Muitzes Kill Historic District

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Muitzes Kill Historic District
Muitzes Kill Historic District-Reformed Church Jul 09.jpg
Reformed Church, July 2009
Muitzes Kill Historic District is located in New York
Muitzes Kill Historic District
Location An irregular pattern on both sides of Schodack Landing Rd., Schodack, New York
Coordinates 42°28′35″N 73°43′22″W / 42.47639°N 73.72278°W / 42.47639; -73.72278Coordinates: 42°28′35″N 73°43′22″W / 42.47639°N 73.72278°W / 42.47639; -73.72278
Area 27 acres (11 ha)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal, Dutch
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001297[1]
Added to NRHP July 24, 1974

Muitzes Kill Historic District is a national historic district located at Schodack in Rensselaer County, New York. It consists of 23 contributing buildings located in the hamlet of Muitzes Kill, or Muitzeskill (kill is derived from archaic Dutch for "creek"). The district is one of two in the town of Schodack, the other being Schodack Landing Historic District just two miles west where Muitzeskill Road meets the Hudson River.

The visual focus of the district is the Reformed Church of Schodack (1876). Also in the district are a variety of residential buildings dated to the 18th and 19th centuries in the Greek Revival, Federal, and Dutch styles.[2] The district formed partly in response to the development of mills running on hydropower generated by the Muitzes Kill [3] and the remnants of at least one of these mills is still visible along that stream. Although the district is still notable for the preservation of 18th and 19th century structures, several late-20th century residences have been added (such as modular homes). In addition, by 2007 a proposal had been made to develop a tract of land at the southwest corner of Schodack Landing and Muitzeskill Roads to accommodate 30 to 40 new residences.[4][5] This development would be immediately adjacent to three structures in the district, including the mid-18th century Kittle House and the Reformed Church. However, no construction has occurred to date.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Shirley W. Dunn (December 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Muitzes Kill Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-11-21.  See also: "Accompanying nine photos". 
  3. ^ "Muitzes Kill Historic District". Living Places. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Town of Schodack Planning Board Meeting Minutes". Town of Schodack Website. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Town of Schodack Planning Board Meeting Minutes". Town of Schodack Website. Retrieved March 3, 2015.