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The Marble House in Second Street

The Written Word

Since 1953 the Hart-Cluett House has been the sumptuous white marble flagship of the Rensselaer County Historical Society. It is now the subject of this eloquent, lucid and comforting book. The volume is part biography of the city of Troy as seen through the lens of one building, its origins, furnishings and its occupants; part detective story, persuasively distilling the results of prodigious research and weighing circumstantial evidence when the documentary evidence is absent; and part a lost chapter in the annals of New York City's rise to pre-eminence. -- From the Preface by John Winthrop Aldrich.

Hart-Cluett House rendering c. 1827 by Douglas G. Bucher

Type of Work


The Marble House in Second Street: Biography of a Town House and Its Occupants 1825-2000
A Historic Structure Report

Prepared by: JOhn G. Waite Associates, Architects, PLLC
WIth essays by Douglas G. Bucher, Stacy Pomeroy Draper, and Walter Richard Wheeler

Book is available from the Rensselaer County Historical Society, Troy NY

Name of Author

Rensselaer County Historical Society