Wednesday, January 2, 2013

John Bridgford

This large, simple granite headstone just south of Cypress Waters marks the grave of prominent Albany builder John Bridgford (1819-1898).  He is perhaps best known for his work on the earliest phases of construction on the present New York State Capitol, but he also built a number of residential properties around downtown Albany including his own home at 286 State Street.  He also built the first of the two Egyptian-style receiving vaults at the Rural Cemetery.

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