Who says Troy isn’t the trendsetter of cities? William Howard hired NYC Architect Martin Thompson to build a house at 59 2nd Street now known as the Hart-Cluett House. What many don’t know is that Martin Thompson then took his design of this magnificent Troy house back to NYC where many examples of this 1827 Federal Style Town House were copied throughout Manhattan. The Hart-Cluett House is fortunate to have retained the original features of Thompson’s design. As you tour through the house you will also learn about the Hart family’s strong connections to Manhattan architects, builders and tradesman, all who were integral to this avant-garde residential structure.