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Plan of the city of Albany, 1794, by Simeon De Witt, including the Schuyler Mansion grounds to the south, the Reformed Dutch and Episcopal churches in state street, and the public square. Albany Institute of History Art, McKinney Library. 1 Yet their thoughts must have concerned the future rather than the past, and particularly the new opportunities that awaited them as they moved westward from Massachusetts. Whatever their plans and dreams, surely this husband and wife could not have known that their first-born son, Philip, would someday transform this small but vital community into the elegant capital city it was destined to become.

Kennedy 13 Introductory Essay Douglas G. Bucher 17 Catalogue Raisonné W. Richard Wheeler 53 Attributions W. Richard Wheeler 293 Appendix 316 Preliminary Catalogue of Survey Maps by Philip Hooker W. Bantham,Jr. Lafley Walter Beinecke,Jr. Bristol,Jr. Fillius,Jr. D. D. D. Hastings Michael Shapiro D. Roger Howlett William E. Williams Leigh R. Keno Robert S. Y. Kent, Curator; Morris Gerber, Albany; Hamilton College, Frank K. , John Rhodehamel, Curator of American History; Lansingburgh Historical Society, Frances D.

7). That structure, which was situated at the southwest corner of State and Lodge streets, was designed by one William Sanders, who had probably been trained in his native England. 26 This tragedy likely provided oppor- Page 31 tunities for Hooker and others to make use of their design and building skills in the reconstruction of the devastated area. 8.  Oneida County Historical Society, Utica. 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.

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