Cohoes in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Van Schaick Mansion
Van Schaick Mansion
John G. Van Schaick
and his Wife Anna Patriot Americans
Built by Anthony Van Schaick
Son of Goosen Gerritsen original patentee
August 18-September 8-1777
Northern Department Continental Army
General Philip Schuyler
General Horatio Gates
Here was planned the Saratoga Campaign
And here August 19-1777
General Gates assumed command
From this place August 15-1777
General Benedict Arnold and his force
marched to relieve Fort Stanwix
Beneath this roof were received
Governor George Clinton
Gen. Benjamin Lincoln · Gen. Enoch Poor
Gen. Ebenezer Learned · Gen. John Stark
Col. Peter Gansevoort · Col. Daniel Morgan
Colonel Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Engineer of the fortifications on
Peebles Island and at Bemis Heights
Here also after the surrender
General John Burgoyne and his staff
Erected by the Cohoes Historical Society
and the State of New York - 1927
Erected 1927 by Cohoes Historical Society.
Location. 42° 46.043′ N, 73° 41.214′ W. Marker is in Cohoes, New York Click for map. The Van Schaick mansion is one of the most historic homes in New York State. The mansion is located on Van Schaick Island at the junction of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers at Cohoes, New York. Marker is in this post office area: Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Schaick Burial Plot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Van Schaick (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Camp Van Schaick (about 800 feet away); Van Schaick Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Herman Melville (approx. 0.6 miles away); San Francisco Giants (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cohoes.
Regarding Van Schaick Mansion. Van Schaick Mansion: Military Headquarters during three wars—French and Indian war, the Revolutionary war, and the War of 1812.
HABS/HAER: “Van Schaick Ave. and Delaware and Hudson RR Track. (These tracks are long gone, but the old railroad ties are still there, with small trees growing up throught them.) Brick laid in English bond, 50'-1" (five bay front) x 28'-1", one-and-one-half stores with bsement, gambrel roof with “muisetanden” (mouse-toothing), shed roofed dormers, four-room center hall plan, much original interior trim and hardware. Built c. 1735 for Wessel Van Schaick; rear one story fram lean-to addition. Front Porch late 1870’s.”
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Van Schaick Burial Plot is near by.
Also see . . .
1. Visit the Van Schaick Mansion website.
2. Photos and Drawings. There are exterior photos (from 1940) and many detailed drawings of the Van Schaick Mansion available here.
3. Wessel Van Schaick House, Van Schaick Avenue & Delaware & Hudson Railroad Tracks, Cohoes, Albany, NY.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings • Patriots & Patriotism • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
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