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Albany and Central New York Sights

Union College

  • 807 Union St. Map It
  • Schenectady
  • Educational Institution

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The 100-acre campus of this liberal-arts college founded in 1795 was the first in America to be designed by an architect. The grounds include Jackson's Garden, an oasis of perennials and herbs near a bubbling brook.

At the campus center is the 1875 Nott Memorial, a 16-sided structure with a colorful slate mosaic dome. The unusual building, a National Historic Landmark, is illuminated in the evening. Daily 10–6.

The Mandeville Gallery, on the Nott Memorial's second floor, shows history-, science-, and art-related exhibits. 518/388–6004.

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807 Union St., Schenectady, New York, 12308, United States

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