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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Essex County, New York

 
Clickable Map of Essex County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Essex County, NY (189) Clinton County, NY (104) Franklin County, NY (51) Hamilton County, NY (14) Warren County, NY (147) Washington County, NY (149) Addison County, VT (70) Chittenden County, VT (125)  EssexCounty(189) Essex County (189)  ClintonCounty(104) Clinton County (104)  FranklinCounty(51) Franklin County (51)  HamiltonCounty(14) Hamilton County (14)  WarrenCounty(147) Warren County (147)  WashingtonCounty(149) Washington County (149)  AddisonCountyVermont(70) Addison County (70)  ChittendenCounty(125) Chittenden County (125)
Adjacent to Essex County, New York
    Clinton County (104)
    Franklin County (51)
    Hamilton County (14)
    Warren County (147)
    Washington County (149)
    Addison County, Vermont (70)
    Chittenden County, Vermont (125)
 
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1New York (Essex County), Ausable Chasm — Rainbow Falls Hydroelectric Plant
Mechanics have known how to run machinery using the weight of falling water for centuries, but this sixty-foot drop at the head of AuSable Chasm proved difficult to harness. Early mills had to perch on the brink of the river, exposed to ice and . . . — Map (db m136716) HM
2New York (Essex County), Crown Point — “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point”
“The fort is of wood, built in a most masterly manner. It has five Bastions, mounts 105 guns, and has casements for 4,000 Men, and to hold provisions de Guerre et de Bouche for four months. Within the Fort are good Stone Barracks for . . . — Map (db m11442) HM
3New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Capture of Fort St. Frédéric
This tablet is erected by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York AD 1912 to commemorate the capture of Fort St. Frédéric and the erection of this fortress AD 1759 by the British and Provincial Army commanded by General Sir Jeffrey . . . — Map (db m9336) HM
4New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Crown PointState Historic Site
On May 11, 1775 American forces took possession of Crown Point and 111 cannon of which 29, along with 30 from Fort Ticonderoga, made up the noble train of artillery that Henry Knox delivered to Gen. George Washington to force the . . . — Map (db m162031) HM
5New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Crown Point: Military Focus
The most practical mode of travel and communication through the wilderness separating French Canada and British North America during the 18th century was by water. The Sorel (Richelieu) River, Lake Champlain, Wood Creek, and the Hudson River . . . — Map (db m11434) HM
6New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Eastern TerminusNorth Country National Scenic Trail
The North Country National Scenic Trail Stretching 4,600 miles through seven states, the North Country Trail is a premier hiking path that traverses, interprets and celebrates the unique natural, historic, cultural and ecological landscapes of . . . — Map (db m126284) HM
7New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Fort St. Frédéric
Fort St. Frédéric consisted of an outer, bastioned limestone wall enclosing the Citadel, a four-story, eight-sided tower with walls twelve feet thick at the base. Cannon were mounted on each floor of the Citadel, and entry was gained by a drawbridge . . . — Map (db m11415) HM
8New York (Essex County), Crown Point — NY-0 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
On May 11, 1775 American forces took possession of Crown Point and 111 cannon of which 29, along with 30 from Fort Ticonderoga, made up the Noble Train of Artillery that Henry Knox delivered to Gen. George Washington to force the British out of . . . — Map (db m126079) HM
9New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Israel Putnam
182 feet north of this spot stood the oak to which Israel Putnam was tied and tortured by the Indians in 1758 — Map (db m9340) HM
10New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village
500 Ft Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village and Trading Post — Map (db m45964) HM
11New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Samuel Champlain
. . . — Map (db m76027) HM
12New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Selecting a Bridge Location
In 1927, the Lake Champlain Bridge Commission considered six possible locations in the southern Lake Champlain region for a new bridge. The commission chose the Crown Point-Chimney Point site because it provided the best geological conditions. . . . — Map (db m126279) HM
13New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge
When it opened in 1929, the Lake Champlain Bridge became the first modern highway bridge to cross 120-mile-long Lake Champlain. Promoted as “the new gateway” between New York’s Adirondacks and Vermont’s Green Mountains, the bridge . . . — Map (db m126268) HM
14New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The Barracks
These barracks were constructed in the fashionable Georgian style of the day, uncommon in the northern interior of New York in the mid-18th century. The soldiers’ barracks is composed of four dwelling units of four rooms. Each doorway opens into a . . . — Map (db m11443) HM
15New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The British at Crown Point
Following the French retreat from Crown Point in 1759, General Amherst embarked upon an ambitious plan to secure the area for Britain. An elaborate system of fortifications was begun on the Point; at times as many as 3,000 soldiers and artisans were . . . — Map (db m11437) HM
16New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The French at Crown Point
In 1730, the French erected a small wooden fort at Point a la Chevelure, now Chimney Point, Vermont, thereby taking control of territory claimed by Great Britain under the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713). The following year, construction of . . . — Map (db m11435) HM
17New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The Soldiers' Monument
To the memory of the heroic volunteers of Crown Point, who gave their lives as a sacrifice for their country and humanity, in the suppression of the Great Rebellion of 1861-1865. This monument is erected by their grateful fellow . . . — Map (db m126316) WM
18New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The White Flag
The white flag was the French naval ensign. It was also the flag flown over all forts that came under the royal authority in New France from the end of the seventeenth century until the British Conquest. — Map (db m126270) HM
19New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Welcome To Crown Point State Historic SiteBienvenu Au Site Historique De Crown Point Dans L'Etat De New York
Crown Point is the site of two major 18th-century fortifications: France's Fort St. Frédéric and Great Britain's fort at Crown Point. The ruins of these forts have survived substantially unchanged since the late 18th century and have been . . . — Map (db m162026) HM
20New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Welcome To The Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area
The Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area includes Crown Point State Historic Site, the Lake Champlain Visitors Center, and the Crown Point State Campground in New York, Chimney Point State Historic Site in Vermont, as well as the bridge that . . . — Map (db m126282) HM
21New York (Essex County), Elizabethtown — Edgar P. Wadhams
First bishop of the Diocese of Ogdensburg was born in this house May 21, 1817. He was consecrated May 5, 1872 - died December 5, 1891. — Map (db m136666) HM
22New York (Essex County), Elizabethtown — Elizabethtown War Memorials
The Men of Elizabethtown Who served in the World War 1917-1919 Harry Metcalf, Oliver Mitchell, Hardy Sweet, William Hanchett denoted as having died while in service. further names were not transcribed In Memory of the Men and . . . — Map (db m137178) WM
23New York (Essex County), Elizabethtown — John Brown’s Body
John Brown’s body guarded by local citizens rested in this court house on the night of Dec. 6, 1859 on its way to burial at his home in North Elba. — Map (db m136665) HM
24New York (Essex County), Essex — World Wars Memorial
In memory of those who gave their lives for their country in World War I and World War II. They shall, by their sacrifices, live forever among us. We honor the brave men and women of the Town of Essex who served our country in . . . — Map (db m108924) HM
25New York (Essex County), Historic Ironville — IronvilleBirthplace of the Electrical Age
Allen Penfield, Timothy Taft, and Allen Harwood pioneered the first industrial use of electricity in their iron works below the pond south of the marker. Thomas Davenport, the blacksmith of Brandon, Vermont, in 1833 bought the electro-magnet used . . . — Map (db m27491) HM
26New York (Essex County), Jay — Village Green
Sited on lands donated by John Purmort, the Village Green dates to the town’s founding in 1798. The green and bandstand remain an integral part of Jay’s cultural history. — Map (db m137848) HM
27New York (Essex County), Keeseville — Keeseville, New York War MemorialInto the Light
Our Community honors the courage, sacrifice and devotion of its veterans We always remember all who served, fought, and died in defense of America's freedom and who asked nothing in return. Let us not lose what they have gained. — Map (db m136857) WM
28New York (Essex County), Keeseville — 561 — Mineral Spring
Water from this spring was used medicinally & later sold in molded bottles as Dietade, flat or sparkling, from 1914 to 1942. William G. Pomeroy Foundation 2019 • 561Map (db m137823) HM
29New York (Essex County), Keeseville — 431 — Thomas F. Conway
1859-1945 teacher, lawyer, politician, philanthropist & advocate for farmers and education. NY Lt. Governor 1911-1912. Buried here. — Map (db m132696) HM
30New York (Essex County), Lake Placid — Henry J. Kaiser
To Honor the Memory of Henry J. Kaiser The famous industrialist and philanthropist who operated a studio and photo shop on this site from 1901 to 1905 Brownell and Kaiser "Meet The Man with a Smile" He returned in June 1949 . . . — Map (db m46295) HM
31New York (Essex County), Lake Placid — Kate Smith Memorial
In memory of Kate Smith 1907-1986. A legend of radio, records, stage, television, and screen and a Lake Placid resident for forty summers. “God Bless America, My Home Sweet Home” — Map (db m100518) HM
32New York (Essex County), Lake Placid — New York State Forest Preserve50th & 100th Anniversary — May 15, 1885 —
(50th Anniversary • 1885-1935) This tablet commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of conservation in New York State. On May 15, 1885 Governor David B. Hill signed the law establishing the Forest Preserve. The surrounding mountains, streams and . . . — Map (db m147468) HM
33New York (Essex County), Lake Placid — Sonja Henie Ice Fountain
Dedicated on February 14, 1980 during the XIII Olympic Winter Games to the memory of Norway’s greatest figure skater Sonja Henie (1912-1969). Holder of 10 World Championships, 3 Olympic Gold Medals, the second awarded in Lake Placid at the 1932 . . . — Map (db m100520) HM
34New York (Essex County), Lake Placid — The XIII Winter Olympic Games
Here on February 13, 1980 The XIII Winter Olympic Games were opened by Vice President of the United States Walter F. Mondale and here the sacred Olympic Flame was brought from Olympia, Greece to shed its light for twelve days on the Quadrennial . . . — Map (db m46183) HM
35New York (Essex County), Lewis — Atlas F Missle Silo Site in Lewis, NY and War Veterans
Cold War- In 1962 the United States constructed 12 Atlas F Missile Silos in the mountains of upstate New York. They were designed to strike Russia in the event of nuclear war. One was installed in Lewis, NY. At 52-feet wide and 176-feet deep, this . . . — Map (db m136670) HM WM
36New York (Essex County), Lewis — 341 — Inez Milholland
Lived and buried near here. Astride a white horse, led 1913 Suffrage Parade in Washington DC. Died at age 30 campaigning for women's right to vote. — Map (db m136667) HM
37New York (Essex County), Lewis — 3 — Lewis Hotel and Central School
The Village of Lewis started to be developed in 1818. One of the first buildings was the Lewis Hotel owned and operated by David Sykes. It was located on the corner where Route 9 meets Fox Run Road until it burned down on October 1, 1961. The . . . — Map (db m136840) HM
38New York (Essex County), Lewis — 5 — Maccabee Hall and Other Lewis Landmarks
Maccabee Hall was a space developed to hold meetings of the Knights and Ladies of the Maccabees. The Maccabees were a Jewish religious group that provided insurance.and was active in issues of fairness. In 1915 the Ladies of Maccabees changed to the . . . — Map (db m136850) HM
39New York (Essex County), Lewis — Town of Lewis Veterans Park
Dedicated to all in this community who served in the armed forces during times of war and peace. names were not transcribedMap (db m136679) WM
40New York (Essex County), Minerva — Freedom Walk
In Honor Of Town of Minerva Men And Women Who By Their Unselfish Patriotism Have Advanced The American Ideals Of The Four Freedoms — Map (db m147360) WM
41New York (Essex County), Minerva — Nathan West1777 - 1783 — March 22, 1763 - April 1, 1835 —
Honored for six years military service under Colonel Jeremiah Olney, R. I. with Washington's army in the winter at Valley Forge and against Cornwallis at Yorktown — Map (db m147367) HM
42New York (Essex County), Minerva — Town of Minerva World War II Memorial
Dedicated in Memory of the Veterans of the Town of Minerva Who Gave Their Lives for the United States in defense of freedom and honor during World War II Gilbert Austin • Robert Morse • Harold Hammond • Daniel O'Neil • Edward . . . — Map (db m147358) WM
43New York (Essex County), Newcomb — Camp SantanoniAnd the Santanoni Preserve
From 1893 to 1953, this 12,900-acre preserve was the vacation home of the Robert C. Pruyn family. Around the turn of the century, many families built elegant summer retreats, or “Great Camps,” like this one, in the Adirondacks. . . . — Map (db m147498) HM
44New York (Essex County), Newcomb — History and Culture
The town of Newcomb, in the geographical center of the Adirondack Park, was originally a part of the hunting grounds of the Iroquois and Algonquins. The first permanent European settlers arrived in 1816. Prominent among the earliest citizens were . . . — Map (db m147513) HM
45New York (Essex County), Newcomb — Newcomb CampusState University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
ESF's Newcomb Campus attracts researchers, educators and classes from throughout the world, providing a platform for research, teaching and outreach on the natural and cultural systems of the Northern Forest, which stretches from N.Y.'s Tug Hill . . . — Map (db m147497) HM
46New York (Essex County), Newcomb — Newcomb Vietnam Memorial
left plaque In memory of over 58,000 members of the armed forces killed in Vietnam center plaque In Tribute To The Men From Newcomb Who Served In The Armed Forces In Vietnam Robert Dubay • Bruce Friend • . . . — Map (db m147334) WM
47New York (Essex County), Newcomb — Rist MountainEdward D. Rist — “Mr. Adirondacks” —
Rist Mountain In memory of Ernest D. Rist "Mr. Adirondacks" Born 1894 – Died 1959 Newcomb Town Supervisor 1941 - 1959 Rist Mountain was named by the State of New York to commemorate Ernie's extensive conservation work and his . . . — Map (db m147355) HM
48New York (Essex County), Newcomb — The Roosevelt-Marcy Memorial HighwayHistoric New York
On September 6. 1901. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was vacationing in the Town of Newcomb when he was informed of an attempt on the life of President William McKinley. The President had been shot while receiving visitors at the . . . — Map (db m147316) HM
49New York (Essex County), Newcomb — Theodore RooseveltBecame President of the United States Near this Point
Near this point while driving hastily from Tahawus Club to North Creek at 2:15 A.M. Sept 14 1901 Theodore Roosevelt became President of the United States as William McKinley expired in Buffalo Relay Drivers David Hunter • Upper Works to Lower . . . — Map (db m137860) HM
50New York (Essex County), Newcomb — Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt became President of the United States while in Newcomb during the early morning hours of September 12th, 1901. Earlier in the day he was descending from Mount Marcy when a guide reached him with information that President McKinley . . . — Map (db m147527) HM
51New York (Essex County), North Elba — Henry Van Hoevenberg22 March 1849 - 25 February 1918
Just north of this spot beside the lake chosen from the summit of as the very heart of the Adirondacks Henry Van Hoevenberg created the original Adirondack Loj - an imposing log structure built of virgin timber cut on the site. "Mr. Van" built . . . — Map (db m151677) HM
52New York (Essex County), North Elba — Here Lies Buried John Brown
John Brown of Osawatomie Here Lies Buried John Brown Born at Torrington, Connecticut May 9th, 1800 He emigrated to Kansas in 1855 where he took an active part in the contest against the pro-slavery party. He gained in August 1856 a . . . — Map (db m46521) HM
53New York (Essex County), North Elba — John Brown
John Brown occupied house on this site in 1848-50 while clearing the land. Now known as John Brown's farm. — Map (db m151658) HM
54New York (Essex County), North Elba — Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run
Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m151675) HM
55New York (Essex County), North Hudson — I ❤ NY Adirondack Attractions / The Adirondack Park
I ❤ NY Adirondack Attractions Here is just a sampling of attractions in New York's Adirondacks region. For information on these and others, go to iloveny.com or call 800/CALL-NYS. Adirondack Extreme (Bolton Landing): . . . — Map (db m162086) HM
56New York (Essex County), Port Henry — A Busy Iron Port
The aerial photograph of Port Henry taken about 1925 leaves no question as to the nature of this place: a busy port shipping the products of its furnaces by water and by rail. Two new furnaces, begun in 1922, represented the latest technology. An . . . — Map (db m109054) HM
57New York (Essex County), Port Henry — A Busy Iron Port
The aerial photograph of Port Henry taken about 1925 leaves no question as to the nature of this place: a busy port shipping the products of its furnaces by water and by rail. Two new furnaces, begun in 1922, represented the latest technology. An . . . — Map (db m109055) HM
58New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Cedar Point House
Inn and restaurant serving iron ore industry workers, railway workers, travelers, and visiting officials early 1880s to ca. 1964 — Map (db m109058) HM
59New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Champ Sightings in Bulwagga Bay Area
Samuel de Champlain 1609 [List of Sightings not transcribed] M. Mauth 7-7-90 [latest signing on sign] — Map (db m109078) HM
60New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Champlain Academy
Site of Port Henry's first tavern 1826. This building erected as Pease House 1850 — Map (db m108967) HM
61New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Daisy Godfrey1889 - 1982
Capt. Godfrey was a pilot, operating canal boats on Lake Champlain and the Canal. Awarded the N. Atlantic Medal in WWII. — Map (db m108973) HM
62New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Industrial Shoreline
Iron processing changed the shoreline of Port Henry. When the New York and Canada Railroad was built in 1874, the tracks hugged the lake. That same year, a modern blast furnace was built at Cedar Point, just beyond the train station. Eight blast . . . — Map (db m109053) HM
63New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Lake Champlain & Moriah Railroad: The "Elsie and Em"
The Civil War's monstrous appetite for iron - for horse shoes, artillery, cannon balls, rifles, and armor plate - exposed the greatest obstacle to iron production in Moriah: getting ore from the mines to the lake shore. Even 100 teams of horses . . . — Map (db m109033) HM
64New York (Essex County), Port Henry — LC&M Caboose
This caboose was built in 1946 at Fisher Hill Shop, Mineville N.Y. It is constructed from an iron ore car and weighs 16 tons. The Lake Champlain and Moriah Railroad used this caboose on the main line from Mineville to Port Henry to haul iron ore . . . — Map (db m109056) HM
65New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Meacham House
Built in 1818 by Capt. William Meacham — Map (db m109076) HM
66New York (Essex County), Port Henry — 273 — Office Bldg
of Witherbee and Sherman Iron Ore Company, part of Franklin Patent 1765. Built ca. 1875 donated to Town of Moriah in 1959. — Map (db m133077) HM
67New York (Essex County), Port Henry — 273 — Office Building of Witherbee and Sherman Iron Ore Company
Part of Franklin Patent 1765. Built ca. 1875 Donated to town of Moriah in 1959. — Map (db m109017) HM
68New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Powerhouse ParkCommemorating the site of the former Port Henry Powerplant, demolished in 1971
Powerhouse Park still serves as a staging area for ice fishing shanties during the winter and remains of the old Port Henry Powerhouse form its boundary along Mill Creek. A mixture of six parts mine tailings to one park concrete was used to . . . — Map (db m108982) HM
69New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Realizing a Dream: the Rolling Stock Display
As the idea for a Railroad and Mining Heritage Park took shape in the early 1990s, a few people shared a great dream. Most evidence of Moriah's proud mining heritage had been demolished, but railroad equipment could help people visualize a part of . . . — Map (db m109040) HM
70New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Shore Line
of Butterfield's Bay Boats were moored along north Main Street before building of railroad through here — Map (db m108966) HM
71New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Site of First Blast Furnace
Erected in 1824 by Major James Dalliba Converted into Stove Works in 1827. — Map (db m108968) HM
72New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Site of Porter's and Lewis's Mills
Built 1766; supplied lumber for Fort Crown Point and Arnold's Fleet[.] Entire valley dependent on grist mill. — Map (db m108972) HM
73New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Teamsters, Dock Wallopers and Child Captains
The first of Port Henry's many iron furnaces was erected just west of here in 1822. Throughout the 19th century new furnaces, crushers, concentrating plants, and casting houses were added to increase production. The key to the success of Port . . . — Map (db m108995) HM
74New York (Essex County), Port Henry — The 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge
The first Lake Champlain Bridge between Crown Point, New York, and Chimney Point, Vermont, opened in 1929. Primarily serving tourists when it opened, it ultimately became an important connection for residents and businesses across the region. A . . . — Map (db m108975) HM
75New York (Essex County), Port Henry — The 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge
Charles M. Spofford, an engineer of the Boston firm Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, designed the 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge. It was the first American highway bridge to employ a continuous truss design to create a curving transition between the deck . . . — Map (db m109074) HM
76New York (Essex County), Port Henry — The 2011 Lake Champlain Bridge
On November 7, 2011, after 25 months without a bridge, traffic once again began to flow over Lake Champlain at the Crown Point-Chimney Point crossing. The opening of the new Lake Champlain Bridge restored the vital transportation link between New . . . — Map (db m108976) HM
77New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Veterans Memorial
In appreciation to all Town of Moriah Veterans past and present who served in the Armed Forces [Dedicated] December 2007 — Map (db m109029) WM
78New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Village of Port HenryEssex County N.Y. — Incorporated May 1, 1869 —
Porter's Mills built by Benjamin Porter 1765 Burned during the Revolution: rebuilt 1786 Became Lewis' Mills 1789 First Post Office established 1827 Called Port Henry in honor of Henry Huntington of Rome, N.Y. St. Patrick's Roman Catholic . . . — Map (db m108965) HM
79New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Witherbee Park and Town Hall
Deeded to the Town of Moriah May 25, 1959 by Witherbee Sherman Corporation — Map (db m109030) HM
80New York (Essex County), Port Henry — World War I Memorial Honor Roll1917 - 1918 — Town of Moriah, New York —
Killed in Action Edward Carlson · Army • Wm. Henry Smith · Army Died of Wounds Thomas Clark · Army Died in Service Thomas H. Breen · Army • Robert F. Compton · Army Lyle Hatch · Tank Service • William Hanchett · Army Elmore . . . — Map (db m108996) WM
81New York (Essex County), Schroon — State Land
1885 1935 State Land. Entering forest preserve. Acquired 1928 to 1931. A part of 2,370,000 acres of wild forest maintained for free public use. — Map (db m138501) HM
82New York (Essex County), Tahawus — “New” McIntyre FurnaceCross Section Through Furnace
TRIAL AND ERROR This "new” furnace was first fired in 1854. It was called "new” because it was the McIntyre Iron Company's 4th and most recent attempt at a furnace design that would produce quality iron efficiently. Its . . . — Map (db m147541) HM
83New York (Essex County), Tahawus — A Monumental Structure
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE INSIDE? Cutaway view shows the inside details of the heart of the furnace. Based on drawings by the Historic American Engineering Record. (1) Bosh-widest part of the furnace, lined with uncut firestone. . . . — Map (db m148149) HM
84New York (Essex County), Tahawus — Abbott/Lockwood1899
Original Owner: Gordon Abbott Built shortly after formation of the Tahawus Club. Later occupants were Marshall Geer, and Acosta Nichols. The final owner during the Club Era was William A. Lockwood. Historical information is from . . . — Map (db m147866) HM
85New York (Essex County), Tahawus — Adirondac1826-1858
A Mining Town On The Hudson This stretch of the Hudson River valley was occupied by a growing mining community, following the discovery of rich iron ore in 1826, and continuing until 1858. Mining operations ceased and the village was . . . — Map (db m147514) HM
86New York (Essex County), Tahawus — An Abundance of Ore
Iron Clad Opportunity McIntyre, McMartin, and Henderson were convinced from the first discovery that the ore at Adirondac was of high quality and would yield a large quantity of iron. This opinion was confirmed by experts, yet the . . . — Map (db m147867) HM
87New York (Essex County), Tahawus — An Iron Making Complex
Finding The Ore Was Only The Beginning The iron deposits along the Upper Hudson were rich and promising, and mining the ore and smelting it into iron were labor-intensive operations that occupied a long stretch of the Hudson River and . . . — Map (db m147480) HM
88New York (Essex County), Tahawus — Coe Cottage1899
Original Owner: E. Holloway Coe In 1916 Walter D. Edmonds, author of Drums Along the Mohawk, occupied this building. Later Club Era occupants were Thomas Williams, and Morris Douw Ferris. Historical information is from "Documentation . . . — Map (db m147779) HM
89New York (Essex County), Tahawus — David Henderson1807-1845
A BORN LEADER David Henderson was an important driving force behind the iron making operations and the construction of the necessary support facilities at Adirondac. He was resourceful, energetic, smart, and personable. Unfortunately, . . . — Map (db m148607) HM
90New York (Essex County), Tahawus — From Rock to Iron
LIVING OFF THE LAND Surviving and iron making in the harsh wilderness took a combination of resources from the site as well as imports from eastern cities, along with waterpower and hard physical labor. Community The small village . . . — Map (db m148151) HM
91New York (Essex County), Tahawus — Heavy Construction
Building The New Furnace Construction began on the "new” furnace in 1849 and was completed in 1854. This furnace was the last attempt at perfection after 30 years of furnace experimentation. It was called the "new" furnace because it . . . — Map (db m147445) HM
92New York (Essex County), Tahawus — Hudson Powered
A LOOK INSIDE The water cascading over the wheels, the hissing pistons, and the exposed gears, connecting rods, and crankshafts must have made the wheel house a dynamic and noisy place. Cutaway view shows the inside details of the wheel . . . — Map (db m148115) HM
93New York (Essex County), Tahawus — Jennings Cottagec. 1899
Original Owner: Walter Jennings The only cottage built on the east shore of the Hudson, the cottage was accessed by a footbridge across the river, the abutments are still visible on the river banks. Later Club Era occupants were Marshall . . . — Map (db m147429) HM
94New York (Essex County), Tahawus — Lazy Lodge
Original Owner: William F. King In 1935 this cottage, nicknamed 'Lazy Lodge' was occupied by the wife of W.R.K. Taylor, Sr. Mrs. Taylor may have been the mother of W.R.K Taylor, Jr., who occupied the next cottage to the north. Alexander . . . — Map (db m147906) HM
95New York (Essex County), Tahawus — MacNaughton CottageThrough It All
This cottage has stood on this site for nearly two centuries; it is the only building that survives from the early mining community. The cottage first housed iron mine owners, later caretakers of the abandoned village, then members of a hunting . . . — Map (db m147520) HM
96New York (Essex County), Tahawus — Making Bricks
1,000s OF BRICKS Construction of the furnaces and kilns required a large quantity of bricks, both common bricks, some of which were made on site, and firebricks that had to be imported. Piles of bricks still visible in several locations . . . — Map (db m147751) HM
97New York (Essex County), Tahawus — Making Iron
EVOLUTION OF THE FURNACE The "new” furnace, south of the village, was the culmination of 30 years of experimentation aimed at producing high quality iron efficiently. European experts were consulted, and metallurgists were hired to . . . — Map (db m148153) HM
98New York (Essex County), Tahawus — Tahawus Clubhouse
Original Owner: Tahawus Club Built in 1847 as a boarding house and remodeled in 1877 to be the Adirondack (Tahawus) Club House. For a time during the Club Era, fish rearing tanks for 100,000 fry were housed in the rear wing. The deteriorated . . . — Map (db m147441) HM
99New York (Essex County), Tahawus — Taming the Wilderness
Environmental Impact Men set to work upon first arrival in 1826 altering the landscape to suit their needs. The forest was cut to expose the ore beds, to clear land for crops, to make lumber for housing, and to make charcoal for the . . . — Map (db m147905) HM
100New York (Essex County), Tahawus — The Club Era
The Tahawus Club The Adirondack Club was one of the first hunting clubs in the Adirondacks, formed in 1877, occupying the deserted Village of Adirondac under a lease agreement with the descendants of the iron works. The club members created a . . . — Map (db m147687) HM

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