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Property Name Auclair-Button Farmstead
Reference Number 13000360
State New York
County Rensselaer
Town Melrose
Street Address 80 Auclair Way
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic Farmsteads of Pittstown , New York
Status Listed 6/5/2013
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The Auclair-Button Farmstead, located in the Town of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York, satisfies National Register of Historic Places Criterion Cas an intact and representative example of an historic farmstead in the Town of Pittstown. It is additionally significant under Criterion A, in the area of agriculture, for the historic agricultural activities undertaken there. This property is being nominated in association with the Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) entitled Historic Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York. The Auclair Button Farmstead retains an intact assemblage of historic agricultural outbuildings and a house 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. Among the farmstead's contributing resources are two historic period houses, each with associated garages and one also associated with an ice house; a dairy barn, a horse barn, a hen house, a sheep barn, a shop barn, a corncrib, a milk house, and an equipment shed. Additional non-contributing resources include a second dairy barn, a hay barn, a second equipment shed, and a house trailer. These resources survive in an intact rural setting, which provides an appropriate context for this substantially intact Rensselaer County farm.


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