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Hillsdale tollhouse recommended for historic register

Mar 25, 2016 12:02 am
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on March 23 nineteen recommendations to State and National Registers of Historic Places, including locations in Columbia, Dutchess, Rensselaer, and Ulster counties. From Cuomo's press release the local locations:

Columbia County
Columbia Turnpike East Tollhouse, Hillsdale – The 1830s-era building served as the easternmost of a series of toll houses on the Columbia Turnpike, which was a critical transportation route from the Massachusetts border to its terminal point at Hudson between 1800 and 1906.

Dutchess County
Attlebury Schoolhouse, Stanford – Constructed in 1910 after the hamlet of Attlebury’s 19th-century school burned in an accidental fire, the modest one-room, frame schoolhouse served not only as a center of education but also a hub for the rural community.

Rensselaer County
The former First Methodist Church of Lansingburgh, Troy – Now home to the Joy of Troy Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the meetinghouse-style church was built in 1849; extended at the rear to accommodate the installation of an organ in 1875; and in 1903 a thorough Colonial Revival updating was undertaken.
The William Connors Paint Manufacturing Company, Troy – The late 19th century industrial complex is significant for its association with a successful ready-mixed paint manufacturing enterprise, which made paint available in a wide range of colors sold in sealed cans.

Ulster County
The Fitch Brothers Bluestone Company Office, Kingston – built in 1870, the Second Empire-style building constructed of bluestone served the bluestone quarrying, transportation, processing, and shipping business that employed over a thousand men at its height and was a cornerstone of the local economy.
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