Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Last GE Plot Home Tour - I promise

Hello, Dear Ones and this is the very last Historic GE Plot Home Tour. I want to thank you all for coming along with me on these tours. It's been fun learning about the new area we live in and I just had to share it all with you because I love you so much.
 This is the 1900 Edwin Wilbur Rice home and is a Queen Anne Shingle Style home. It sits on five prime lots and is right in front of the Union College. Again, I'll give you a little info about Union College from Wikipedia:
      Union College is a private, non-denominational liberal arts college located in  
Schenectady, New York, United States. Founded in 1795, it was the first institution
 of higher learning chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. In the 19th 
century, it became the "Mother of Fraternities",[6] as three of the earliest  
such organizations were established there. After 175 years as a 
traditional all-male institution, Union College began enrolling women in 1970.
Y'all, that's an olden college!!
Edwin Wilbur Rice was the second president of The General Electric Company. He served as president from 1913 - 1922. He was also the President of the Schenectady Realty Company which later became known as the GE Realty Plot. This house today is owned by Union College and is called Abbe Hall home to the Office of College Relations.
Okie Dokie! Let's go inside. Look at the lovely leaded glass in the door's window.
The restoration of the house was made possible by a gift from and an alumni. Very nice! The house was decorated with Mission Style furniture that go very well with the style of the home. Have you ever seen sofas like this before?
I've never had any Mission Style furniture but I do like these sofas.
Can you imagine all of this lovely space just used for meetings and such? Love those chairs by the way.
The wallpaper in the dining room was so unusual. We learned it was original and had been carefully taken down, sent to the Art Institute in Williamstown to be restored and then reinstalled. It looked a little like painted on canvas.
More of those cool chairs. We were only allowed to tour the downstairs so that's all I have to show you.
But as we walked out the door, there was the old carriage house. Couldn't go in there either. Poop!
Did I just say poop? Yep, I did, sorry. But the plantings were gorgeous.
The home was surround by huge trees, bushes and flowering bushes.

Well, Dear Ones, that's the last historic home to show you. Hope you've enjoyed the tours. I want to wish you all a very happy blessed Father's Day weekend.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Reach Out, I'll Be There

Now, if you feel that you can't go on
All your hope is gone
Life is filled with much confusion
Happiness is just an illusion
And your world is tumblin' down
Darling, reach out
Reach out
I'll be there to love and shelter you
I'll be there, I'll always see you through
Wait a minute girl
When you feel lost and about to give up
And your best just ain't good enough
And your world is growin' cold
And you keep driftin' up on your own
Take my hand baby
Darling, reach out
Reach out
I'll be there to love and shelter you
I'll be there, I'll always see you through
I'll be there to give you all the love you need
I'll be there, you can always depend on me
I can tell the way you hang your head
You're alone and afraid
Through your tears you look around
There is no peace of mind to be found
Take my hand baby
Darlin' reach out
Reach out
I'll be there to love and shelter you
I'll be there, I'll always see you through
I'll be there to give you all the love you need
I'll be there, you can always depend on me
I'll be there, whenever you want me
I'll be there, whenever you need me
I'll be there, whenever you want me
I'll be there, whenever you need me
~ sung by The Four Tops