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Yaddo becomes National Historic Landmark

Yaddo, the artists’ retreat on Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs that has hosted some of the great artists of the past century, has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

The 400-acre estate with the rambling mansion built by Spencer and Katrina Trask in 1893 has offered a cost-free refuge and work space to such artists as Truman Capote, Leonard Bernstein, Saul Bellow and Sylvia Plath.

The full article can be found HERE.

U.S. Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar granted final approval of the National Historic Landmark status late last week. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, announced the designation Monday.

“Saratoga’s own Yaddo is a source of great pride and has a legacy of artistic tradition that sparked a century’s worth of creativity that continues to enrich our lives,” she said in a statement.

In late September, Gillibrand @poozer87 on Twitter.

Gillibrand's Yaddo letter to Sec. Salazar by

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