Kingston is steeped in history
“The Stockade” is the most historic part of Kingston, also referred to as “Uptown Kingston”. A few historical facts:
- New York State’s third oldest city, founded in 1652
- New York State’s birthplace in 1777
- Largest still existent early Dutch settlement in USA
- Kingston has 21 pre-revolutionary buildings
- Kingston has the only pre-revolutionary 4-corners in the USA. At the intersection of John Street & Crown Street, on each corner stands a pre-revolutionary stone building
- “Stockade” refers to a wooden wall made by early settlers in 1658 to protect them from local Indian tribes.
- Several streets of the Stockade share names with streets found in Manhattan: Wall Street, Maiden Lane, Pearl Street, John Street
Your office building at Front & Fair Streets is in the heart of the Stockade, sharing a lawn with the historic “Senate House”.
The area in Kingston where the Hudson River meets the Rondout River is a historic district known as the Rondout. This was a major port for transferring goods such as coal, timber and concrete onto the Hudson and down to New York City.
The Rondout is a 10 minute drive from the building at Front & Fair.