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[This information is from p. 229 of A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times; being contributions toward a history of the lower Mohawk Valley by Jonathan Pearson, A. M. and others, edited by J. W. MacMurray, A. M., U. S. A. (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, Printers, 1883). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 P36, and copies are also available for borrowing.]

[Copies of this book are available from the Schenectady County Historical Society.]

Yates House

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"The house now standing on this lot was doubtless built by Abraham Yates about 1730 as indicated by its style of architecture."

"The pointed Dutch gable going out of fashion and higher buildings with gambrel roofs (as seen in cut [original size | 4x enlarged] of the church of 1734), coming into fashion."

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