National Register of Historic Places listings in Orleans County, New York

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
A map of New York showing county lines. A county in the northwest corner of the state along the Lake Ontario shoreline is highlighted in red.
Location of Orleans County in New York

This is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Orleans County, New York. The locations of National Register properties and districts (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below) may be seen in a Google map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates".[note 1] One listing, the Cobblestone Historic District, is further designated a National Historic Landmark.

There are currently 22 listings in the county, the third fewest in the state after Schuyler County (14) and Hamilton County (18). Five of the listings are historic districts, including Mount Albion Cemetery (Millville Cemetery is classified as a site). The remaining 16 are individual buildings. No structures in the county are yet listed on the National Register.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted September 12, 2014.[1]
Contents: Counties in New York
Albany (Albany)AlleganyBronxBroomeCattaraugusCayugaChautauquaChemungChenangoClintonColumbiaCortlandDelawareDutchessErie (Buffalo)EssexFranklinFultonGeneseeGreeneHamiltonHerkimerJeffersonKingsLewisLivingstonMadisonMonroe (Rochester)MontgomeryNassauNew York (Below 14th Street, 14th to 59th Streets, 59th to 110th Streets, Above 110th Street, Islands)NiagaraOneidaOnondaga (Syracuse)OntarioOrangeOrleansOswegoOtsegoPutnamQueensRensselaerRichmondRocklandSaratogaSchenectadySchoharieSchuylerSenecaSt. LawrenceSteubenSuffolkSullivanTiogaTompkinsUlsterWarrenWashingtonWayneWestchester (Northern, Southern, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Yonkers)WyomingYates

Overview[edit]

Of the 16 buildings, at least 10 have been used as dwellings at some point in their history. Two[note 2] of those were originally inns that have since become residences. The Tousley-Church House was later converted into the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter offices.[2] The four conventional historic districts[note 3] all include some residential properties as well among their contributing properties.

Three other buildings—the Albion and Medina post offices and the Medina Armory—are government buildings. The armory is now used by the local YMCA. No commercial buildings in Orleans County are individually listed on the Register. Nor are any religious buildings, although seven churches contribute to the Orleans County Courthouse Historic District.[3] Similarly, no educational buildings have been listed on their own; the Cobblestone Historic District includes an old one-room schoolhouse among its contributing properties.

In the five districts, there are 135 buildings on 104 acres (42 ha). Most of that acreage is accounted for by Mt. Albion Cemetery, the largest listing in the county at 70 acres (28 ha). The Cobblestone Historic District, with three buildings on two discontiguous plots totaling three-quarters of an acre (3,000 m²), is the smallest district and the smallest National Historic Landmark District in New York.

The other three districts are in the downtowns of Medina and Albion, the largest settlements in the county. The two Albion districts abut each other, with the southerly being characterized by the public buildings, whurches and residences around the county courthouse while the northerly is primarily commercial. Medina's Main Street Historic District is almost all commercial property.

All but three of the buildings (and one structure[note 4]) within the historic districts are considered contributing properties. None of the contributing properties are themselves listed individually on the Register. However, the Albion post office, within the bounds of the county courthouse historic district, is not considered a contributing property to it despite later being listed on the Register, since it was built two decades after the district's period of significance.

Listings county-wide[edit]

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted September 12, 2014.[4]
[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed[6] Location City or town Description
1 Bacon–Harding Farm
Bacon–Harding Farm
February 27, 2013
(#13000041)
3077 Oak Orchard Road
43°16′02″N 78°11′31″W / 43.267273°N 78.192016°W / 43.267273; -78.192016 (Bacon–Harding Farm)
Gaines 200-year-old farm still owned by the same family; centered around 1844 cobblestone Greek Revival farmhouse
2 William V. N. Barlow House
William V. N. Barlow House
September 8, 1983
(#83001757)
223 S. Clinton St.[7]
43°14′22″N 78°11′47″W / 43.239444°N 78.196389°W / 43.239444; -78.196389 (William V. N. Barlow House)
Albion Barlow, architect of many important buildings in downtown Albion, including the county courthouse, built this eclectic home for himself in 1875. Its rear yard has one of the village's few remaining hand-pumped wells.[7]
3 Jackson Blood Cobblestone House
Jackson Blood Cobblestone House
June 30, 2005
(#05000635)
142 S. Main St.[8]
43°19′00″N 78°23′22″W / 43.316775°N 78.389383°W / 43.316775; -78.389383 (Jackson Blood Cobblestone House)
Lyndonville The Blood family is supposed to have built this sophisticated 1846 Greek Revival cobblestone house by hauling the stones down from Lake Ontario themselves.[8]
4 Butterfield Cobblestone House
Butterfield Cobblestone House
March 1, 2010
(#10000044)
4690 Bennetts Corners Rd.[9]
43°11′19″N 78°01′02″W / 43.188611°N 78.017222°W / 43.188611; -78.017222 (Butterfield Cobblestone House)
Clarendon This 1849 Greek Revival cobblestone house is the only such structure in Clarendon. It is considered the finest building in that style in county.[9]
5 Clarendon Stone Store Upload image
May 9, 2012
(#12000258)
16301 E. Lee Rd.
43°11′38″N 78°03′53″W / 43.1938°N 78.0647°W / 43.1938; -78.0647 (Clarendon Stone Store)
Clarendon General store, an early use of Medina sandstone. Also known as the "Old Stone Store", or the "Copeland Store".
6 Cobblestone Historic District
Cobblestone Historic District
April 1, 1993
(#93001603)
Ridge Rd. (NY 104)[10]
43°17′13″N 78°11′24″W / 43.286944°N 78.19°W / 43.286944; -78.19 (Cobblestone Historic District)
Childs Orleans County's only National Historic Landmark, and the state's smallest NHL district, consists of three 19th-century cobblestone buildings reflecting style at its highest in different periods. They include the state's oldest known cobblestone church and its parsonage, as well as one of only two buildings with cobblestone veneer over wood frame.[10]
7 Cobblestone Inn
Cobblestone Inn
July 24, 2007
(#07000755)
12226 Ridge Rd.[11]
43°16′28″N 78°19′59″W / 43.274444°N 78.333056°W / 43.274444; -78.333056 (Cobblestone Inn)
Oak Orchard on-the-Ridge This 1837 tavern, which one served traffic on the Ridge Road, is possibly the largest cobblestone building in the state. It later became a restaurant and is now a residential duplex[11]
8 Benjamin Franklin Gates House
Benjamin Franklin Gates House
June 4, 2009
(#09000378)
13079 W. Lee Rd.[12]
43°12′10″N 78°16′43″W / 43.202778°N 78.278611°W / 43.202778; -78.278611 (Benjamin Franklin Gates House)
Barre Gates, a pioneering settler of Barre, built this Greek Revival stacked-plank house and the region's first tannery around 1830. New owners restored it in the early 21st century; it is still a working farm.[12]
9 Hillside Cemetery Upload image
June 25, 2013
(#13000450)
NY 237 & S. Holley Rd.
Clarendon Resting place of many early settlers of town later adapted into rural cemetery
10 Main Street Historic District
Main Street Historic District
March 23, 1995
((original)
97001457 (increase)&natregadvancedsearch=Search #95000213 (original)
97001457 (increase)
)
Roughly, along Main and Center Sts., West Ave. and Proctor Pl.[13]
43°13′13″N 78°23′13″W / 43.220278°N 78.386944°W / 43.220278; -78.386944 (Main Street Historic District)
Medina When Medina came into existence following the construction of the Erie Canal, this strip from the canal to the railroad tracks was the first area of the village. Its buildings, from the 1830s to the 1940s, are relics of Medina's industrial peak years.[13] The district was later expanded slightly to include the Medina Railroad Museum building.[14]
11 Medina Armory
Medina Armory
April 13, 1995
(#95000399)
302 Pearl St.[15]
43°13′19″N 78°23′32″W / 43.221944°N 78.392222°W / 43.221944; -78.392222 (Medina Armory)
Medina This structure, built of locally quarried Medina sandstone, was George Heins' first commission as state architect in 1901. It is today the Lake Plains YMCA.[15]
12 Millville Cemetery
Millville Cemetery
October 31, 2007
(#07001126)
E. Shelby Rd.[16]
43°11′23″N 78°19′28″W / 43.189722°N 78.324444°W / 43.189722; -78.324444 (Millville Cemetery)
Millville This exemplary 1871 rural cemetery on a small hill, expanded from earlier burying ground, is the final resting place of many residents of this former bustling agricultural hamlet.[16]
13 Mt. Albion Cemetery
Mt. Albion Cemetery
September 27, 1976
(#76001261)
New York State Route 31[17]
43°14′22″N 78°09′20″W / 43.239444°N 78.155556°W / 43.239444; -78.155556 (Mt. Albion Cemetery)
Town of Albion This rural cemetery was built in 1842 on a high drumlin outside of Albion. It features local Civil War monument and chapel. Among those buried here are many local politicians of the 19th century, and former Georgia governor Rufus Bullock.[17]
14 North Main-Bank Streets Historic District
North Main-Bank Streets Historic District
November 30, 1994
(#94001341)
Roughly, along N. Main, E. Bank, W. Bank and Liberty Sts.[18]
43°14′51″N 78°11′37″W / 43.2475°N 78.193611°W / 43.2475; -78.193611 (North Main-Bank Streets Historic District)
Albion The northerly of Albion's two downtown historic districts is one of the most intact commercial areas along the Erie Canal, with buildings from the century after its completion.[18]
15 Orleans County Courthouse Historic District
Orleans County Courthouse Historic District
August 31, 1979
(#79001617)
Courthouse Sq. and environs[3]
43°14′45″N 78°11′36″W / 43.245833°N 78.193333°W / 43.245833; -78.193333 (Orleans County Courthouse Historic District)
Albion The southern downtown Albion historic district is the civic and religious center of the village and county. Centered around William Barlow's 1858 county courthouse are residential, commercial and institutional buildings, including seven churches. Many use Medina sandstone.[3]
16 Payjack Chevrolet Building
Payjack Chevrolet Building
May 8, 2012
(#12000259)
320 N. Main St.
43°13′21″N 78°23′16″W / 43.22259°N 78.38786°W / 43.22259; -78.38786 (Payjack Chevrolet Building)
Medina 1949 concrete building is intact example of car dealership facility built to General Motors international standards of that era.
17 Servoss House
Servoss House
February 28, 2008
(#08000104)
3963 Fruit Ave.[19]
43°13′00″N 78°25′51″W / 43.216667°N 78.430833°W / 43.216667; -78.430833 (Servoss House)
Ridgeway A former canal worker built this early 1830s Greek Revival house alongside the canal using an unusual horizontal-plank structural system.[19]
18 John Shelp Cobblestone House
John Shelp Cobblestone House
November 20, 2008
(#08001079)
10181 West Shelby Rd.[20]
43°09′17″N 78°27′51″W / 43.154722°N 78.464167°W / 43.154722; -78.464167 (John Shelp Cobblestone House)
West Shelby In the late 19th century, the owners of this sophisticated 1836 Greek Revival cobblestone house redid the interior in the Queen Anne Style[20]
19 Skinner-Tinkham House
Skinner-Tinkham House
April 15, 2004
(#04000291)
4652 Oak Orchard Rd.[21]
43°11′11″N 78°11′40″W / 43.186389°N 78.194444°W / 43.186389; -78.194444 (Skinner-Tinkham House)
Barre Center This 1829 Federal-style tavern along a busy highway, later remodeled into house, is one of the county's few surviving brick buildings in that style. Restoration efforts are underway after several decades of neglect.[21]
20 Tousley-Church House
Tousley-Church House
February 5, 2002
(#01001565)
249 N. Main St.[2]
43°15′08″N 78°11′34″W / 43.252222°N 78.192778°W / 43.252222; -78.192778 (Tousley-Church House)
Albion This 1840 Greek Revival house was expanded ten years later in a fashion showing strong influence of Minard Lafever. Since being renovated in the 1930s it has housed the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter.[2]
21 US Post Office-Albion
US Post Office-Albion
November 17, 1988
(#88002450)
Main St.[22]
43°14′46″N 78°11′39″W / 43.246°N 78.194083°W / 43.246; -78.194083 (US Post Office-Albion)
Albion This 1937 post office uses one of more popular Colonial Revival designs for post offices in the state. It is within the Orleans County Courthouse Historic District, but not considered a contributing property to that listing since it was built after 1910.[22]
22 US Post Office-Medina
US Post Office-Medina
May 11, 1989
(#88002351)
128 W. Center St.[23]
43°13′14″N 78°23′19″W / 43.220556°N 78.388611°W / 43.220556; -78.388611 (US Post Office-Medina)
Medina The only other known reuse of this sophisticated 1931 Colonial Revival design is in Salem, Indiana.[23]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ Skinner-Tinkham House and Cobblestone Inn
  3. ^ Excluding Mt. Albion Cemetery.
  4. ^ A small park within the North Main-Bank Streets Historic District in Albion, built on the site of a building that burned.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on September 12, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Robert T. Englert (July 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Tousley-Church House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14. See also: "Accompanying 24 photos". 
  3. ^ a b c C. Wilson Lettin (February 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Orleans County Courthouse Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying six photos". 
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on September 12, 2014.
  5. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  6. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  7. ^ a b Claire L. Ross (July 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Barlow, William V. N., House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14. See also: "Accompanying nine photos". 
  8. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (February 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Blood, Jackson, Cobblestone House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14. See also: "Accompanying 10 photos". 
  9. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (July 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Butterfield Cobblestone House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-06-15.  See also: "Accompanying photos". 
  10. ^ a b Delia Robinson, C.W. Lattin, Nancy Todd, and Carolyn Pitts (September 23, 1982). National Historic Landmark Nomination: Cobblestone Historic District PDF (271 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 14 photos, exterior and interior, from 1965 and 1992. PDF (3.12 MB)
  11. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (December 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Cobblestone Inn". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14. See also: "Accompanying four photos". 
  12. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (June 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Benjamin Franklin Gates House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-11-09. See also: "Accompanying six photos". 
  13. ^ a b Nancy L. Todd (January 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Main Street Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying 21 photos". 
  14. ^ Elizabeth A. Bakker Johnson (September 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Main Street Historic District Boundary Increase". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying five photos". 
  15. ^ a b Nancy L. Todd (March 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Medina Armory". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying eight photos". 
  16. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (January 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Millville Cemetery". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying eight photos". 
  17. ^ a b C. E. Brooke (June 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Mt. Albion Cemetery". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying seven photos". 
  18. ^ a b Nancy L. Todd (September 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: North Main-Bank Streets Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying eleven photos". 
  19. ^ a b Daniel McEneny (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Servoss House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying six photos". 
  20. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (June 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Shelp, John, Cobblestone House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14. See also: "Accompanying seven photos". 
  21. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (June 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Skinner-Tinkham House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14. See also: "Accompanying six photos". 
  22. ^ a b Larry E. Gobrecht (July 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: United States Post Office, Albion, Orleans County / Albion Post Office". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying five photos". 
  23. ^ a b Larry E. Gobrecht (December 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: United States Post Office, Medina, New York / Medina Post Office". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying seven photos". 

External links[edit]