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The prospects for Albany's growth must have given Philip Hooker ample reason to remain in the city. His father and brother, John, however, were engaged by agents of the Holland Land Company to construct a large brick hotel at Old Fort Schuyler, about one hundred miles westward. Peter's Episcopal Church in Albany (1802-3). 29 The impressive new hotel undoubtedly acted as an advertisement for Samuel and John's carpentry and building skills, and they obtained work in the village and surrounding region.

I extend thanks to the direct participants in this project. Douglas G. Bucher and W. Richard Wheeler, curators and contributing authors, deserve full credit for excavating Philip Hooker's life and career. I am deeply indebted to Mary Raddant Tomlan, a peerless editor. Thanks also to Michael Tomlan for all his help and especially for introducing us to Mary. I acknowledge with pleasure the hard work and commitment of our regular team: Grant Jacks, catalogue designer; Benjamin Critton, exhibition designer and fabricator; Marianita Peaslee and David Tewksbury, photographers; and my good friend, Ruth Osgood Trovato, associate editor.

The latter was built by the Late general Broadstreet [John Bradstreet]. Altho this place is 165 Miles from New York yet it has the advantage of a very strong tide which not only comes here but goes up near to the New City [Lansignburgh]. [Abraham? ] Cuyler who had formerly been an Officer in the British Army. 7 Page 26 Enys refers to a great many very good new houses having been lately built in a very pretty style. These were likely the brick houses in the current English mode that would continue to transform the streets of the city, contrasting with the earlier Dutch dwellings (fig.

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