“The oldest existing building in Glenville”
The Watersedge Lighthouse is a fine restaurant ideal for outdoor seating in the summer time, beautiful events, and great food all the time. Nestled on the shores of the scenic Mohawk River, the historic Waters Edge venue in Glenville, NY, can provide the perfect setting for any occasion - From casual waterfront dining on the restaurant patio to the most elegant wedding reception at “The Terrace” - the newest, state-of-the-art banquet facility in the Tri-City area. In the early 1700s the land was owned by Johannes Van Epps, later sold to Volney Freeman, the same person who built Freeman's Bridge in 1885. Descendents of the Seeley Family, originally from Germany, have lived at the residence from 1851 - 1956. The Greek revival farmhouse dates from the 30 year period in the 19th century when Schenectady County produced a large portion of the nation's brooms. Broom corn was grown on the Mohawk River flats, cured and made into brooms by the workers who lived on the Seeley farm. Town records show that members of the Seeley family held town of Glenville offices in the years 1898 through 1909. In 1956 Mr. and Mrs. A. George Murray purchased the Seeley farm, a 22 room house with no indoor plumbing, running water, electricity, or heat. They renovated the house room by room and eventually included Little Richard's Tavern. Because of its unique architecture for this area, the house was registered in the State Historic Sites Survey and was nominated for the National Register of Historical Places. The house showed elements of Georgian, Federalist and Greek revival architecture. This combination implies that the house was built during a transitional period because it does not follow the Dutch style common here for those times.
Great ambiance during the summer on the deck or at the cabana. Get to it by boat or car.
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Waters Edge Lighthouse
- Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Sat: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Sun: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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