Thursday, April 29, 2010
Schuyler Mansion is the modern name for the brick mansion built directly South of Albany in 1761. This was once the home to General Philip Schuyler. He owned the property until his death when his children took it over.
Today the estate is open to the public for viewing of 18th century style and beauty. This historic site is a way for the public to visually understand the outstanding amount of wealth that this man had and in order to understand the lifestyle of the 18th century elite. The site was used for military strategy during the Revolutionary War, along with social gatherings, and political functions.
I believe it is important for people to visualize places like these in order to understand the setting and feel of the time of the Revolutionary War. ,
I am looking forward to visiting this site and to photographing the gorgeous building from its outside. Hopefully I will be allowed to bring my camera inside.
*UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE BUDGET NOT BEING LIFTED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, I WAS UNABLE TO GET TO THIS HISTORICAL SITE. HOPEFULLY, AS OTHER PEOPLE VISIT AND MORE HISTORIANS ARE INVOLVED, QUESTIONS WILL BE ASKED ABOUT THE REASONS WHY CERTAIN THINGS ARE SET UP INSIDE THE WAY THEY ARE, WHEN IT OPENED TO THE PUBLIC AND OTHER IMPORTANT PUBLIC HISTORY KNOWLEDGE THAT SHOULD BE KNOWN. TIL THEN, IT REMAINS UNKNOWN TO ME.*
FOR NOW YOU CAN VISIT THEIR WEBSITE FOR HISTORICAL INFORMATION
Schuyler Mansion: A Historic Structures Report, prepared by The Division for Historic Preservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (Albany, 1977).