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Restoration work on historic Schoolcraft House will be shown

Town of Guilderland employee Marc Huggins stands on the front porch of the John L. Schoolcraft House at 2299 Western  Ave. The house was built in the 1840s, and is being renovated by the town and the Friends of  the Schoolcraft  Culture Center.
Town of Guilderland employee Marc Huggins stands on the front porch of the John L. Schoolcraft House at 2299 Western Ave. The house was built in the 1840s, and is being renovated by the town and the Friends of the Schoolcraft Culture Center.
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The political career of 52-year-old John L. Schoolcraft was cut short in 1860 after the Guilderland native suffered a heart attack and died while on his way back home from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. His house, however, at 2299 Western Turnpike (Route 20), has quite a promising future. Built in the 1840s as Schoolcraft’s summer home, the building was falling into disrepair until a group of concerned citizens, led by town of Guilderland ...

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