Altamont Free Library

Altamont Free Library (HM26IK)

Location: Altamont, NY 12009 Albany County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 42.063', W 74° 1.981'

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Altamont, New York

—The Museum In The Streets —

The Village's First Freight and passenger train station was built in 1864, only months after the first train passed through Knowersville. In 1896 the old station was moved south along the tracks. In 1897, it was replaced by the newest, state-of-the-art passenger and freight station on the Delaware & Hudson Line, a building that today remains the heart of the Village. The last passenger train passed through the village in January 1963. During the forty years the former train station saw both public and commercial use, and was briefly Village Hall. In July 2005, the Altamont Free Library purchased the building, committing to an estimated renovation cost of over $1,000,000. On 2 July 2012, after many community based fundraisers, the Library celebrated its Grand Opening.


La Primera Estación Ferrovaria de mercancías y pasajeros del pueblo fue construida en 1864, solo meses después de que pasó el primer tren por Knowersville. En 1896 se mudó la antigua estación hacia el sur, y en 1897 fue reemplazada por una estación moderna en la vía Delaware y Hudson, edificio que permanece hoy en el centro del pueblo. El último tren pasó por la aldea en enero de 1963. Durante los siguientes cuarenta años, la antigua estación se usó pública y comercialmente, y brevemente fue el ayuntamiento.

En junio del 2005, la Biblioteca Altamont compró el edifi-cio a un costo de renovación de $1,000,000. El 2 de julio de 2012, tras varias recaudaciones de fondos comunitarios, la Biblioteca celebró su Inauguración.
HM NumberHM26IK
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe Village of Altamont
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 579198 N 4728071
Decimal Degrees42.70105000, -74.03301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 42.063', W 74° 1.981'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 42' 3.7800000000001" N, 74° 1' 58.86" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 179 Main St, Altamont NY 12009, US
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