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Located in upstate New York on the western banks of the Mohawk River, Schenectady s stockade is recognized as the first historic district of New York State and has been protected by strict zoning laws since the 1960s. As one of the oldest European-settled areas in the Unites States, the stockade contains the highest concentration of historic buildings in the country. During the early 19th century, the stockade had become a center for business, but a major fire in 1819 swept most of it away. Remarkably, more than 40 buildings have remained a part of the landscape for more than two centuries. As a result, a mix of architecture from 17th-century Dutch to modern exists within the four blocks that make up the stockade. Through photographs and maps, Schenectady s Stockade: New York s First Historic District tells the story of one of America s earliest communities."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738563121
ISBN-10: 0738563129
Format: Paperback / softback
(231mm x 165mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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