Historic Troy: Downtown and Washington Park
The historic downtown of Troy has experienced an urban revitalization movement in recent years, resulting in the restoration of storefronts, manufacturing buildings, and the establishment of many new businesses. Many of the rehabilitations were completed with help from state historic tax credits. On this outing we will explore downtown Troy with Renssalaer County Historian Kathy Sheehan.
After lunch, we will head over to Washington Park for a tour with Lynn Kopka, president of the Washington Park Association. This Park is unique in that it is one of only two privately owned urban ornamental parks in the United States. With elegant brownstone rowhouses surrounding the Park, this neighborhood is a true gem in the capital region.
The tour begins at 10:00 am and ends around 3:00 pm.
The fee is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.