World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

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

 

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

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 December 5, 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

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Listings county-wide 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Overview

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

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 5, 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
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]
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]
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]
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
May 9, 2012
(#12000258)
16301 E. Lee Rd.
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]
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]
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]
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
June 25, 2013
(#13000450)
NY 237 & S. Holley Rd.
Coordinates missing
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
(#95000213)
Roughly, along Main and Center Sts., West Ave. and Proctor Pl.[13]
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]
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]
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]
Town of Albion This Rufus Bullock.[17]
14 New York State Barge Canal
October 15, 2014
(#14000860)
Linear across county
Coordinates missing
Albion, Gaines, Holley, Medina, Murray, Ridgeway, Shelby Successor to Erie Canal approved by state voters in early 20th century to compete with railroads.
15 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]
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]
16 Orleans County Courthouse Historic District
Orleans County Courthouse Historic District
August 31, 1979
(#79001617)
Courthouse Sq. and environs[3]
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]
17 Payjack Chevrolet Building
Payjack Chevrolet Building
May 8, 2012
(#12000259)
320 N. Main St.
Medina 1949 concrete building is intact example of car dealership facility built to General Motors international standards of that era.
18 Servoss House
Servoss House
February 28, 2008
(#08000104)
3963 Fruit Ave.[19]
Ridgeway A former canal worker built this early 1830s Greek Revival house alongside the canal using an unusual horizontal-plank structural system.[19]
19 John Shelp Cobblestone House
John Shelp Cobblestone House
November 20, 2008
(#08001079)
10181 West Shelby Rd.[20]
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]
20 Skinner-Tinkham House
Skinner-Tinkham House
April 15, 2004
(#04000291)
4652 Oak Orchard Rd.[21]
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]
21 Tousley-Church House
Tousley-Church House
February 5, 2002
(#01001565)
249 N. Main St.[2]
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]
22 US Post Office-Albion
US Post Office-Albion
November 17, 1988
(#88002450)
Main St.[22]
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]
23 US Post Office-Medina
US Post Office-Medina
May 11, 1989
(#88002351)
128 W. Center St.[23]
Medina The only other known reuse of this sophisticated 1931 Colonial Revival design is in Salem, Indiana.[23]

See also

Notes

  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

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Robert T. Englert (July 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Tousley-Church House".  
  3. ^ a b c C. Wilson Lettin (February 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Orleans County Courthouse Historic District".  
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined , 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".  
  8. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (February 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Blood, Jackson, Cobblestone House".  
  9. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (July 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Butterfield Cobblestone House".  
  10. ^ a b Delia Robinson, C.W. Lattin, Nancy Todd, and Carolyn Pitts (September 23, 1982). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Cobblestone Historic District" (pdf). 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".  
  12. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (June 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Benjamin Franklin Gates House".  
  13. ^ a b Nancy L. Todd (January 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Main Street Historic District".  
  14. ^ Elizabeth A. Bakker Johnson (September 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Main Street Historic District Boundary Increase".  
  15. ^ a b Nancy L. Todd (March 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Medina Armory".  
  16. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (January 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Millville Cemetery".  
  17. ^ a b C. E. Brooke (June 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Mt. Albion Cemetery".  
  18. ^ a b Nancy L. Todd (September 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: North Main-Bank Streets Historic District".  
  19. ^ a b Daniel McEneny (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Servoss House".  
  20. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (June 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Shelp, John, Cobblestone House".  
  21. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (June 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Skinner-Tinkham House".  
  22. ^ a b Larry E. Gobrecht (July 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: United States Post Office, Albion, Orleans County / Albion Post Office".  
  23. ^ a b Larry E. Gobrecht (December 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: United States Post Office, Medina, New York / Medina Post Office".  

External links

  • Orleans County National Register listings at nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.