New York legislature passes a bill to establish the Columbia Turnpike Corporation, which created a usable road from the City of Hudson to the Massachusetts border. The East Gate Toll House is built along with the Middle Gate and West Gate Toll Houses.


After 108 years of operation, the East Gate Toll House is closed. Columbia County buys the rights from the Turnpike Corporation.

Two generations of the Decker family occupy the house.  


The East Gate Toll House is acquired by Eldena Jenssen. The house is inhabited off and on for the next twenty years.


The East Gate Toll House is added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.  

Friends of East Gate is formed and acquires the Toll House from the Jenssen family, thanks to a generous donation from Edgar Masters of Copake Falls. 


Friends of East Gate launches its mission to save the Toll House.


Building stabilization work completed. Historic marker installed, courtesy of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.