The first Capitol in Albany was built in 1806 from designs by Philip Hooker.  The second (present) Capitol was begun in 1867 and declared complete in 1899.  Oneida Castle was never the seat of State Government.

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From: Wagner [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 3:43 PM
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Subject: Re: NYS Capital

I missed the earlier part of this discussin about the state capitol. Did
anyone mention the Governor's Mansion in Oneida Castle, NY? The present
owners claim it was once to be the capitol, but things changed and Albany
was selected. Others dispute the claim. Does anyone know more about this?
I hope this isn't a redundant question.

Geri Wagner
Communications Design
(315) 337-6463
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On Mon, 28 Jun 1999 [log in to unmask] wrote:

> Just a brief note:
>    An alternate site for the NYS Capital was the Van Deusen House in Hurly,
> NY.
>    The British had made the decision to burn Kingston and hopefully to quell
> atlas part of the Rebellion.
>     The "Founding Fathers" moved the site of government to this house due to
> it's "Hidden Room" and distant location.
>      So the Capital of NY has had more then one place of note.
> Linda