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Yaddo named U.S. landmark

Key role in nation’s cultural history cited for historic status

The Yaddo Mansion is pictured in July 2011.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The Yaddo Mansion is pictured in July 2011.
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Yaddo, the artists’ retreat on Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs that has hosted some of the great artists of the past century, has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The 400-acre estate with the rambling mansion built by Spencer and Katrina Trask in 1893 has offered a cost-free refuge and work space to such artists as Truman Capote, Leonard Bernstein, Saul Bellow and Sylvia Plath. The Trasks endowed Yaddo generously so that invited artists could ...


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Richpow
March 4, 2013
9:35 p.m.

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Right, congratulations, but the sign that says, " private area beyond here" needs to be removed! Open the place up ! The way it used to be
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