on July 8, 2000
Yaddo is a 400 acre artist community. It was original established in 1900 by Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina. It has provided. Visitors have included James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Aaron Copland, Alfred Kazin, Ulysses Kay, Jacob Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, Katherine Anne Porter, Mario Puzo, Clyfford Still, and Virgil Thomson. Some believe that the land itself at Yaddo is the source of mystical creative power. The property on which Yaddo now stands previously housed a tavern operated by Jacobus Barhyte, a Revolutionary War veteran. Many well-known writers of the 1830s and 1840s dined at Barhyte's tavern, among them Edgar Allen Poe, who is said to have written at least part of 'The Raven' on a visit. While the main house is closed to the public their gardens are open daily. Some of most beautiful roses bloom here. Children of all ages will delight in the goldfish ponds. This is definately a must see and who knows who you might just run into wandering among the flowers.
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