Hyde Hall

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Hyde Hall
HydeHall front december2007.jpg
Nearest city Springfield Center, NY
Built 1817-1834
Architect Philip Hooker
Architectural style Country Mansion
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 71000555
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 7, 1971[1]
Designated NHL June 24, 1986[2]

Hyde Hall was the unusually large home—a neoclassical country mansion—of George Clarke, 1768–1835, heir of George Clarke.[3] [4] One of the finest American houses, it combines the architectural traditions of England and America. It is one of the few surviving works of the architect Philip Hooker.

It is located on Otsego Lake, within Glimmerglass State Park. Hyde Hall Bridge is a covered bridge on its grounds, built with the house.

Oblique view showing mass of building to rear

It is a New York State Historic Site known as Hyde Hall State Historic Site, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986.[2][5]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Hyde Hall". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Hyde Hall State Historic Site summary". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. 
  4. ^ "George Clarke, Builder of Hyde Hall, 1768-1835 (click on History and Architecture)". Hyde Hall, Inc. 
  5. ^ Carolyn Pitts (December, 1985). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Hyde Hall PDF (291 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 1963. PDF (1.85 MB)

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Coordinates: 42°47′32″N 74°52′08″W / 42.792314°N 74.868908°W / 42.792314; -74.868908