Below is a depiction of the stockade village of Schenectady, NY, as it would have been in the late 1600's.
Johannes ad Cornelia Bradt Pootman lived on the northwest corner of what today is Union and Ferry Street, Schenectady, NY.
Below a second version of the Fort of Schenectady made by Miller in 1695 is shown.
The Pootman home was situated along the east wall of Fort Schenectady:
Miller Map of Schenectady -- 1695
Below is a description of the buildings and structures:
1. Block Houses
2. Mohawk River
5. Centry Box
6. Spy Loft
7. Sties for Hogs
8. Block house Designed as a Church
10. Great Barn
11. Treble Stockades
12. Fort Gates
North is to the right: South is to the left.
Below is another popular drawing of Schenectady that depicts the fort about 1690: