|Nearest city||Menands, NY|
|NRHP reference #||74001217|
|Added to NRHP||January 21, 1974|
|Designated NHL||November 4, 1993|
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. Col. Phillipus Schuyler (b. 1696) was the son of Pieter Schuyler (1657–1724), 1st mayor of Albany and three time acting governor of the Province of New York. 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. 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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Schuyler Flatts.|
- "Schuyler Flatts Home Page". Watervliet City School District.
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. NY-3102, "General Philip Schuyler House, Troy Road vicinity, Colonie, Albany County, NY", 4 photos, supplemental material
- Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park opening
- Bielinski, Stefan. "Schuyler Flats - Schuyler Flatts". Colonial Albany Social History Project. New York State Museum.
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