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Johnson Hall - Johnstown NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 43° 00.953 W 074° 23.001
18T E 550249 N 4762763
Quick Description: Johnson Hall State Historic Site was the home of Sir William Johnson, 1715-1774, an Irish pioneer and British Major General in the Province of New York.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2009 1:15:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM73EJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
The house was built seven miles from the Mohawk River, close by Hall Creek. Hall Creek provided water sufficient to power a sawmill and later a grist mill. The house was built of wood and covered with clapboards to simulate stone. The builder, Samuel Fuller obtained at least some of his ideas from the Builders' Companion magazine. Two block houses were built to defend against a French attack.

Johnson founded Johnstown, New York and came to own a 400,000 acre (160 km²) estate. Johnson moved here from Old Fort Johnson in 1763. He lived here until he died in 1774. Johnson Hall was seized by the rebel government during the American Revolution because the Johnsons were Loyalists. It was subsequently purchased as a private residence by Silas Talbot.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960.

Source: (visit link)
Street address:
Hall St.,
Johnstown , NY


County / Borough / Parish: Fulton

Year listed: 1966

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Information Potential, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1750-1799

Historic function: Domestic, Government

Current function: Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2009 To: 12/31/2009

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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