Mohican Manor in winter

Mohican Manor is shown here in a winter scene.

LOUDONVILLE -- How much do you know about the historic Mohican Manor?

We did a little digging, and here's what we found.

When the Mohican Manor was originally constructed, it did not have the large two-story pillars that adorn the front porch today.

Rather, it was constructed with a smaller, more ornate porch that allowed for access on both the first and second floor of the house. It wasn't until the 20th century that the building was reconfigured to it's present-day style.

Mohican Manor menu

Here was a menu from the Mohican Manor restauraunt in the 1980s. Reservations required and it served a minimum party of six.

In the early 1980s the historic red-brick home built by A.A. Taylor was renovated, converted to a restaurant, and renamed the Mohican Manor. The Manor, run by Richard Christen and Eugene Smith, was open for reservations only and required a minimum of six guests per reservation.

Guests were able to tour the historic property which included the carriage house, smoke house, spring house, and even the out house. The carriage house also featured an antique store specializing in toys and majolica.

Christmas was an especially popular time of year at the Manor, which billed itself as a "step into victorian splendor," featuring a 12-foot tree with antique german glass ornaments, a collection of old Santa, and chandeliers and banisters decked with greens. Reservations in December often booked a year in advance.

Mohican Manor rear view

This is the rear of the residence now known as Mohican Manor, approximately 1890s. There appears to be activity on the roof -- either construction or possibly training by volunteer fire companies.

More information on the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum can be found at this link.

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