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Yaddo unveils plaque for historic designation

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks alongside Congressman Paul Tonko, right, Yaddo President Elaina Richardson, center, and author A.M.  Homes, left, during a ceremony to unveil to new plaque designating Yaddo a National Historic Landmark, on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks alongside Congressman Paul Tonko, right, Yaddo President Elaina Richardson, center, and author A.M. Homes, left, during a ceremony to unveil to new plaque designating Yaddo a National Historic Landmark, on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
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A plaque installed Saturday on the Great Lawn at Yaddo marks the artists’ retreat as a National Historic Landmark. The designation was awarded in March 2013, but writers and artists have long known of the property’s historical significance. “I think to most writers and most artists, we’ve always considered it an historic landmark,” said Leslie Youngblood, a New York City writer who has been drafting a novel at Yaddo for three weeks. “Most of my ...


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