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Gillette House still inspires optimism

With much spent, little to show for it, Schenectady County chamber takes over

Work crews out siding on the Gillette House on Union Street in July of 2004.
Work crews out siding on the Gillette House on Union Street in July of 2004.
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When it took Schenectady County a year just to buy the Gillette House, it might have been seen as an omen. Since then, even the simplest actions have taken far longer than expected as the county tried to turn the historic house and a dilapidated structure next door into a state-of-the-art center for historic tourism. After nine years, all the county has to show for its work is a pretty facade — and that was ...


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