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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gaines, New York

 
Clickable Map of Orleans 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 Orleans County, NY (136) Genesee County, NY (103) Monroe County, NY (379) Niagara County, NY (371)  OrleansCounty(136) Orleans County (136)  GeneseeCounty(103) Genesee County (103)  MonroeCounty(379) Monroe County (379)  NiagaraCounty(371) Niagara County (371)
Gaines is in Orleans County
    Orleans County (136)
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1New York (Orleans County), Gaines — "The Brick Pond"Brickyard
J.A. Lafler opened a brickyard here in the 1850's. He produced drainage tile and bricks for local buildings. Pat'd a brick machine - 1863Map (db m179180) HM
2New York (Orleans County), Gaines — At Left: Cobblestone House / At Right: Cobblestone House
[left side] Historic District At left: Cobblestone house built in 1842 with field or glaciated stones in the Gaines pattern also known as depressed hexagonal. Mason - John Simmons. [right side] Historic District At right: . . . Map (db m78241) HM
3New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Blacksmith Shop1921 - 1922
Built by Joseph H. Vagg and used by him until 1955. The last old time blacksmith to ply his trade in this locality.Map (db m179178) HM
4New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Burial Ground
1st in Orleans County in which revolutionary soldiers John Anderson - David Bullard and many pioneers are buried First burial in 1812 Map (db m78218) HM
5New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Cobblestone Historic District
Cobblestone Historic District Has Been Designated a National Historic Landmark This District Possesses National Significance In Commemorating the History of the United States of America 1993 National Park Service United States . . . Map (db m162356) HM
6New York (Orleans County), Gaines — CobblestonesBirth of a Local Style — Architecture of the Coast —
Ingenious use of local materials gave rise to a home-grown Seaway Trail architectural style. Cobblestone construction was perfected by local masons between the opening of the Erie Canal and the Civil War. Local farmers had access to the . . . Map (db m78221) HM
7New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Crossroads
Crossroads - Oak Orchard Rd. Batavia to Oak Orchard Creek surveyed 1803 and Ontario Trail known as The Ridge. Rochester to Lewiston improved in 1814 Map (db m78217) HM
8New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Cyrus Witheral
During the 1840's & 1850's local stone mason Cyrus Witheral built some of the most outstanding cobblestone homes found here in the town of Gaines. These lake stone landmarks including several along the historic Ridge Rd. in the herring bone pattern . . . Map (db m171620) HM
9New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Farmers Hall
Former Kendall Town Hall erected in 1855, a Universalist church later used by German Lutherans. Moved here in 1978.Map (db m179169) HM
10New York (Orleans County), Gaines — First Academy
Between the Niagara and Genesee. Built in 1825. Incorporated in 1827 Admitted to the Regents of State of N. Y. in 1830 Map (db m78245) HM
11New York (Orleans County), Gaines — First Church
Built for public worship on Ridge Road between Niagara and Genesee Rivers north of Batavia Erected in 1824 Map (db m78244) HM
12New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Five Mile House
Five Mile House Later known as Ball's Tavern. Built in 1816 by John Huff. Here the mail carriers between Canandaigua and Lewiston used to stop over night. Map (db m101136) HM
13New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Gaines Basin Schoolhouse
1832 Gaines Basin Schoolhouse District #2 used until 1944 Made of field cobblestones Replaced a log cabin where Caroline Phipps taught Map (db m150363) HM
14New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Gaines District No.5 1849 School House
Was used until 1952. Made of lake-washed stone it is one of over 900 cobblestone masonry buildings built in N.Y. State from 1825 to 1860. Marker in memoriam Elwood Lawrence, Teacher, 1951-52 Map (db m78242) HM
15New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Harness Shop
Built in 1838 by Starr Chester, a cobbler, for a shoe shop. Remodeled in 1883 for other purposes. Moved here from Gaines, NY in 1987.Map (db m179173) HM
16New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Home of John Proctor
Historic Ridge Road Genesee to Niagara —————————— Home of John Proctor who on horse during a December night in 1813 warned the settlers along the Ridge Road from here to Clarkson of the . . . Map (db m171649) HM
17New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Home of Katherine Belle Rowley
Home of Katherine Belle Rowley 1870-1936 Teacher, farmer, author of "The Historic Ridge," erected DAR historic markers 1st Orleans Co. Historian May 14, 1934 Map (db m92507) HM
18New York (Orleans County), Gaines — In Recognition
In recognition of all who have servedMap (db m171621) WM
19New York (Orleans County), Gaines — J.H. Vagg Blacksmith Shop / The Vagg House
The first smithy stood here. It burned in 1921. Neighbors diverted the brook so the new shop could be farther away from the house. In memory of Rene Schasel 1947 - 2019. Joseph & Nellie Vagg moved here with son & dau. in 1909. In 1929 they . . . Map (db m179176) HM
20New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Josias Lamont
1815 Josias Lamont purchased 140 acres from Holland Land Co. Cleared land and road from Ridge Rd. Struggled until 1824 opening of Erie Canal. 6 generation farm Map (db m171622) HM
21New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Masonic Lodge
Masonic Lodge Gaines Chapter No.82 Royal Arch Masons Chartered February 5, 1824 Map (db m150361) HM
22New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Niagara to Genesee Historic Ridge Road
"I sing of the great Ridge Road, Of the highway our children shall see That lies like a belt on Ontario's shore Carved out in wisdom of ages before For the races that yet are to be." TREK—DE WITT CLINTON—1810 "In the great work . . . Map (db m78216) HM
23New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Orleans County Alms House Cemetery
Orleans County Alms House Cemetery The Orleans County Alms "Poor" House served the destitute, indigent, and infirmed of this community for over a century. For many, this cemetery became their final resting place, marked with either a simple stone . . . Map (db m179156) HM
24New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Pioneer Settler
March 3, 1807 this land was chosen by the first settler in the town of Gaines, 8 on Ridge Rd in Orleans County, Mrs. Elizabeth GilbertMap (db m78243) HM
25New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Print Shop
Built by William Hedley circa 1875, for a lumber yard office in the Second Empire style. Moved here from Medina, NY in 1977.Map (db m179174) HM
26New York (Orleans County), Gaines — The Lake PlainHistoric New York
The Neutral Nation of Indians, an Iroquoian group affiliated with the Eries, were early inhabitants of this area. About 1650 they were conquered by the Senecas of the Five Nations Confederacy. French explorers and traders crossed this area and . . . Map (db m92499) HM
 
Oct. 24, 2021