National Register of Historic Places listings in Rensselaer County, New York
This is the list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Rensselaer County, New York. It is intended to be a complete compilation of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Rensselaer County, New York, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below) may be seen in a map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates". Seven of the properties are further designated National Historic Landmarks.
Rensselaer County sits east of the Hudson River in New York's Capital District and borders both Massachusetts and Vermont on the east. The area was originally inhabited by the Mohican Indian tribe until it was bought by the Dutch jeweler and merchant Kiliaen van Rensselaer in 1630 and incorporated in his patroonship Rensselaerswyck (which, in turn, was part of the Dutch colony New Netherland). The land passed into English hands in 1664 until the Dutch regained control for a year in 1673, but the English took it back in 1674. Until 1776, the year of American independence, it was under English or British control. However, the county didn't actually exist as a legal entity until 1791 when it was created from land that was originally part of Albany County.
Rensselaer County consists of two cities: Rensselaer and Troy; and fourteen towns: Berlin, Brunswick, East Greenbush, Grafton, Hoosick, Nassau, North Greenbush, Petersburgh, Pittstown, Poestenkill, Sand Lake, Schaghticoke, Schodack, and Stephentown; and contains six villages: Castleton, East Nassau, Hoosick Falls, Nassau, Schaghticoke, and Valley Falls.
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Adams–Myers–Bryan Farmstead||August 27, 2013
|314 Stover Rd.
||Valley Falls||Farmsteads of Pittstown NY MPS|
|2||Aiken House||December 31, 1974
|Northeast corner of Riverside and Aiken Aves.
|3||Albany Avenue Historic District||November 21, 1978
|4||Auclair–Button Farmstead||June 5, 2013
|80 Auclair Way
||Melrose||Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
|5||Baum–Wallis Farmstead||January 2, 2013
|132 Baum Rd.
||Johnsonville vicinity||Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
|6||Bennington Battlefield||October 15, 1966
|NY 67, on VT state line
||Walloomsac||Site of key American victory over British during Revolution.|
|7||Beverwyck Manor||August 3, 1979
|St. Anthonys Lane.
|8||Blink Bonnie||August 10, 2000
|1368 Sunset Rd.
|9||Breese-Reynolds House||March 1, 2007
|601 South St.
||Hoosick||Built by Perry Eldridge in 1880.|
|10||Brownell–Cornell–Gibbs Farmstead||September 19, 2012
|606 Groveside Rd.
|11||Burden Iron Works Site||November 10, 1977
|12||Burden Ironworks Office Building||March 16, 1972
|13||Buskirk Covered Bridge||March 8, 1978
|Spans Hoosic River North of NY 67
||Buskirk||part of the Covered Bridges of Washington County Thematic Resource (TR)|
|14||Esek Bussey Firehouse||July 16, 1973
|302 10th St.
|15||Cannon–Brownell–Herrington Farmstead||January 2, 2013
|551 Otter Creek Rd.
||Johnsonville vicinity.||Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
|16||Cannon Building||March 5, 1970
||Troy||1835 Alexander Jackson Davis-Ithiel Town commercial building further enhanced with mansard roof after 1870s fire.|
|17||John Carner Jr. House||January 16, 2004
|1310 Best Rd.
|18||Cartin–Snyder–Overacker Farmstead||June 5, 2013
|559 Cushman Rd.
||Melrose||Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
|19||Central Troy Historic District||August 13, 1986
|Adams, 1st, 4th, Washington & Hill Sts., Franklin Pl., 5th Ave.
||Troy||96-acre (39 ha) commercial section of downtown Troy with many buildings, including two National Historic Landmarks, from 1787-1940.|
|20||Chapel and Cultural Center||February 22, 2011
|2125 Burdett Ave.
|21||Chatham Street Row||December 1, 1978
|22||Church of the Holy Cross||June 4, 1973
|136 8th St.
||Troy||Gothic Revival church built in 1844.|
|23||Church Street Historic District||November 21, 1978
|24||Clark-Dearstyne-Miller Inn||January 9, 2008
|11-13 Forbes Ave.
|25||Coletti–Rowland–Agan Farmstead||August 27, 2013
|82 Cooksboro Rd.
||Pittstown||Farmsteads of Pittstown NY MPS|
|26||Cornell–Manchester Farmstead||October 3, 2012
|292 Lower Pine Valley Rd.
||Hoosick Falls vicinity||Part of Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
|27||Craver Farmstead||December 16, 1996
|115 Craver Rd.
|28||Defreest Homestead||August 2, 1977
|South of Troy at U.S. 4 and Jordan Rd.
||North Greenbush||Early Dutch house built around 1750 and early Dutch barn|
|29||Delaney Hotel||June 21, 1996
|Junction of NY 22 and NY 67
||North Hoosick||Intact Greek Revival hotel with vernacular Victorian features built ca. 1850|
|30||Dickinson Hill Fire Tower||May 6, 2011
|Fire Tower Rd.
|31||District School No. 3||August 28, 1998
|1125 S. Schodack Rd.
|32||District #6 Schoolhouse||July 3, 2008
|Brick Church Rd. and Buck Rd.
||Brunswick||One-room schoolhouse built c. 1830 and closed in 1952. Believed to be one of the oldest remaining schoolhouses in Rensselaer County.|
|33||East Nassau Central School||May 23, 1997
|37 Garfield Rd.
|34||Elmbrook Farm||May 21, 2001
|2567 Brookview Rd.
|35||Estabrook Octagon House||February 8, 1980
|8 River St.
||Hoosick Falls||1854 octagon house built closely following specifications of Orson Squire Fowler|
|36||Fifth Avenue-Fulton Street Historic District||March 5, 1970
|Bounded by Grand, William, and Union Sts., and Broadway
||Troy||1860s-era homes of city's business elite. One of five districts consolidated into Central Troy Historic District|
|37||Fire Alarm, Telegraph and Police Signaling Building||January 15, 2003
|67 State St.
||Troy||1922 building consolidated city's public safety communications systems, in wake of history of devastating fires. After a period of vacancy in late 20th century, back in service as police headquarters|
|38||Fort Crailo||October 15, 1966
|South of Columbia St. on Riverside Ave.
||Rensselaer||Only well-preserved Dutch patroon house in upper Hudson Valley|
|39||Albert R. Fox House||April 25, 2001
|2801 NY 66
|40||Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel and Crematorium||February 25, 2004
|50 101st Street
||Troy||Richardsonian Romanesque memorial chapel in Oakwood Cemetery built by local industrialist for deceased son was highly influential on the design of other such buildings; designated a National Historic Landmark March 2, 2012|
|41||Garfield School||June 9, 1988
|NY 2 and Moonlawn Rd.
||Brunswick||First building in Brunswick to be added to the NRHP.|
|42||Glenwood||May 25, 1973
|43||Grand Street Historic District||February 27, 1973
|Grand St. between 5th and 6th Aves.
||Troy||Civil War-era rowhouses built in wake of devastating 1862 fire. Now part of Central Troy Historic District.|
|44||Halford–Hayner Farmstead||January 2, 2013
|346 Cooksboro Rd.
||Troy vicinity||Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
|45||Hart-Cluett Mansion||April 11, 1973
|59 2nd St.
||Troy||1827 Federal style mansion is one of the best in that style in city. Home to Rensselaer County Historical Society since 1950s|
|46||Haskell School||September 19, 2003
|150 Sixth Ave.
|47||Hoosick Falls Armory||March 2, 1995
|Junction of Church and Elm Sts.
||Hoosick Falls||Intact 1889 Isaac Perry-designed armory. Home to units that have fought in the Mexican Border Campaign and Battle of Saipan. Part of the Army National Guard Armories in New York State Multiple Property Submission (MPS)|
|48||Hoosick Falls Historic District||December 3, 1980
|Central Ave. and Main St.
||Hoosick Falls||Eight-acre commercial core of village with intact buildings from turn-of-the-century industrial peak|
|49||Howard–Odmin–Sherman Farmstead||April 7, 2014
|393 Croll Road
|50||Ilium Building||December 18, 1970
|Northeast corner of Fulton and 4th Sts.
||Troy||Intact 1904 Marcus F. Cummings commercial building|
|51||International Shirt and Collar Company||February 14, 2017
|2 River St.
|52||W. P. Irwin Bank Building||October 3, 2007
|53||Knickerbocker Mansion||December 11, 1972
|54||Henry Koon House||February 21, 1997
|171 Pawling Ave.
|55||Lansingburgh Academy||October 14, 1976
|27 114th St.
|56||Lansingburgh Village Burial Ground||November 21, 2002
|Third Ave. and 107th St.
|57||Marsh–Link–Pollock Farm||December 22, 2014
|66 White Church Lane
||Brunswick||Well-preserved 1840s farmstead|
|58||David Mathews House||September 10, 1979
|59||McCarthy Building||March 5, 1970
|255-257 River St.
||Troy||Downtown Troy landmark built in 1904 and largely intact|
|60||Mechanicville Hydroelectric Plant||November 13, 1989
|At NY 32 on Hudson River
|61||Herman Melville House||August 21, 1992
|2 114th St.
|62||Methodist Episcopal Church of Lansingburgh||June 23, 2016
|600 3rd Ave.
|Troy||Center of village now part of Troy was built in 1849, expanded in 1875 and rebuilt in 1903|
|63||Muitzes Kill Historic District||July 24, 1974
|An irregular pattern on both sides of Schodack Landing Rd.
|64||Kate Mullany House||April 1, 1998
|350 8th St.
||Troy||Apartment building of teenaged Irish immigrant who organized her fellow garment workers and went on to become first major female U.S. labor leader|
|65||National State Bank Building||December 29, 1970
|297 River St.
||Troy||1904 Marcus F. Cummings building shows influence of early skyscrapers; has been Monument Square landmark since its construction.|
|66||Newton–Taber–Martin Farm||November 2, 2016
|149 Clarks Chapel Rd.
|Nassau||Continuously operated farm dates to 1788, when it was established by a Revolutionary War veteran from Massachusetts|
|67||New York State Barge Canal||October 15, 2014
||Troy and Schaghticoke||Successor to Erie Canal approved by state voters in early 20th century to compete with railroads.|
|68||Northern River Street Historic District||May 19, 1988
|403-429 and 420-430 River St.
||Troy||Transitional neighborhood between downtown and industrial areas in late 19th century; largely unchanged since then|
|69||Oakwood Avenue Presbyterian Church||November 21, 2012
|313 10th St.
|70||Oakwood Cemetery||October 4, 1984
|50 101st St.
||Troy||Burial site of "Uncle Sam" Wilson and Civil War Gen. George H. Thomas|
|71||Old Troy Hospital||October 25, 1973
||Troy||Also known as West Hall. French Second Empire structure home to Arts Department at RPI|
|72||J. C. Osgood Firehouse||November 2, 2000
|316-324 Third St.
|73||Jacob H. Patten House||January 5, 2016
|254 4th Ave.
||Troy||1882 brick Italianate townhouse and carriage house built for successful local blacksmith|
|74||Patroon Agent's House and Office||August 3, 1979
|15 Forbes Ave.
|75||Petersburgh United Methodist Church||January 2, 2004
|12 Head of Lane Rd.
|76||Poesten Kill Gorge Historic District||March 8, 1978
||Troy||Try also Poestenkill Gorge Historic District|
|77||Powers Home||April 16, 1974
|819 3rd Ave.
|78||Proctor's Theater||October 4, 1979
|82 4th St.
||Troy||1914 theater shows transition between eras of live entertainment and motion picture. Part of the Movie Palaces of the Tri-Cities TR|
|79||Public School No. 10||November 4, 1994
|77 Adams St.
|80||Pumpkin House||June 8, 1998
|180 Fourth St.
|81||River Street Historic District||June 3, 1976
|Both sides of River St. from Congress St. to junction with 1st St.
||Troy||Oldest downtown neighborhood in city, largely rebuilt after 1820 fire. Now part of Central Troy Historic District.|
|82||Sand Lake Baptist Church||January 2, 2004
|2960 NY 43
|83||Schodack Landing Historic District||September 15, 1977
|84||Searle, Gardner and Company Cuff and Collar Factory||January 15, 2014
|701–715 River St.
||Troy||Old textile plant|
|85||Second Street Historic District||August 7, 1974
|Both sides of 2nd St.
||Troy||Troy's first desirable residential neighborhood. Many houses from 1820s-1840s. Merged into Central Troy Historic District in 1986.|
|86||Sharpe Homestead and Cemetery||May 19, 2005
|44 Laura Ln.
|87||Sherman Farm||July 5, 2003
|35 Sherman Rd.
|88||Henry Tunis Smith Farm||September 18, 1975
|South of Nassau on NY 203
|89||St. Barnabas Episcopal Church||January 28, 2004
|2900 Fifth Ave.
|90||St. Mark's Episcopal Church||July 27, 2000
||Hoosick Falls||1858 Henry Dudley church done in brick rather than his usual stone |
|91||St. Paul's Episcopal Church Complex||September 7, 1979
|58 3rd St.
||Troy||1828 church is early Gothic Revival imitation of Ithiel Town's Trinity Church in New Haven, Connecticut|
|92||Joachim Staats House and Gerrit Staats Ruin||December 15, 1978
|North of Castleton-on-Hudson
|93||Theta Xi Fraternity Chapter House||December 11, 2013
|1490 Sage Ave.
||Troy||Well-preserved 1931 Tudor Revival fraternity house|
|94||Thomas–Wiley–Johnson Farmstead||September 19, 2012
|703 Johnsonville Rd.
|95||Tibbits House||May 22, 1978
|South of Hoosick at junction of NY 22 and NY 7
|96||Tomhannock Methodist Episcopal Church||May 27, 2014
|97||Trinity Church Lansingburgh||May 1, 1995
|585 Fourth Ave.
|98||Troy Gas Light Company||February 18, 1971
|Northwest corner of Jefferson St. and 5th Ave.
||Troy||Structure used to hold coal gas in the 1800s.|
|99||Troy Public Library||January 17, 1973
|100 2nd St.
|100||Troy Savings Bank and Music Hall||April 11, 1989
|32 Second St.
||Troy||Late 19th-century bank building with full theater, including pipe organ, upstairs|
|101||Troy Waste Manufacturing Company Building||February 14, 2014
|444 River St.
||Troy||Textile Factory Buildings in Troy, New York, 1880-1920 MPS|
|102||US Post Office-Hoosick Falls||November 17, 1988
|35 Main St.
||Hoosick Falls||1925 brick Colonial Revival building mostly intact; part of the US Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR|
|103||US Post Office-Troy||May 11, 1989
||Troy||Stripped Classical Revival-style building from 1936, excellent example of that sort of architecture in larger city post offices during Depression. One of only three in the U.S. with interior mural by Waldo Peirce. Part of the US Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR|
|104||United Waste Manufacturing Company Building||March 6, 2013
|1 Jackson St.
||Troy||Castellated Romanesque factory building on the Hudson River dating to 1902|
|105||John Evert Van Alen House||August 20, 2004
|1744 Washington Ave. Ext.
|106||Van Rensselaer High School||August 14, 2012
|199 Washington Ave.
|107||Van Zandt, Jacobs and Company Collar and Cuff Factory||February 14, 2014
|621 River St.
||Troy||Textile Factory Buildings in Troy, New York, 1880-1920 MPS|
|108||W. & L. E. Gurley Building||March 5, 1970
|514 Fulton St.
||Troy||Exemplary Neoclassical commercial building preserved nearly intact; built in only eight months on site of 1845 original after 1862 fire. Home of Gurley Precision Instruments for over 150 years.|
|109||Washington Park Historic District||May 25, 1973
|Washington Park and adjacent properties on 2nd, 3rd, and Washington Sts. and Washington Pl.
||Troy||Rows of townhouses built by local businessmen in 1839 on the model of British residential squares in Bloomsbury. Residents are still assessed for the maintenance of the park. Now part of Central Troy Historic District.|
|110||Wilbur–Campbell–Stephens Company Cuff and Collar Factory||February 2, 2016
|599 River Street
||Troy||1899 factory building is one of five on the street.|
|111||Emma Willard School||August 30, 1979
|Pawling and Elmgrove Aves.
|112||William Connors Paint Manufacturing Company Building||July 28, 2016
|669 River St.
|Troy||1880s structure home to one of the first companies to make ready-mized paint widely available in sealed cans.|
|113||Winslow Chemical Laboratory||November 4, 1994
|105 Eighth St.
||Troy||1866 structure on RPI campus.|
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References and notes
- 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.
- The Kingdom of England existed until the Acts of Union 1707, when Scotland and England came together to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on November 9, 2017.
- 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.
- 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.
- Richard Greenwood (November 24, 1975), National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Bennington Battlefield (PDF), National Park Service and Accompanying 10 photos from 1967 and 1975 (1.28 MB)
- DiSanto, Victor. "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Delaney Hotel". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
- Harwood, John (November 15, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Estabrook Octagon House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
- Shaver, Peter (2002-06-17). "National Register of Historic Places nomination; Fire Alarm, Telegraph and Police Signaling Building". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- James Dillon (1983), National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Fort Crailo (PDF), National Park Service and Accompanying photos, exterior, from 1965. (1.27 MB)
- Ingraham, Frances (1993-04-25). "Eagle Mills' Rural Charm Keeps Longtime Residents". Times Union (Albany). pp. G1. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- Brooke, Cornelia (September 1971). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Hart-Cluett Mansion". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- Todd, Nancy (December 1994). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Hoosick Falls Armory". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved October 25, 2009.
- Powers, Robert (August 1979). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Hoosick Falls Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
- Liebs, Chester (May 1970). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Ilium Building". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
- Waite, Diana (December 1969). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, McCarthy Building". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
- Page Putnam Miller; Jill S. Mesirow; Andrew Laas; John W. Bond & Rachel Bliven (September 4, 1997), National Historic Landmark Nomination—Kate Mullany House (PDF), National Park Service and Accompanying 2 photos, from 1994. (493 KB)
- Liebs, Chester (May 1970). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, National State Bank Building". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- Smith, Raymond (February 1988). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Northern River Street Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- Powers, Robert (May 1979). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Proctor's Theater". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-10-28.
- Shaver, Peter (November 24, 1999). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, St. Mark's Episcopal Church". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved October 24, 2009.
- Gobrecht, Larry (December 1986). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, US Post Office–Hoosick Falls". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
- Gobrecht, Larry (December 1986). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, U.S. Post Office-Troy". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- George R. Adams (November 1977), National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: W. & L.E. Gurley Building (PDF), National Park Service and Accompanying 6 photos, 5 exterior and 1 interior, from 1977 and c.1970 (1.53 MB)