The Northeast is home to some of America’s loveliest, most historic city neighborhoods. Places like Providence, Rhode Island, and Boston, Massachusetts, boast dozens of neighborhoods filled with historic homes, cobblestone sidewalks, and colonial vibes.
But you don’t need to drive to Providence or Philadelphia or any other far-flung city to soak in the old-time feel of America’s original neighborhoods.
In Schenectady, on the banks of the Mohawk River, sits the historic Stockade neighborhood, one of our country’s oldest and longest-standing cities. Dozens of homes in the 88-acre neighborhood date back more than 200 years.
For a walk back in time, the Stockade is the perfect place to visit for a Sunday stroll or an evening walk with a friend. It’s a relatively small neighborhood, so take your time and soak it all in.
Gazette photographer Marc Schultz did his own walking tour of the Stockade recently. Here are his shots of some of the neighborhood’s elegant front doorways.