Albany Street Name History

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  • 1. 
    In the early to mid 18th century, Albany had a Lydius Street. It would eventually become which current roadway?
    • A. 

      Western Ave

    • B. 

      Washington Ave

    • C. 

      Madison Ave

    • D. 

      Delaware Ave

  • 2. 
    Of the following names, which one was NOT used at one point for State Street?
    • A. 

      Jonkers Street

    • B. 

      Prince Street

    • C. 

      Deer Street

    • D. 

      Staatshuis Street

  • 3. 
    Livingston Ave was once called…
    • A. 

      Lumber Street

    • B. 

      Myers Street

    • C. 

      Arbor Street

    • D. 

      Warehouse Street

  • 4. 
    Albany went through a phase of naming its east-west streets after animals. Which animal did NOT end up being represented in a street name?
    • A. 

      Mink

    • B. 

      Fisher

    • C. 

      Hare

    • D. 

      Tiger

  • 5. 
    Albany has many north-south streets named after birds -- including Lark, Robin, Hawk, and… Quail. What was Quail former's name?
    • A. 

      School Street

    • B. 

      Turkey Street

    • C. 

      Beaverkill Road

    • D. 

      Maple Street

  • 6. 
    In 1867, the part of Central Ave near Washington Park was renamed from…
    • A. 

      Schenectady Pike

    • B. 

      Houston Street

    • C. 

      The Bowery

    • D. 

      Patroon Street

  • 7. 
    Since 1695 the section of Pearl Street north of what's now State Street has also had which name(s)…
    • A. 

      Market Street

    • B. 

      Duke Street

    • C. 

      Sturgeon Street

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above