For sale: the "oldest" house in Schenectady

oldest house in schenectady maybe

When you're 284-years-old, what's a decade-or-two age difference.

oldest house in schenectady maybe markerThe "reputed oldest house" in the city of Schenectady -- the 284-year-old (or so) Yates House in the Stockade -- is for sale. The list price: $389,000.

Apparently there's some question as to whether the Yates House is actually the oldest house in Schenectady. The Brouwer house on North Church Street might be a few decades older. Researchers from the Cornell Tree-Ring Lab concluded the Yates House was built sometime in 1727 or 1728, based on core samples take from beams in the basement. (In the same study they report the oldest part of the Brouwer House dates to 1730.)

The Yates House has been added on to many times. It's now 3,462 square feet with four bedrooms and a "large eat in kitchen," according to its real estate listing.

Update April 13: The Times Union talked with the owner of the house.

Earlier on AOA:
+ Getting reacquainted with Schenectady's Stockade
+ The oldest building in Albany?
+ The oldest house in Saratoga Springs

Find It

The Abraham Yates House
109 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Comments

Whoa mama! Did you check out the taxes on this beauty? They're listed at a whopping $10,077. The stockade is definitely a treasure, but I'm not sure I like the government THAT much. What is up, Schenectady county?

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