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Property Name Beaver Falls Grange Hall #554
Reference Number 15000852
State New York
County Lewis
Town Beaver Falls
Street Address 9577 Main Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/1/2015
Areas of Significance SOCIAL HISTORY, AGRICULTURE, ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000852.pdf
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Beaver Falls Grange Hall #554 (Town of Croghan, Lewis County) is locally significant for social history, agriculture, and architecture. The building meets Criterion A in social history and agriculture for its association with the late 19th/early 20th century development of community and agriculture in the Beaver River Valley. Membership in the grange appealed to progressive members of the second generation of Americans and German, French, and Swiss immigrants who were inheriting and improving family farms in this part of Lewis County. Unusual for the time, both women and children over the age of 16 were full members and full participants in the ritual and activities of the grange. The ritual supported the social objectives of the grange. Programs included educational lectures provided by local members, state Grange lectures, and the NYS Cooperative Extension; cooperative purchases of farm supplies and insurance; and entertainment to reduce the isolation of rural farm families.

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