Guy Park Manor - Amsterdam - Montgomery - N.Y. - U.S.A.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member swizzle
N 42° 56.819 W 074° 12.595
18T E 564453 N 4755230
Quick Description: Guy Park Manor, Built in 1766 or 1774?
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2009 4:11:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM728E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 4

Long Description:
To get here take Rt.5 all the way to Amsterdam. Just stay on Rt.5 until you see a sign on your left by the river that says Guy Park 1766. And make your left across the train tracks and into lock 11 where you'll find Guy Park Manor. There's quite a bit going on in this park. From here you can get several different waymarks, 2 geocaches, fishing, watch the boats, come down during canalfest, picnic, and explore some history. Definitely bring your family and friends and a camera. a nice spot along the river to have a picnic. My WM Tree Monster is in the picnic area. Just a nice spot to kick back and relax on a hot summer day. Guy Park Manor was built by Sir William Johnson for his daughter Molly and her husband Guy Johnson in 1766 or was it built in 1773? There seems to be a bit of conflicting info between the internet and the history sign out in front of the building. If anyone can clear this up for me so I can post the truth I'd greatly appreciate it. Look at that a little history, mystery, hunting session for you history buffs out there. There's plenty of room to explore and who knows maybe you can log your visit with a pic of a big walleye, northern pike, catfish, freshwater drum. You never know what you're going to catch. Most of all Have Fun & Happy Waymarking, Swizzle & Family
Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 01/01/1766

Architectural Period/Style: Georgian

Architect (if known): unknown

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:
Manor


Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
I think the fact that Sir William Johnson & Guy Johnson have the same last name, considering that Molly is his daughter and Guy is his Son~in~law is quite an interesting bit of history!!


Listed Building Status (if applicable): Beautiful but closed to the public. May be the future home of a museum.

Main Material of Construction: Stone

Private/Public Access: No access to the buildings but the grounds are open to all.

Related Website: [Web Link]

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Additional Dates of Construction: Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Admission Fee (if applicable): Not Listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

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