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Lasell Hall / The D.A.R. Hall, Schoharie, NY

Lasell Hall - The D.A.R. Hall

Built in 1795 by Johannes Lawyer as a tavern, this building came to be owned by the Chester Lasell family by the early 1800's. It was enlarged in 1855 to hold several Schoharie Academy pupils as boarders (tuition and board for one year was $200!). In 1913, the heirs of Josiah Lasell gave the property to the Schoharie Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. The Schoharie Free Library, founded in 1916, was housed on the second floor until 1963. The Schoharie Chapter is still active today.

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