Schuyler Mansion, Albany, N.Y., 4 October 1930. New York (State). Conservation Dept. Photographic Prints and Negatives, [ca. 1904-1949], 14297-87_3706. Image courtesy of the New York State Archives.
Last Saturday's visit to one of my neighborhood's overlooked gems, Historic Cherry Hill, prompted me to visit the treasure situated half a dozen blocks away from my home: Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. This stately home -- which was for several decades Albany's tallest building and most opulent residence -- was built in 1761 by Philip Schuyler, who went on to become a noted Revolutionary War general and U.S. Senator.
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If you ever find yourself in New York's capital city, be sure to visit the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. You won't be able to stay the night, but you certainly won't be confined to the center hall.