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Creamery (1856)

 
 
Creamery (1856) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. Creamery (1856) Marker
Inscription.  
The Shakers stored milk in the creamery to keep it cool. Milk was brought from the barn in large milk cans, which were then kept cool in troughs filled by water diverted from the creek. Later the building was used as a hen house; now it is used for broom-making demonstrations.

The Creamery was located midway between the cow barn and dairy rooms in the basement of the Sisters' Shop. A stone bridge crossed Shaker Creek where the wooden footbridge is today, connecting these locations.
 
Erected by Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsChurches & ReligionMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 44.532′ N, 73° 48.731′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker and building are about 400 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. 1816 Dwelling House (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Heritage Society Garden
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
2. Creamery (1856) and Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters' Workshop (1840) (within shouting distance of this marker); Ministry Shop (1825) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wash House & Cannery (c.1858) (about 300 feet away); Shaker Church Family Barn (about 300 feet away); Brethren's Workshop (1822) (about 300 feet away); Shaker Meeting House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .
1. Watervliet Shaker Historic District. National Park service website entry (Submitted on March 31, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York. Society website homepage (Submitted on March 31, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York on Facebook. (Submitted on March 31, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Aug. 19, 2022