Christman Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary

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Christman Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary
Christman Sanctuary, First Waterfall.jpg
The first waterfall encountered on the trail, around 0.8 miles in.
Christman Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary is located in New York
Christman Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary
Location Schoharie Tpke., Delanson, New York
Coordinates 42°44′27″N 74°7′30″W / 42.74083°N 74.12500°W / 42.74083; -74.12500Coordinates: 42°44′27″N 74°7′30″W / 42.74083°N 74.12500°W / 42.74083; -74.12500
Area 105 acres (42 ha)
Built 1888
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

70000433

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Added to NRHP August 25, 1970

Christman Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary is a national historic district located near Delanson, Schenectady County, New York. The district includes six contributing buildings and one contributing structure on a largely wooded, rural 105-acre (42 ha) tract. It lies in the valley of the Bozenkill and includes a 30-foot waterfall along the Helderberg Escarpment. Located on the property is a two story frame dwelling built in 1868, a stone dairy house, barns, large stone walls, and an open lean-to built by the Mohawk Valley Hiking Club. The sanctuary had its beginnings in 1888 when property owner W.W. Christman (1865-1937) and his wife, the former Catherine Bradt, began a winter bird feeding program during the great blizzard of that year.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]

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