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Guilderland in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Schoolcraft House

 
 
Schoolcraft House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 17, 2013
1. Schoolcraft House Marker
Inscription.
Built Circa 1840
By John L. Schoolcraft
U.S. Congressman 1848-1852
Albany Banker and Whig Leader
Delegate to the 1860
National Convention

 
Erected by Friends / Schoolcraft Cultural Center.
 
Location. 42° 42.221′ N, 73° 54.593′ W. Marker is in Guilderland, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Western Ave (U.S. 20) and Schoolcraft Street, on the right when traveling west on Western Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2299 Western Avenue, Guilderland NY 12084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glass Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hamilton Glass House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farm of Evert Bancker (approx. one mile away); Guilderland Town Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Normanskill (approx. 1.8 miles away); French's Hollow (approx. 2.2 miles away); Palatine Road (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guilderland.
 
Regarding Schoolcraft House. The John Schoolcraft House is a historic home located in the Town of Guilderland
Schoolcraft House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 17, 2013
2. Schoolcraft House Marker
in Albany County, New York. It was built about 1835 and is a distinctive Gothic Revival style dwelling. It features gingerbread vergeboards, pinnacles with crockets, lancet windows, and horizontal beaded siding. It was built by John L. Schoolcraft (1804-1860), U.S. Congressman and uncle of noted American geographer, geologist, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The Guilderland Town website states the "interior restoration of the Schoolcraft House has begun. Floors are being replaced or restored. Doors and woodwork are being refinished to their original splendor, walls and fireplaces renewed and an "old" kitchen is planned. We look forward to the Schoolcraft Cultural Center's new look!"
 
Also see . . .
1. I Spy My Hometown Guilderland - Schoolcraft House. (Submitted on May 18, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. John L. Schoolcraft - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on May 22, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Schoolcraft House image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 17, 2013
3. Schoolcraft House
Schoolcraft House image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 17, 2013
4. Schoolcraft House
Schoolcraft House Detail image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 17, 2013
5. Schoolcraft House Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on May 19, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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