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House and garden tour of GE Realty Plot focuses on history

The house at 1033 Avon Road in the GE Realty Plot was originally built for Walter Sherman Moody, an inventor at General Electric. It is among the stops on this weekend's GE Realty Plot House and Garden Tour.
The house at 1033 Avon Road in the GE Realty Plot was originally built for Walter Sherman Moody, an inventor at General Electric. It is among the stops on this weekend's GE Realty Plot House and Garden Tour.
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Without the GE Realty Plot, Union College’s long and glorious history might be considerably shorter and much less celebrated. Late in the 19th century, the college’s financial situation was gloomy, and if not for the sale of 75 acres of land along the campus’s eastern border in 1899, the school might have closed. That sale, at $750 an acre, reversed Union’s sagging fortunes and resulted in the creation of one of Schenectady’s most prized neighborhoods, ...


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