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Property Name Joachim Schoonmaker Farm
Reference Number 13000244
State New York
County Ulster
Town Accord
Street Address 41 Garden Lane, Accord, NY
Multiple Property Submission Name Rochester MPS
Status Listed 05/08/2013
Areas of Significance AGRICULTURE, ARCHITECTURE, EXPLORATION/SETTLEMENT
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000244.pdf
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The Joachim Schoonmaker Farm is historically and architecturally significant as a distinctive example of an early-18th- century farmstead that has evolved over a 300-year period. The farm originated as part of a large land grant conveyed by the Town of Rochester to Kingston resident Jochem Hendrickz Schoonmaker (c.1665- c.1730), who is recorded as living in the area in 1703. (His homestead is believed to have been west of this property, near the Accord Cemetery.) Once his heirs began to spread out within the large holding, this farm was established as the approximately 100-acre homestead of his son and namesake Joachim Schoonmaker (1710-1789). The location and appearance of Joachim Schoonmaker's house is not known. The existing two-story stone house on the farm was built by his son, Jacobus Schoonmaker (1740-1820), in 1787 two years prior to his death. With the possible exception of a stone smoke house, it is the oldest building now on the property.

 

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