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Landmarks Society of Greater Utica: Building It Back Brick By Brick

Landmarks Society of Greater Utica: Building It Back Brick By Brick

Utica, New York, was once a great — a very great — city. I have mentioned many times about the blazing revivalism that exploded in the early 1800s under the preaching of Charles Grandison Finney. After this time, the city prospered and was named the fastest growing city in New York State. This was the […]

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Alexander Hamilton National Historic Site, NYC: Part 1

Alexander Hamilton National Historic Site, NYC: Part 1

Alexander Hamilton built and owned only one home in his life, The Grange, or his “sweet project,” he called it in his letters. He’d had a tempestuous, tragic life as a young man and was now ready to settle down into comfortable family life in the countryside of Upper Manhattan Island, Harlem Heights. While he […]

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The Old Main, or Utica Lunatic Asylum, NY

The Old Main, or Utica Lunatic Asylum, NY

Renowned as the finest example of Greel Revival architecture in the world, the Old Main, or old Utica Lunatic Asylum, still stands. Barely. It sits aloof on its once pastoral grounds in the heart of Utica, NY. It’s history is incredibly rich and it is for this reason that this magnificent building still stands. This is my investigation of its history and the earth-shattering movement of treatable mental illness in this country.