Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Disney Gate

Located on a high bluff in one of the older sections of the North Ridge, this is a very fine example of ironwork at the Rural Cemetery.  Almost entirely intact (though slowly rusting), this beautiful Gothic gate is reminiscent of the ornate iron railings found on some older homes in the Ten Broeck Triangle area of Albany.

This fence encloses the lot of the Disney family.  Its main monument is a white marble pedestal with carved drapery; it marks the graves of one John Disney (died 1865) and his wife, Ann Quackenbush (died 1879).  Old city directories list John Disney as a sail-maker on Quay Street.  His residence was at 60 Westerlo Street.

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