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Wash House & Cannery (c.1858)

 
 
Wash House & Cannery (c.1858) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. Wash House & Cannery (c.1858) Marker
Inscription.

Shaker Creek provided water for both the canning and laundry operations. The first laundry, done on December 12, 1859, used a steam powered washing machine. Albany County used the building for laundry until the mid 1980s. Today it is a workshop.

The Shakers here were pioneers in the canning industry. Canning was done in a wooden wing behind the wash house, replaced by garages after 1930. Fruits and vegetables canned here included tomatoes, beans, corn, and applesauce. Canning continued until 1921.
 
Erected by Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York.
 
Location. 42° 44.489′ N, 73° 48.729′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Meeting House Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Meeting House Road, Albany NY 12211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brethren's Workshop (1822) (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters' Workshop (1840) (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Heritage Society Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Meeting House (within

Wash House (c.1858) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
2. Wash House (c.1858) and Marker
East Elevation. Marker on fence near building.
shouting distance of this marker); Ministry Shop (1825) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Creamery (1856) (about 300 feet away); 1816 Dwelling House (about 300 feet away); America's First Shaker Settlement (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .
1. Watervliet Shaker Historic District on the Shaker Historic Trail. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York on Facebook. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Wash House (c.1858) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
3. Wash House (c.1858)
East Elevation
Wash House (c.1858) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
4. Wash House (c.1858)
North Elevation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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