An official Path Through History Site! The 213-year-old Ten Broeck Mansion is the headquarters for the Albany County Historical Society. In 1797 and 1798, 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, commanded the NY Militia at the famous Battle of Saratoga. He also served as mayor of Albany and as a member of the State Senate.