love to know the early history of this neighborhood.

  2. Diane says: 67 comments

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_End%E2%80%93Groesbeckville_Historic_District This site will tell you some of the history of that area.
    There is a lot of wonderful old architecture in this area (the tri-cities of this region). Regrettably, there are a goodly number of these houses in now-deteriorating areas that aren’t safe. But I can direct you to streets with gorgeous houses and mansions not that far away from this neighborhood, which is a sorry situation in itself.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11869 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks Diane!

      • Diane says: 67 comments

        You’re welcome.
        My need for greater accuracy requires adding that the Dutch settled in the area in the 1620s, I’ve read 1624, and not the mid-1600s as the writer states.
        People might enjoy looking at some of the houses in the Stockade area of Schenectady, NY in Google maps. Just put in Stockade area, Schenectady NY and it will take you to the general vicinity even though Google does not recognize the Stockade area specifically.

        • Steve says: 14 comments

          I live in the Stockade historic district currently! My fiancé and I have lived here for about a year and a half now. We’re originally from South Glens Falls about an hour north. Just moved into our second apartment in the Stockade, we love it!

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          • Peg says: 20 comments

            That Stockade neighborhood in Schenectady is indeed really nice. I did some gardening work for a client there a couple of years ago.

        • JimHJimH says: 5101 comments
          OHD Supporter

          Thanks Diane! The 30 original Walloon settlers in 1624 built Fort Orange, which became Beverwyck (Beavertown), and later Albany. When Peter Minuit purchased Manhattan from the natives in 1626 for $24, most of the settlers relocated and founded New York City as well. One of the first to arrive in 1624 was 7 year old Marie du Trieux, later a naughty lady and a favorite ancestor of mine.

  3. akd1953akd1953 says: 190 comments

    The street view of this house reminds me of Alexandria Virginia before the developers and yuppies got hold of it.

  4. Ed Ferris says: 299 comments

    Apparently the Land Bank has just listed several of these row houses and apartment buildings. Follow the Zillow link and look at Similar Properties or the Neighborhood map. 48 Elizabeth St. is one block from the Schuyler Mansion. I don’t know anything about Albany, myself.

  5. JimHJimH says: 5101 comments
    OHD Supporter

    This area of Albany was assembled as an estate by General Philip Schuyler in the 1760’s. The Schuyler Mansion 2 blocks north was one of the finest houses in the colony when built, and it’s been a state museum for 100 years.
    http://exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov//albany/loc/schuylermansion.html
    The state survey from the 1980’s says there was a house here before 1850, and a series of German owners improved the house in the next few decades. John Dressel, a mason, was the owner by the 1870’s and was likely responsible for the house as it appears. The neighborhood has gone slowly downhill since, and it’s fortunate not to have been bulldozed for urban renewal.

    • says: 34 comments

      Have to add that Schuyler was Alexander Hamilton’s Father-in-Law so this area (and that museum) has some major major Founding Father ties!

  6. montana channing says: 232 comments

    and the mortgage payment is only 50 cents a month. would like some interiors no matter what it looks like

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    • Sandra says: 302 comments

      Hahah! Is that the mortgage payment for a 30 year $5k loan? Is that with or without 20% down? 🙂 Just kidding. It’s really a shame that a house with so much potential is selling at that price. It’s a sad sign of the times, a community that is not thriving plus a troubled neighborhood. Wish we could turn that all around.

  7. Peg says: 20 comments

    I live in Troy, and used to live in Albany. The Land Bank just listed a number of historic houses for $5K. People with the funds to fix them up could help reinvogorate these neighborhoods.

  8. Nancy says: 7 comments

    It’s really nice , I love it, I want to see the inside, wish I could find something this cheap in my area, dose anyone know where I can search for cheap listings like this ???

  9. rkeyesrkeyes says: 17 comments

    I know Albany, and have owned property near this house. This is an absolutely terrible neighborhood.

    • Peg says: 20 comments

      As my wonderful realtor is fond of saying, when he sees someone buying a historic fixer upper in a run-down or “terrible” neighborhood, “This is how neighborhoods are reborn.” It takes work and no small amount of dedication. Having rehabbed a HUD house in a somewhat borderline neighborhood off Delaware Ave in Albany, I can vouch for this; I started doing a lot of landscaping work while my ex husband and I worked on the interior. Once those flower beds went in and the long-neglected areas were cleaned up, many of the homeowners in the vicinity, even landlords, started firing up their yards more eagerly.

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