A View of Lake Otsego from Hyde Hall
Hyde Hall, East Springfield, New York
There were many reasons that George Clarke (1768-1835) chose the site of Hyde Hall as his seat: fertile farmland, access to Lake Otsego, and close proximity to Shadow Brook for powering grist and saw mills, but most likely also the amazing views of the picturesque landscape. This is a view that George Clarke and those visiting Hyde Hall would have enjoyed on a daily basis as they sat on the porch of the Stone House.
2012 Photograph by Michael Reynolds