An official Path Through History Site! The 213 year old Ten Broeck Mansion is the headquarters for the Albany County Historical Society. In 1797-98, General Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife Elizabeth Van Rensselaer built this home after their Albany mansion burned. In 1775, Ten Broeck served as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and in 1777, as a general, he commanded the NY Militia at the famous Battle of Saratoga. He also served as mayor of Albany and a member of the State Senate.