Essex County Home and Farm

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Essex County Home and Farm
Essex County Home and Farm is located in New York
Essex County Home and Farm
Nearest city Whallonsburg, New York
Coordinates 44°15′23″N 73°24′38″W / 44.25639°N 73.41056°W / 44.25639; -73.41056Coordinates: 44°15′23″N 73°24′38″W / 44.25639°N 73.41056°W / 44.25639; -73.41056
Area 24 acres (9.7 ha)
Built 1860
Architect Dowling & Prescott
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 82003357[1]
Added to NRHP September 23, 1982

Essex County Home and Farm, also known as Whallonsburg County Home and Infirmary, is a historic almshouse and infirmary located at Whallonsburg in Essex County, New York. The property include seven contributing buildings and one contributing site. The core of the complex is a homogeneous cluster of four brick buildings on fieldstone foundations. The largest is the Home Building, a 2-story dormitory originally constructed in 1860. Located nearby are a milk house and dining / kitchen building. The 2 12-story infirmary building was built in 1899. Farm buildings include an equipment shed / garage, dairy barn, and hog-chicken house. Also on the property is the institution's cemetery site. The home and infirmary ceased operation in 1980.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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