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Property Name Hartwick Historic District
Reference Number 13000610
State New York
County Otsego
Town Hartwick
Street Address NY 205, CR 11 , Weeks Rd
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/20/2013
Areas of Significance settlement, industry, transportation, architecture
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The Hartwick Historic District is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C in the areas of settlement, industry, transportation, and architecture. Located at a crossing of the East Branch of the Otego Creek in the northeast corner of the town of Hartwick, the highly intact hamlet developed in a mainly linear plan along CR 11. Its early growth was tied to water-powered grist and saw mills on the creek where the highway crossed it. Proprietors in the hamlet provided commercial goods and necessary services from the early 1800s, and the hamlet grew rapidly as a local center through the first half of the nineteenth century. Several men played leading roles in platting and subdividing house lots along the street frontages, and by the 1850s, much of the hamlet plan existed, including the four-corners intersection in the eastern portion of the hamlet. During the early twentieth century, Hartwick was the midpoint of an interurban trolley line joining Oneonta (Otsego County) and Herkimer (Herkimer County). The trolley company established offices and a car barn on the east side of the hamlet, expanding its visual boundary to that of the current day. This helped to increase the hamlets population and alter its makeup. This in turn led to the platting of new streets in the southeast quadrant of the hamlet and new construction of dwellings, most especially on South Street. Hartwicks architectural inventory represents all periods of its historic development. The hamlet retains its character as a relatively densely developed residential center with buildings and structures illustrating its historic relationshipsreligious, commercial, industrial, and civilto the surrounding open, rural landscape. This boundary is clearly delineated and nearly identical to the one depicted more than a century ago. The period of significance, ca. 1800-1963, encompasses the full extent of the districts extant historic resources.


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