Moving Ingersoll Mansion — April 26 2011

NISKAYUNA — Onlookers, many with cameras in hand, watched Wednesday as workers moved the historic Ingersoll mansion to a new location on the same 12-acre site at the corner of Balltown Road and State Street.

Highbridge Development of Schenectady wants to make the building the centerpiece of the planned Mansion Square mall.

Highbridge has said the shopping plaza would feature “shops, restaurants and other retail uses that provide shoppers with an upscale Niskayuna shopping and dining experience.” The developer has said it has several leases and letters of intent from potential tenants.

The home was to be repositioned about 350 feet to face Balltown Road and then leased for retail or office space.

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