Live In History at the Benedict Arnold House, Kinderhook

  |  June 25, 2014
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Benedict Arnold continues to be a divisive figure in the history of the Revolutionary War. Do we focus on his triumphs and bravery pre-1778, or do we continue to go with the traitor label that he earned after plotting to hand over American troops to the British at West Point in 1780? That’s what makes him such a fascinating character. Hero? Villain? There’s such a fine line sometimes, and the legacy of Benedict Arnold neatly straddles the two classifications. Back when he still fell well within the “hero” category during the Battle of Bemis Heights in 1777, Benedict Arnold was said to have been brought to this c.1770 brick Dutch Colonial in Kinderhook, Columbia County after sustaining a wound, and now this little slice of American Revolutionary War history is on the market listed at $390,000. Is it just us, or does anyone else get excited about the possibility of living in a place where the country’s most infamous traitor may have shed blood onto the plank floors?

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B-b-b-bennie and the Brits

Beds: 4

Baths: 1.5

Square Feet: 2579

Lot Size: .71 acres

Taxes: $8890

28 Broad Street, Kinderhook (Peggy Lampman) GMAP

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