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Landmarks: A Victorian showplace

Fultonville mansion once owned by Johh H. Starin could become retreat for artists

John H. Starin, a two-term U.S. congressman, built this home in Fultonville in 1878. (Bill Buell/ Gazette Reporter)
John H. Starin, a two-term U.S. congressman, built this home in Fultonville in 1878. (Bill Buell/ Gazette Reporter)
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For almost 30 years, Karen Chaplin has been getting to know John H. Starin and the home and property he loved high above the Mohawk River a few hundred yards east of the village of Fultonville. “He was an incredible man who built this incredible estate for himself and his family,” said Chaplin, who bought Starin Place in 1983 and has been slowly restoring the Victorian mansion along with the other buildings on the grounds. ...


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