Friends of Stanford Home

Standford Mansion
Stanford Home
Hearing Notes
January 23 Hearing
Canadians are Coming!
Photos – Outdoor
Photos – Indoor

Friends of Stanford Home

2421 Troy Road, Niskayuna, New York 12309-1403


Phones: Grace Hilt Mack 518-377-5935; Sally Lester: 518-372-7196

Linda Champagne 518-346-8316

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Residents seek moratorium, published February 16
in the Niskayuna Spotlight Newspaper

Announcement! View the Hearing:

The hearing will be cable cast on 16 several times.

PART 1: Friday Feb 2 10:30PM
PART 2: Tuesday Feb. 6 10:00 PM

Wednesday Feb. 6 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Other times may be scheduled.

The hearings are also available for purchase from 16 on 2 C.D.’s for $21.60 See “Order Copies” at Website : “”

Download Photo Pictorial Against the Mall
Presented by Jennifer Wilkerson on 1/23/07 Hearing

Hearing Announcement, Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Hearing Ideas and Points to Consider for
Tuesday, January 23

Skip the ‘state of the union’ on
Tuesday, January 23rd,
and join the ‘state of Niskayuna’ rally and gathering
at 7 p.m. Town Hall, Niskayuna, where the action is.

Urge a NO vote on the Special Use Permit.
The vote is close.

One swing vote could save us from a Mall
at Ingersoll/Duncan/Schuyler/Stanford lands.

Public Hearing, Tuesday, January 23

Yes, the King’s Royal Yorkers are Coming!
Well, one man is representing the
Captain Richard Duncan Company.

Sign the Petition to Niskayuna Town Board
Supervisor Luke Smith and Council Members

Daily Gazette Editorial – Posted 12-28-06

ALERT! Bonding Threatens Stanford Home

We are Citizens Working Together and Dedicated to Preservation of the Historic Landscape and Elegant Mansion in Niskayuna, on State Street and Balltown Road, known now as the Ingersoll Residence. This has been a Niskayuna Home and Country Estate, from Colonial Times in the 1760s; Current brick building built c.a. 1816 for his family by Niskayuna Town Supervisor Harmanus P. Schuyler; Home to five generations of the world renowned Leland and Charles Stanford Family, thus our chosen name for the home; Used since 1920s as a community- subsidized and locally tax-exempt, NY State licensed Charity for an Adult Home. The facility is presently under-used, serving about 23 people, and losing $10,000 per month. Plans to sell the land, dismember the home, level the hill, and build a mall, will permit developers to benefit from 80-years of tax-exemption.

We seek to find a productive and suitable use for the future of the building as it now exists upon the hill, and the surrounding parklands. The 12.5 acres remaining are the center of: The elegant Hermitage of 800-acres established by John Duncan in the 1760s; Then becoming the 200 acres of farmlands during the Stanford family’s use from the 1850s to the 1920s; Then becoming the charitable memorial Ingersoll Adult Home. The current trustees of Ingersoll Residence plan to sell the entire site for $3.5 million and move to a yet to-be-built 74 bed facility in Niskayuna, which will cost $11.5 million to construct on a 4 acre site on Consaul Road.

Photos of the Sanford Home:

Slideshow – Exterior Photos

Slideshow – Interior Photos

Articles about the Stanford Home:

Developer Eyes N.Y. “Mount Vernon”, from Preservation Online, 11/9/06

New York State Historic Archaeological Site Inventory Form