INSIDE GE'S BIRTHPLACE

POSTED: 23 Sep 2013 | BY: CHRISTINE MURPHY
Meet Jim, a Schenectady native. Step inside his Schenectady, New York state of mind. --

The best resources for learning about Schenectady:

The [Daily Gazette] newspaper.

Your go-to locale for...

Jim Jamieson for wp Jim.

The hotel you always book or recommend to friends, and why:

The Glen Sanders Mansion: Originally built in 1812, and right on the Mohawk River, "the Mansion" has great food, charm and personal service.

The ONE thing visitors must see or do, and why:

GE Realty Plot Diptic for wp G.E. Realty Plot.
Walk through the historic G.E. Realty Plot neighborhood. Listed on the state and national registers of historic places, these more than 100 executive homes were built by the early scientists and executives of Tom Edison's General Electric Company.

Your favorite hidden (or not so anymore) gem, and why:

Proctors theater on State Street. Beautifully restored and providing the finest in live, on-stage entertainment in the entire upstate region.

Number of hours or days required in town for the "full" experience:

3 or 4 days should do.

The town is great for what type of visitor:

  • CELEBRATE (the host with the most/ladies who lunch)
  • CURATE (the artsy intelligentsia)
  • EPICURATE (the foodie)

The town is best explored by:

Foot.

The town is best explored in:

Spring, Summer, Autumn. -- [Photo Credit for Lead Images: WMHT-TV. Photo Credit for G.E. Realty Plot Photo Images: Wikipedia.]