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Property Name Cartin-Snyder-Overacker Farmstead
Reference Number 13000361
State New York
County Rensselaer
Town Melrose
Street Address 559 Cushman Rd
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York
Status Listed 6/5/2013
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The Cartin-Snyder-Overacker1 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, and further satisfies Criterion A for its association with 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 nominated farmstead retains a largely intact assemblage of historic agricultural outbuildings 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 contributing resources are a threshing barn, horse barn, tool barn, hen house, milk house, ice house, rabbit house, and garage. Noteworthy is the farm's portrayal of both English and New World Dutch timber-frame and building traditions, as expressed in the threshing and tool barns, the former being of characteristic English barn form, the latter being framed in a manner consistent with Dutch and German traditions. The house, a replacement after a fire in 1974, is a noncontributing resource, though the woodshed section does survive. These resources survive in an intact and evocative rural setting- on acreage described in a mid-nineteenth-century deed-which provides an appropriate context for this substantially intact Rensselaer County farm.


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