Schuyler Flatts

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Schuyler Flatts
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Nearest city Menands, NY
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 74001217
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 21, 1974[1]
Designated NHL November 4, 1993[2]

Schuyler Flatts in or near Menands, New York is an archeological district on the floodplain of the Hudson River just north of Albany. It shows remains of 6,000 years of human history in the area. From Dutch colonial times, the history includes that of indentured servants and slaves of African descent. The site included the Colonie, New York home of a Schuyler family, the Colonel Phillipus Schuyler House. The Schuyler family occupied the land from 1692 until 1910. The house burned down in 1962.

This Schuyler property was cut through by the Erie Canal along its western edge and in the early 19th century the river road which passed in front of the house, to the east, was moved to a location just west of the canal, where it is today known as Broadway. The site became a National Historic Landmark in 1993.[2] The Town of Colonie made the grounds into a park, dedicated in 2002. The park is the site of an annual Civil War Heritage Days encampment.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Schuyler Flatts Archeological District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-18. 

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