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In the 17th century, Scotsman, Alexander Lindsay Glen, bought land from the Mohawks and named it “Scotia”, the Latin name for Scotland.

This Dutch Colonial timber frame house was built around 1730 on the banks of the Mohawk River for Alexander Glen’s grandson, Abraham. Glen descendants would own it until 1842 when the Collins family bought it and transformed the surrounding property into Collins Park. By 1925, the village had acquired the property and in 1930, opened a library in the old house. 

Further Reading


National Register of Historic Places

History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Abraham Glen House, Scotia, 1730

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