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Troy Gas Light Company, Gasholder House, Jefferson Street & Fifth Avenue, Troy, Rensselaer County, NY

Troy Gas Light Company, Gasholder House, Jefferson Street & Fifth Avenue, Troy, Rensselaer County, NY

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Summary

Significance: The building of the former Troy Gas Light Company is one of the few remaining examples of a type common in Northeastern urban areas. It was designed by Sabbaton who was a prominent gas engineer in New York State. Originally sheltering an iron holder for coal gas, the brick gasholder house is an imposing structure from a significant period in the history of Troy. The handsome brick exterior reflects the standing of the the company that for twenty-seven years held a monopoly on the manufacture of illuminating gas in the city.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-3
Survey number: HAER NY-2
Building/structure dates: 1873 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Troy Gas Light Company
Sabbaton, Frederick A
Boucher , Jack E
DeLony, Eric N
Vogel, Robert M
White, Diana S
Granquist, Charles
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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