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Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia, NY

Glen Sanders Mansion

The Glen Sanders Mansion was built in 1713 by Captain Johannes Glen. It was originally built as a trading port by his father, Alexander Lindsey Glen. Flooding caused damages that forced the older Glen to salvage what he could and build a one-room dwelling, which is now the kitchen. In 1713 Glen's son made the east wing bigger. Today the mansion is a fine restaurant.

Legend has it that the chip in the stairway railing was made by two Oneida warriors who were fighting. One chased the other into the house. Deborah Sanders was glimpsed on the stairway and mistaken for the man who had disappeared inside. A hatchet was thrown. Happily, it missed her, but chipped the railing. This all happened about the time the American Revolution began. The chip is still there today!

Written by Katelyn DiBenedetto, Matt Merritt and Paula Carosella
Photography by Katelyn DiBenedetto

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