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Property Name NEVERSINK VALLEY GRANGE No. 1530
Reference Number 13000910
State New York
County Orange
Town Huguenot
Street Address 35 GRANGE ROAD
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/11/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE, SOCIAL HISTORY
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000910.pdf
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Neversink Valley Grange No. 1530 is an architecturally and historically significant resource in the Huguenot area of southwestern Orange County, New York. Organized in 1933, this grange chapter served as a valuable social and educational outlet for many Deerpark citizens and offers a tangible link to the agricultural history of the Neversink Valley in the twentieth century. The nominated building, which was erected in 1934 and aggrandized ca. 1940, served in a variety of capacities in association with this grange chapter and additionally for other community and civic purposes. The building, built during the Great Depression, is straightforward in conception and modest in finish. It nevertheless displays a characteristic arrangement for twentieth century grange hall architecture, being linear in plan with two tiers of interior space, the upper floor being occupied by an assembly hall with corresponding stage, the lower level having a kitchen and dining room. It is being nominated in association with Criterion A, in the area of social history, for its direct association with the National Grange of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, known more simply as the Grange; it is additionally being nominated in association with Criterion C, in the area of architecture, as a largely intact and interpretable example of 1930s-era grange architecture in Orange County. It remains an important expression of Deerparks social history and is being nominated at the local level of significance.

 

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