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Yaddo is now a National Historic Landmark

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Albany/HV: Yaddo is now a National Historic Landmark
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- For more than a century, artists have flocked to Yaddo in Saratoga Springs to focus on their work. Now, the 400 acre site is a National Historic Landmark.

Yaddo's board of directors applied for the status last year because it would make them eligible for federal funding to help maintain the property. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand wrote letters to Secretary of the Interior in support of designating the site as a historical landmark.

The president of Yaddo says they are extremely pleased and honored to receive the designation.

Each year, more than 200 artists come to the site and since the site's beginning in 1900, Yaddo artists have won 66 Pulitzer Prizes, 60 National Book Awards and one Nobel Prize.

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