Walkabout Tour Stops

4 Cucumber Alley – Home of Susan DuFour  Enjoy spectacular river views from this home right where the Binnekill meets the Mohawk! Cucumber Alley refers to the wild cucumbers that grew here from when the 17th century Dutch brought broom corn seed to the New World. In the early-mid 1800’s, Schenectady was the nation’s leading grower of broom corn!

Hendrick Brouwer House – 14 North Church Street  Recently donated by the Kindl family to the Schenectady County Historical Society. The Hendrick Brouwer House was initially owned by Jan Janse Jonckers, c. 1665-1679, followed by Teunis Carstensen (Van Vleck) c. 1680-1691.

10 North Church Street, The Mercer House Home of Major and Mrs. Richard Gordon This residence exemplifies apartment living in the Stockade at its finest! An excellent example of the Late Dutch Style architecture built 1782-87 and carefully modernized in the Greek Revival Period of 1832.

The Robert Yates House – 109 Union Street.  Home of Kevin Decker  The Robert Yates house shares recognition as the oldest home in Schenectady with the Brouwer House also on the tour. The original house, on south west side, was built around 1727, and has had several additions. This building is a classic example of a very early Dutch steep-gabled dwelling with “mouse tooth” brick work.

The Old Court House – 108 Union Street .  Reza Mahoutchian, owner  This stately Greek Revival, was completed as the Schenectady County seat in 1833 and was used from 1833-1913 for the courthouse, sheriff’s office and jail.

216 1/2 Union Street – Home of Suzanne and Richard Unger  This home is only seventeen feet wide but extends four rooms deep! Old fire maps indicate the dwelling was a part of 218 Union Street. The front part was built in the early 1860’s for the daughter of the Clute family who owned most of the property on this part of Union Street at that time.

11, 18, and 28 Ingersoll Avenue Urban Initiatives Group John Samatulski, owner Join us at 11, 18 and 28 Ingersoll Avenue to see both fully renovated apartments and a work in progress. These three historic houses (built c. 1900), along with many others along Ingersoll Avenue, were damaged during flooding associated with Hurricane Irene.

27 North Street Home of Michele McGovern Just from looking at this home from the outside with its charming color scheme, you know it will be beautiful inside! Michele has been a marvelous magician with this house! She bought it in foreclosure and water damaged by Hurricane Irene. Water had come up to the middle of the first floor windows with the ceilings falling in on the second floor.


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