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East Springfield in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hyde Hall

1817-1835

 

National Historic Landmark New York State Historic Site

 
Hyde Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 10, 2011
1. Hyde Hall Marker
Inscription. Hyde Hall, constructed in four visibly distinct stages between 1817-1835, offers visitors a stunning experience of architectural and social grandeur in the early American republic. Built and decorated in the style of an English neoclassical country house by a descendant of British colonial officials who acquired vast landholdings in New York; the limestone mansion was home to the Clarke family for five generations. Today visitors of all ages and back grounds delight in its rich collection of furniture, paintings, and decorative arts, many of which were made for the house.

Architecture critic Brendan Gill of The New Yorker: Hyde Hall “is one of the two or three greatest houses in America.”
 
Erected by NYS Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 47.619′ N, 74° 52.434′ W. Marker is in East Springfield, New York, in Otsego County. Marker can be reached from Glimmerglass State Park Road 1.3 miles north of County Road 31. Click for map. The marker is attached to the front of the visitors center, which is at the end of the park road. Marker is in this post office area: Cooperstown NY 13326, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Hyde Hall Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 10, 2011
2. Hyde Hall Marker Detail
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hyde Hall Covered Bridge (approx. half a mile away); First Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Camp and Fort (approx. 3.5 miles away); General James Clinton (approx. 3.5 miles away); John Tunnicliff Jr (approx. 4.2 miles away); Colonel Alden Felled (approx. 5.8 miles away); Cherry Valley Massacre (approx. 6 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in East Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hyde Hall, Inc. - "Great House, Great Stories, Great Times". (Submitted on June 12, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Hyde Hall State Historic Site. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Submitted on June 23, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Hyde Hall (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on June 23, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Hyde Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 10, 2011
3. Hyde Hall Marker
The Hyde Hall marker is attached to the outside of the visitors center which is in the combination barn and carriage shed.
Hyde Hall - East Facade image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 10, 2011
4. Hyde Hall - East Facade
The portico of the Guest House is unique in American domestic architecture. Each column is formed of 14 limestone drums called 'cheeses.' Except for decorative wooden panels in the ceiling every part of the portico is limestone.
Hyde Hall image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 10, 2011
5. Hyde Hall
The southwest side of Hyde Hall
Hyde Hall - View from the Porch. image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 10, 2011
6. Hyde Hall - View from the Porch.
Hyde Bay on Otsego Lake as seen throught the trees from Hyde Hall.
Hyde Hall - Norhwest side of the Building image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 10, 2011
7. Hyde Hall - Norhwest side of the Building
Hyde Hall Interior image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1958
8. Hyde Hall Interior
Library of Congress[HABS NY,39-SPRIFE,1-5]
Hyde Hall Interior image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1958
9. Hyde Hall Interior
Library of Congress[HABS NY,39-SPRIFE,1-6]
Hyde Hall - National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 10, 2011
10. Hyde Hall - National Historic Landmark

Hyde Hall
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark.
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. Archtiect Philip Hooker's masterful design combines the refined English county house with the architectural traditions of early 19th century America. Hyde Hall stands as a unique social document and as a monument to the Clark family who built and lived in it for over 130 years. 1986 National Park Service United States Department of the Interior.
Hyde Hall - National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 10, 2011
11. Hyde Hall - National Historic Landmark
The National Historic Landmark plaque with Hyde Hall beyond.
Hyde Hall Outbuilding image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 10, 2011
12. Hyde Hall Outbuilding
One of the outbuildings next to the Hyde Hall mansion.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   9. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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