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Rexford in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Country Club Acres, 1957

 
 
Country Club Acres, 1957 image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 23, 2018
1. Country Club Acres, 1957
Inscription.  Clifton Park's first residential development. Begun by Robert Van Patten, (1919-1990)
 
Erected by Clifton Park Historical Preservation Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1957.
 
Location. 42° 51.971′ N, 73° 53.124′ W. Marker is in Rexford, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on New York State Route 146, on the right when traveling west. Marker is slightly before the intersection of NY146 and Fairway Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rexford NY 12148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Family Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Rexford House (approx. ¾ mile away); In Grateful Memory (approx. ¾ mile away); Rexford Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Garnsey House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Aqueduct, 1842 (approx. one mile away); Alplaus (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rexford.
 
Regarding Country Club Acres, 1957. Robert Van Patten started building homes in the
Typical Style of House in the Development image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 23, 2018
2. Typical Style of House in the Development
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countyside north of the Mohawk River in 1957, and would eventually build more the 3500 homes in this southern Saratoga County town. Van Patten was the first to recognize the potential that access that the I-87 Adirondack Northway -being built concurrently with his homes - would provide to Schenectady-Albany-Troy Capital District area. Clifton Park was the first and eventually the largest of the suburban build-up around the Capital. In 1940, Clifton Park had 2300 residents. By 1970, it more than 15,000, and by 2010, was home to 37,707 people.
 
Also see . . .
1. How the Van Patten Homes defined a town. (Submitted on October 23, 2018.)
2. The Visionaries Who Made Clifton Park Possible. (Submitted on October 23, 2018.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on October 24, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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