Binnewater Historic District

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Binnewater Historic District
Binnewater station.jpg
The Binnewater railroad station, once part of the historic district
Binnewater Historic District is located in New York
Binnewater Historic District
Binnewater Historic District is located in the US
Binnewater Historic District
Location Sawdust Ave., Breezy Hill and Binnewater Rds., Rosendale, New York
Coordinates 41°51′27″N 74°5′10″W / 41.85750°N 74.08611°W / 41.85750; -74.08611Coordinates: 41°51′27″N 74°5′10″W / 41.85750°N 74.08611°W / 41.85750; -74.08611
Area 6.7 acres (2.7 ha)
Built 1872
NRHP Reference # 82001272[1]
Added to NRHP November 4, 1982

The Binnewater Historic District is a national historic district located at Rosendale in Ulster County, New York, United States. The district originally included nine contributing buildings built during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were all frame structures and included a railroad depot, a privy, a general store that was also a post office, a livery stable, two houses, a wagon shed, and two barns.[2] The general store served as an unofficial railroad depot for the Wallkill Valley Railroad from 1875 until 1883, when the railroad constructed the actual station.[3] The station was located too close to Binnewater Road, and was hit repeatedly by trucks. In May 1989, a large piece of the building broke off and fell into the street. The structure was subsequently demolished.[4]

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

Binnewater is known for its many lakes, including Williams Lake, Twin Lakes, and Fourth Lake. Williams Lake used to house Williams Lake Resort. This Resort included a hotel, a restaurant that was open to hotel guests and the public, and a private beach club membership.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Neil G. Larson (September 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Binnewater Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-03-20.  See also: "Accompanying 12 photos". 
  3. ^ Mabee 1995, p. 52
  4. ^ Mabee 1995, p. 140


  • Mabee, Carleton (1995). Listen to the Whistle: An Anecdotal History of the Wallkill Valley Railroad. Fleishmanns, NY: Purple Mountain Press. ISBN 0-935796-69-X.