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Property Name Coletti--Rowland--Agan Farmstead
Reference Number 13000631
State New York
County Rensselaer
Town Troy
Street Address 82 Cooksboro Rd
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/27/2013
Areas of Significance AGRICULTURE, ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000631.pdf
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The ColettiRowlandAgan Farmstead, located in the Town of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York, satisfies National Register of Historic Places Criterion C as an intact and representative example of an historic farmstead in the Town of Pittstown. It is additionally significant, under Criterion A, for its association with regional agriculture during the cited period of significance. This property is being nominated in association with the Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) entitled Historic Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York. The ColettiRowlandAgan Farmstead retains an intact assemblage of historic agricultural outbuildings and two houses embodying characteristic construction features of the region during the cited period of significance, and which exhibit distinctive and qualifying attributes as outlined in the associated MPDF context. The property is composed of two farms which have for parts of their histories been owned by different members of one family, although these families have changed over time. As a result, the farmstead has two of many building types. Among the contributing resources are two historic period houses, each with an associated horse barn, a dairy barn, and a grain or oat house. In addition, the west farm has additional smaller outbuildings including a garage, a shed, and two corncribs. The east farm has a tractor barn, a shop barn, a henhouse, and a tool barn. These resources survive in an intact rural setting, which provides an appropriate context for this substantially intact Rensselaer County farm, which also retains the context of its surrounding landscape.

 

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