National Register of Historic Places listings in Rensselaer County, New York facts for kids
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|
|314 Stover Rd.
||Valley Falls||Farmsteads of Pittstown NY MPS|
|Northeast corner of Riverside and Aiken Aves.
|3||Albany Avenue Historic District||
|80 Auclair Way
||Melrose||Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
|132 Baum Rd.
||Johnsonville vicinity||Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
|NY 67, on VT state line
||Walloomsac||Site of key American victory over British during Revolution.|
|St. Anthonys Lane.
|1368 Sunset Rd.
|601 South St.
||Hoosick||Built by Perry Eldridge in 1880.|
|606 Groveside Rd.
|11||Burden Iron Works Site||
|12||Burden Ironworks Office Building||
|13||Buskirk Covered Bridge||
|Spans Hoosic River North of NY 67
||Buskirk||part of the Covered Bridges of Washington County Thematic Resource (TR)|
|14||Esek Bussey Firehouse||
|302 10th St.
|551 Otter Creek Rd.
||Johnsonville vicinity.||Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
||Troy||1835 Alexander Jackson Davis-Ithiel Town commercial building further enhanced with mansard roof after 1870s fire.|
|17||John Carner Jr. House||
|1310 Best Rd.
|559 Cushman Rd.
||Melrose||Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
|19||Central Troy Historic District||
|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||
|2125 Burdett Ave.
|21||Chatham Street Row||
|22||Church of the Holy Cross||
|136 8th St.
||Troy||Gothic Revival church built in 1844.|
|23||Church Street Historic District||
|11-13 Forbes Ave.
|82 Cooksboro Rd.
||Pittstown||Farmsteads of Pittstown NY MPS|
|292 Lower Pine Valley Rd.
||Hoosick Falls vicinity||Part of Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
|115 Craver Rd.
|South of Troy at U.S. 4 and Jordan Rd.
||North Greenbush||Early Dutch house built around 1750 and early Dutch barn|
|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||
|Fire Tower Rd.
|31||District School No. 3||
|1125 S. Schodack Rd.
|32||District #6 Schoolhouse||
|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||
|37 Garfield Rd.
|2567 Brookview Rd.
|35||Estabrook Octagon House||
|8 River St.
||Hoosick Falls||1854 octagon house built closely following specifications of Orson Squire Fowler|
|36||Fifth Avenue-Fulton Street Historic District||
|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||
|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|
|South of Columbia St. on Riverside Ave.
||Rensselaer||Only well-preserved Dutch patroon house in upper Hudson Valley|
|39||Albert R. Fox House||
|2801 NY 66
|40||Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel and Crematorium||
|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|
|NY 2 and Moonlawn Rd.
||Brunswick||First building in Brunswick to be added to the NRHP.|
|43||Grand Street Historic District||
|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.|
|346 Cooksboro Rd.
||Troy vicinity||Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS|
|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|
|150 Sixth Ave.
|47||Hoosick Falls Armory||
|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||
|Central Ave. and Main St.
||Hoosick Falls||Eight-acre commercial core of village with intact buildings from turn-of-the-century industrial peak|
|393 Croll Road
|Northeast corner of Fulton and 4th Sts.
||Troy||Intact 1904 Marcus F. Cummings commercial building|
|51||International Shirt and Collar Company||
|2 River St.
|52||W. P. Irwin Bank Building||
|54||Henry Koon House||
|171 Pawling Ave.
|27 114th St.
|56||Lansingburgh Village Burial Ground||
|Third Ave. and 107th St.
|66 White Church Lane
||Brunswick||Well-preserved 1840s farmstead|
|58||David Mathews House||
|255-257 River St.
||Troy||Downtown Troy landmark built in 1904 and largely intact|
|60||Mechanicville Hydroelectric Plant||
|At NY 32 on Hudson River
|61||Herman Melville House||
|2 114th St.
|62||Methodist Episcopal Church of Lansingburgh||
|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||
|An irregular pattern on both sides of Schodack Landing Rd.
|64||Kate Mullany House||
|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||
|297 River St.
||Troy||1904 Marcus F. Cummings building shows influence of early skyscrapers; has been Monument Square landmark since its construction.|
|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||
||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||
|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||
|313 10th St.
|50 101st St.
||Troy||Burial site of "Uncle Sam" Wilson and Civil War Gen. George H. Thomas|
|71||Old Troy Hospital||
||Troy||Also known as West Hall. French Second Empire structure home to Arts Department at RPI|
|72||J. C. Osgood Firehouse||
|316-324 Third St.
|73||Jacob H. Patten House||
|254 4th Ave.
||Troy||1882 brick Italianate townhouse and carriage house built for successful local blacksmith|
|74||Patroon Agent's House and Office||
|15 Forbes Ave.
|75||Petersburgh United Methodist Church||
|12 Head of Lane Rd.
|76||Poesten Kill Gorge Historic District||
||Troy||Try also Poestenkill Gorge Historic District|
|819 3rd Ave.
|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||
|77 Adams St.
|180 Fourth St.
|81||River Street Historic District||
|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||
|2960 NY 43
|83||Schodack Landing Historic District||
|84||Searle, Gardner and Company Cuff and Collar Factory||
|701–715 River St.
||Troy||Old textile plant|
|85||Second Street Historic District||
|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||
|44 Laura Ln.
|35 Sherman Rd.
|88||Henry Tunis Smith Farm||
|South of Nassau on NY 203
|89||St. Barnabas Episcopal Church||
|2900 Fifth Ave.
|90||St. Mark's Episcopal Church||
||Hoosick Falls||1858 Henry Dudley church done in brick rather than his usual stone|
|91||St. Paul's Episcopal Church Complex||
|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||
|North of Castleton-on-Hudson
|93||Theta Xi Fraternity Chapter House||
|1490 Sage Ave.
||Troy||Well-preserved 1931 Tudor Revival fraternity house|
|703 Johnsonville Rd.
|South of Hoosick at junction of NY 22 and NY 7
|96||Tomhannock Methodist Episcopal Church||
|97||Trinity Church Lansingburgh||
|585 Fourth Ave.
|98||Troy Gas Light Company||
|Northwest corner of Jefferson St. and 5th Ave.
||Troy||Unusual structure used to hold coal gas in the 1800s.|
|99||Troy Public Library||
|100 2nd St.
|100||Troy Savings Bank and Music Hall||
|32 Second St.
||Troy||Late 19th-century bank building with full theater, including pipe organ, upstairs|
|101||Troy Waste Manufacturing Company Building||
|444 River St.
||Troy||Textile Factory Buildings in Troy, New York, 1880-1920 MPS|
|102||US Post Office-Hoosick Falls||
|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||
||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||
|1 Jackson St.
||Troy||Castellated Romanesque factory building on the Hudson River dating to 1902|
|105||John Evert Van Alen House||
|1744 Washington Ave. Ext.
|106||Van Rensselaer High School||
|199 Washington Ave.
|107||Van Zandt, Jacobs and Company Collar and Cuff Factory||
|621 River St.
||Troy||Textile Factory Buildings in Troy, New York, 1880-1920 MPS|
|108||W. & L. E. Gurley Building||
|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||
|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||
|599 River Street
||Troy||1899 factory building is one of five on the street.|
|111||Emma Willard School||
|Pawling and Elmgrove Aves.
|112||William Connors Paint Manufacturing Company Building||
|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||
|105 Eighth St.
||Troy||1866 structure on RPI campus.|
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