need and new trend in public lodging, Gladsmere is a scent free /
smoke free Bed and Breakfast in Dolgeville, New York. The tranquil village of
Dolgeville is located in
foothills of the Adirondacks just fifteen minutes from I-90 (exit 29A). Once
known as Brockett's Bridge, Dolgeville was the original home of Daniel Green
Felt Shoe Company. Its beautiful limestone factory built in 1882 is listed on the National Historical Registry as are several other buildings in the village. A
Pratt double truss iron bridge, built in 1879, still exists between the village and Dolge Avenue. The factory and village are just a ten minute
stroll down tree lined Dolge Avenue. Both sides of the avenue are lined with the
remnants of the original horses bridle path planted around 1880.
Named Gladsmere by the original owners, William and Jennie Armstrong, this circa 1895
house was built in the Colonial Revival style on the banks of East Canada Creek.
Original features of Glasdmere include four foot oak paneling lining the foyer,
reception hall, staircase and upstairs hallway. Fireplaces with double oak
mantles are showcased in the reception hall, parlor, and dining room. A cast iron fireback in the dining room fireplace depicts a scene of a woman spinning in
front of her fireplace.
the oak staircase are three Victorian, residential pastel colored stained glass
windows featuring Kokomo glass. It is believed these windows were made in one of
the six glass studios of Utica, New York. A fourth stained glass window is in
the music room. This window is unusual in the fact that it features jeweled,
leaded, and painted glass - a musical lyre and horns are surrounded by laurel
leaves and a scroll of music.
Lighting is enhanced on the first floor by the original brass hand cut
Czechoslovakian crystal chandeliers and a Steuben hanging light. Nickel plated
register covers on the first floor have been restored to their original beauty.
These registers were made by Tuttle & Bailey Mfg. Co. NY and have a patent dated July 14, 1874.
Besides being a home to families, Gladsmere has also served as a Catholic
rectory and American Legion Hall. The Legion gutted half of the second floor
turning it into a ballroom. The next owner converted this area into three rooms
which are now guest bedrooms.
Directions from NYS Thruway 1-90
Exit 29A Little Falls/Dolgeville.
Take 169 north approximately 2 miles. At " "T" turn right onto 167 N and 5 E and go 4/10 mile to the flashing yellow light. Turn left onto
Go 7 miles taking you through the village to route 29. Turn right onto 29 E and
go over the bridge.
Make an immediate right at Dolge Ave. Ext. Gladsmere is the fifth house on the
right approximately 1/2 mile.