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Students visit Olmsted House

By Upstate Institute on October 2, 2012

Judith Wellman, Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81 Chair for Regional Studies, organized a visit for students to meet with Ted Bartlett of Crawford and Stearns Architects and Preservation Planners at the Jonathan Olmsted House. The house, which was built about 1810, is an important historical resource for the university and the community. It is historically significant as the founding place of what was to become Colgate University, in 1817, and as the homestead of Deacon Jonathan Olmsted, who was a prominent early settler and one of the founders of the University. The building is architecturally significant as a distinctive example of timber frame construction from the Hamilton settlement period. Read more