What follows is a guest essay by Shirley Dunn, a historian of Rensselaerwijck and the Mohican.
A surprise “Dutch” house dating to about 1700 (or just before), located on Route 9J near the Teller Crossing, is for sale. The bricks have been covered with siding and the roof slope has been changed so you would not know it is that old. The original walls, cellar fireplace support, and beams in the cellar, as well as vlechtingen at roofline in the attic, remain in place. All bricks used to build the house were of the thin pre -1703 size. [Read more…] about Shirley Dunn: Early Dutch House Rediscovered