Silver Lake Institute Historic District

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Silver Lake Institute Historic District
Silver Lake Institute Historic District Jul 11.JPG
Silver Lake Institute Historic District, July 2011
Silver Lake Institute Historic District is located in New York
Silver Lake Institute Historic District
Silver Lake Institute Historic District is located in the US
Silver Lake Institute Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Wesley, Embury, Thompson, Haven, Lakeside & Lakeview Aves., Silver Lake, New York
Coordinates42°41′56″N 78°1′20″W / 42.69889°N 78.02222°W / 42.69889; -78.02222Coordinates: 42°41′56″N 78°1′20″W / 42.69889°N 78.02222°W / 42.69889; -78.02222
Area13 acres (5.3 ha)
Built1873
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Late Victorian, Gothic Revival
NRHP reference #85002442[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 19, 1985

Silver Lake Institute Historic District is a national historic district located at Silver Lake in Wyoming County, New York. The district consists of 13 acres (5.3 ha) and is historically significant because of its association with the Silver Lake Institute, a Methodist affiliated camp facility established in 1873. The properties reflect the evolution of the institute from a Methodist Revivalist summer camp in the 1870s and 1880s to a cultural, educational, and religious summer institute in the Chautauqua tradition during the 1880s and 1890s, and finally to a secular summer cottage community in the early 20th century. The focal point of the community is the 2.03-acre (0.82 ha) Burt Park and the district includes 72 additional properties including 70 cottages.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Claire Ross (August 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Silver Lake Institute Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14. See also: "Accompanying 41 photos".

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