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Sisters' Workshop (1840)

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. Sisters' Workshop (1840) Marker
Inscription.  

On this location was a large 3 1/2 sto[r]y stone building. Here Shaker Sisters did spinning, weaving, and sewing. Journal entries indicate that Sister Polly wove 3350 Shaker bonnets in this building.

The building was the only stone building razed by the County. Today the herb garden is located within the foundation of the original Sisters' Workshop.
 
Erected by Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWomen.
 
Location. 42° 44.51′ N, 73° 48.703′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker and herb garden are about 200 feet NNW of the Meeting House/Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Meeting House Road, Albany NY 12211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shaker Heritage Society Garden (here, next to this marker); Ministry Shop (1825) (within shouting distance of this marker); 1816 Dwelling House (within shouting

Sisters' Workshop (1840) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
2. Sisters' Workshop (1840) Marker
On present herb garden fence
distance of this marker); Wash House & Cannery (c.1858) (within shouting distance of this marker); Brethren's Workshop (1822) (within shouting distance of this marker); Creamery (1856) (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Garage (1920) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .
1. Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York on Facebook. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Watervliet Shaker Historic District on the Shaker Historic Trail. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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