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To celebrate our relocation to Schenectady, New York, Square Circle Press is proud to present this beautiful poster of one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in America. The poster is full color and measures 24" x 36". Add a frame and give it a special place on your wall!
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Doorways of the Stockade - Schenectady, New York (poster)
Doorways of the Stockade - Schenectady, New York features 37 full color photographs by Upstate New York historian and writer Richard Vang. One America's oldest residential neighborhoods, the Stockade has been continuously occupied since the 1660's. Originally a Dutch colonial stockaded settlement, the neighborhood was the first registered historical district in New York State. Its homes date back to the 16th and 17th centuries, though extensive fires and modern progress have reshaped the neighborhood and its residential, civic and commercial buildings. Though historical purists consider the Stockade to consist of the confines of the original walls of the settlement, the neighborhood is now bordered by Erie Boulevard (the original Erie Canal before it was filled in) to the east, Washington Street (George Washington slept here) to the west, State Street to the south, and the Mohawk River to the north. Schenectady was home to many of the leading citizens of the United States, as it was the birthplace of General Electric and the American Locomotive Company, thus earning the nickname, "The City that Lights and Hauls the World." The homes depicted here are representative of the many types of architecture found in the Stockade; colorful doors, gates, and porches provide a wealth of detail and craftsmanship and a striking contrast between the old and the new, Victorian elegance and Colonial simplicity. Schenectady's Stockade neighborhood is a magical place, one that transports the visitor back in time.
About the Photographer
Richard Vang first started seriously photographing the many places in which he's lived and traveled in 1984. Since then, he has had his photos published in books, magazines, newspapers, corporate publications, newsletters, and web sites.