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Property Name Lareau Farmstead
Reference Number 16000919
State Vermont
County Washington
Town Waitsfield
Street Address 48 Lareau Rd.
Multiple Property Submission Name Agricultural Resources of Vermont MPS
Status Listed 12/27/2016
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The Lareau Farmstead is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for its representation of agricultural practices in the Mad River Valley and Criterion C for the architecture and design of the farmstead. As it exists today, the Lareau Farmstead represents the design and evolution of a small, 19th century valley farm in Vermont. The Lareau Farmstead is being nominated under the Agricultural Resources of Vermont Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF), in the contexts of Diversified and Specialty Agriculture, 1760-1941 and Dairying, 1850-1941. The property meets the registration requirements for the "Farmstead" property type as stated in the MPDF: it includes a farmhouse, barn, more than one outbuilding, and integrity of setting; the most important character-defining features of each of the individual resources are still extant; the spatial organization of the farmstead is intact and the components and plan reflect agricultural practices in the period of significance. In addition, it retains evidence of historic field patterns and agricultural operations; and it retains the integrity and feeling of a small 19th century Mad River Valley farmstead. It is locally significant, and the period of significance begins with the date of construction of the earliest extant buildings on the property ca. 1795, includes the evolution of agricultural practices that induced changes to the design of the site and farm buildings throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and concludes with the end of dairying activities on the farmstead in the mid-1950s.

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria