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1816 Dwelling House

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. 1816 Dwelling House Marker
Inscription.  

The Dwelling House or "Bell House" contained a kitchen, large community dining rooms, and retiring rooms (bedrooms). At the height of this community, 100 Shakers lived in the main building and the 'T' shaped wing. On its roof in a cupola, hung a large bell which was used to signal rising time and to call members at meal time from their widely scattered work places in the fields and shops. The Dwelling House was razed about 1927. The bell is now located at the southeast corner of the Meeting House.
 
Erected by Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureChurches & ReligionMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 44.53′ N, 73° 48.693′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from Meeting House Rd east of Heritage Ln (Local Route 151). Marker is about 300 feet north 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

1816 Dwelling House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
2. 1816 Dwelling House Marker
Looking WNW
within walking distance of this marker. Shaker Heritage Society Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters' Workshop (1840) (within shouting distance of this marker); Ministry Shop (1825) (within shouting distance of this marker); Creamery (1856) (within shouting distance of this marker); Wash House & Cannery (c.1858) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brethren's Workshop (1822) (about 300 feet away); Shaker Meeting House (about 300 feet away); Shaker Garage (1920) (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.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Sep. 29, 2020