Historic Cherry Hill
A few highlights from our tour at @tenbroeckmansion yesterday, and then the things we didn’t even get to! The home of Albany County Historical Association, Ten Broeck has a rich history starting with the Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife, Elizabeth van Rensselaer, and then with the Olcott family. The tour focused on “working spaces,” including external buildings (demolished) and kitchen spaces, and the people who used them, and is available online.
Elmendorf and Emily Rankin were active in the ACHA and in preserving the house, presumably because of its Dutch heritage, from 1945-1960. Elmendorf was the attorney assisting in ACHA’s acquisition of the Mansion in 1948, and Emily served as Secretary in 1949. So we’ve captured some views of the dining room and view of the kitchen service area and plate warmer, as well as of the mansion itself and some collections to give you a greater sense of space and context.
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