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Abraham Glen House, Scotia, NY

Glen House

The Abraham Glen house was built in 1730. The first person who lived there was Abraham Glen, the son of Johannes Glen from the Glen Sanders Mansion. The house stayed in the family until 1842. Then the Collins family bought it and that is when Collins Park began. It is possible that there was an underground passage, to escape Indian attacks, or other enemies. Slaves also lived in the house. In 1929, the Scotia Branch Library took over.

Written by Katelyn DiBenedetto and Matt Merritt
Photography by Katelyn DiBenedetto and Matt Merritt

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