The old Winne Place: Dutch architecture in the New World

The Dutch Room from the Winne Farmhouse (© Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC)

Just south of Albany, New York, a beautiful example of early American Dutch architecture is being lovingly restored, using techniques dating back to when the farmhouse was originally built in the early 18th century. The house has been partly reassembled in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum, where curators refer to this style as New World Dutch Vernacular architecture. This style spread up the Hudson Valley from New Amsterdam to Albany, an area where the countryside is dotted with reminders of the Dutch settlers.

Producer: David Swatling

Broadcast: August 30, 1999