Fort Craillo
Rensselaer, NY

A photocopy of this photograph was kindly contributed by Joan Howe.

Fort Craillo, Rensselaer, NY

Crailo was constructed for Hendrick Van Rensselaer, the grandson of Kiliaen van Rensselaer, the first patroon of Rensselaerswyck, whose landholdings encompassed much of present-day Albany and Rensselaer counties. It was originally built for protection, with small windows, thick walls, and gunports. Later in the 18th century, the brick structure was remodeled, first in the Georgian and then the Federal style.

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