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This is the list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Rensselaer County, New York. It is intended to be a complete compilation of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Rensselaer County, New York, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below) may be seen in a map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates". Seven of the properties are further designated National Historic Landmarks.

Rensselaer County sits east of the Hudson River in New York's Capital District and borders both Massachusetts and Vermont on the east. The area was originally inhabited by the Mohican Indian tribe until it was bought by the Dutch jeweler and merchant Kiliaen van Rensselaer in 1630 and incorporated in his patroonship Rensselaerswyck (which, in turn, was part of the Dutch colony New Netherland). The land passed into English hands in 1664 until the Dutch regained control for a year in 1673, but the English took it back in 1674. Until 1776, the year of American independence, it was under English or British control. However, the county didn't actually exist as a legal entity until 1791 when it was created from land that was originally part of Albany County.

Rensselaer County consists of two cities: Rensselaer and Troy; and fourteen towns: Berlin, Brunswick, East Greenbush, Grafton, Hoosick, Nassau, North Greenbush, Petersburgh, Pittstown, Poestenkill, Sand Lake, Schaghticoke, Schodack, and Stephentown; and contains six villages: Castleton, East Nassau, Hoosick Falls, Nassau, Schaghticoke, and Valley Falls.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 31, 2017.

Listings county-wide

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Adams–Myers–Bryan Farmstead Upload image
02013-08-27August 27, 2013
314 Stover Rd.
Valley Falls Farmsteads of Pittstown NY MPS
2 Aiken House
Aiken House
01974-12-31December 31, 1974
Northeast corner of Riverside and Aiken Aves.
3 Albany Avenue Historic District Upload image
01978-11-21November 21, 1978
Albany Ave.
4 Auclair–Button Farmstead Upload image
02013-06-05June 5, 2013
80 Auclair Way
Melrose Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS
5 Baum–Wallis Farmstead Upload image
02013-01-02January 2, 2013
132 Baum Rd.
Johnsonville vicinity Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS
6 Bennington Battlefield
Bennington Battlefield
01966-10-15October 15, 1966
NY 67, on VT state line
Walloomsac Site of key American victory over British during Revolution.
7 Beverwyck Manor
Beverwyck Manor
01979-08-03August 3, 1979
St. Anthonys Lane.
8 Blink Bonnie
Blink Bonnie
02000-08-10August 10, 2000
1368 Sunset Rd.
9 Breese-Reynolds House Upload image
02007-03-01March 1, 2007
601 South St.
Hoosick Built by Perry Eldridge in 1880.
10 Brownell–Cornell–Gibbs Farmstead Upload image
02012-09-19September 19, 2012
606 Groveside Rd.
Buskirk vicinity
11 Burden Iron Works Site
Burden Iron Works Site
01977-11-10November 10, 1977
Address Restricted
12 Burden Ironworks Office Building
Burden Ironworks Office Building
01972-03-16March 16, 1972
Polk St.
13 Buskirk Covered Bridge
Buskirk Covered Bridge
01978-03-08March 8, 1978
Spans Hoosic River North of NY 67
Buskirk part of the Covered Bridges of Washington County Thematic Resource (TR)
14 Esek Bussey Firehouse Upload image
01973-07-16July 16, 1973
302 10th St.
15 Cannon–Brownell–Herrington Farmstead Upload image
02013-01-02January 2, 2013
551 Otter Creek Rd.
Johnsonville vicinity. Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS
16 Cannon Building
Cannon Building
01970-03-05March 5, 1970
1 Broadway
Troy 1835 Alexander Jackson Davis-Ithiel Town commercial building further enhanced with mansard roof after 1870s fire.
17 John Carner Jr. House
John Carner Jr. House
02004-01-16January 16, 2004
1310 Best Rd.
East Greenbush
18 Cartin–Snyder–Overacker Farmstead Upload image
02013-06-05June 5, 2013
559 Cushman Rd.
Melrose Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS
19 Central Troy Historic District
Central Troy Historic District
01986-08-13August 13, 1986
Adams, 1st, 4th, Washington & Hill Sts., Franklin Pl., 5th Ave.
Troy 96-acre (39 ha) commercial section of downtown Troy with many buildings, including two National Historic Landmarks, from 1787-1940.
20 Chapel and Cultural Center Upload image
02011-02-22February 22, 2011
2125 Burdett Ave.
21 Chatham Street Row Upload image
01978-12-01December 1, 1978
Chatham St.
22 Church of the Holy Cross
Church of the Holy Cross
01973-06-04June 4, 1973
136 8th St.
Troy Gothic Revival church built in 1844.
23 Church Street Historic District
Church Street Historic District
01978-11-21November 21, 1978
Church St.
24 Clark-Dearstyne-Miller Inn
Clark-Dearstyne-Miller Inn
02008-01-09January 9, 2008
11-13 Forbes Ave.
25 Coletti–Rowland–Agan Farmstead Upload image
02013-08-27August 27, 2013
82 Cooksboro Rd.
Pittstown Farmsteads of Pittstown NY MPS
26 Cornell–Manchester Farmstead Upload image
02012-10-03October 3, 2012
292 Lower Pine Valley Rd.
Hoosick Falls vicinity Part of Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS
27 Craver Farmstead
Craver Farmstead
01996-12-16December 16, 1996
115 Craver Rd.
East Greenbush
28 Defreest Homestead Upload image
01977-08-02August 2, 1977
South of Troy at U.S. 4 and Jordan Rd.
North Greenbush Early Dutch house built around 1750 and early Dutch barn
29 Delaney Hotel
Delaney Hotel
01996-06-21June 21, 1996
Junction of NY 22 and NY 67
North Hoosick Intact Greek Revival hotel with vernacular Victorian features built ca. 1850
30 Dickinson Hill Fire Tower Upload image
02011-05-06May 6, 2011
Fire Tower Rd.
31 District School No. 3 Upload image
01998-08-28August 28, 1998
1125 S. Schodack Rd.
32 District #6 Schoolhouse
District #6 Schoolhouse
02008-07-03July 3, 2008
Brick Church Rd. and Buck Rd.
Brunswick One-room schoolhouse built c. 1830 and closed in 1952. Believed to be one of the oldest remaining schoolhouses in Rensselaer County.
33 East Nassau Central School Upload image
01997-05-23May 23, 1997
37 Garfield Rd.
East Nassau
34 Elmbrook Farm
Elmbrook Farm
02001-05-21May 21, 2001
2567 Brookview Rd.
35 Estabrook Octagon House
Estabrook Octagon House
01980-02-08February 8, 1980
8 River St.
Hoosick Falls 1854 octagon house built closely following specifications of Orson Squire Fowler
36 Fifth Avenue-Fulton Street Historic District
Fifth Avenue-Fulton Street Historic District
01970-03-05March 5, 1970
Bounded by Grand, William, and Union Sts., and Broadway
Troy 1860s-era homes of city's business elite. One of five districts consolidated into Central Troy Historic District
37 Fire Alarm, Telegraph and Police Signaling Building
Fire Alarm, Telegraph and Police Signaling Building
02003-01-15January 15, 2003
67 State St.
Troy 1922 building consolidated city's public safety communications systems, in wake of history of devastating fires. After a period of vacancy in late 20th century, back in service as police headquarters
38 Fort Crailo
Fort Crailo
01966-10-15October 15, 1966
South of Columbia St. on Riverside Ave.
Rensselaer Only well-preserved Dutch patroon house in upper Hudson Valley
39 Albert R. Fox House Upload image
02001-04-25April 25, 2001
2801 NY 66
Sand Lake
40 Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel and Crematorium
Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel and Crematorium
02004-02-25February 25, 2004
50 101st Street
Troy Richardsonian Romanesque memorial chapel in Oakwood Cemetery built by local industrialist for deceased son was highly influential on the design of other such buildings; designated a National Historic Landmark 02012-03-02 March 2 2012
41 Garfield School
Garfield School
01988-06-09June 9, 1988
NY 2 and Moonlawn Rd.
Brunswick First building in Brunswick to be added to the NRHP.
42 Glenwood Upload image
01973-05-25May 25, 1973
Eddy's Lane
43 Grand Street Historic District
Grand Street Historic District
01973-02-27February 27, 1973
Grand St. between 5th and 6th Aves.
Troy Civil War-era rowhouses built in wake of devastating 1862 fire. Now part of Central Troy Historic District.
44 Halford–Hayner Farmstead Upload image
02013-01-02January 2, 2013
346 Cooksboro Rd.
Troy vicinity Farmsteads of Pittstown, New York MPS
45 Hart-Cluett Mansion
Hart-Cluett Mansion
01973-04-11April 11, 1973
59 2nd St.
Troy 1827 Federal style mansion is one of the best in that style in city. Home to Rensselaer County Historical Society since 1950s
46 Haskell School Upload image
02003-09-19September 19, 2003
150 Sixth Ave.
47 Hoosick Falls Armory
Hoosick Falls Armory
01995-03-02March 2, 1995
Junction of Church and Elm Sts.
Hoosick Falls Intact 1889 Isaac Perry-designed armory. Home to units that have fought in the Mexican Border Campaign and Battle of Saipan. Part of the Army National Guard Armories in New York State Multiple Property Submission (MPS)
48 Hoosick Falls Historic District
Hoosick Falls Historic District
01980-12-03December 3, 1980
Central Ave. and Main St.
Hoosick Falls Eight-acre commercial core of village with intact buildings from turn-of-the-century industrial peak
49 Howard–Odmin–Sherman Farmstead Upload image
02014-04-07April 7, 2014
393 Croll Road
50 Ilium Building
Ilium Building
01970-12-18December 18, 1970
Northeast corner of Fulton and 4th Sts.
Troy Intact 1904 Marcus F. Cummings commercial building
51 International Shirt and Collar Company Upload image
02017-02-14February 14, 2017
2 River St.
52 W. P. Irwin Bank Building
W. P. Irwin Bank Building
02007-10-03October 3, 2007
156 Broadway
53 Knickerbocker Mansion
Knickerbocker Mansion
01972-12-11December 11, 1972
Knickerbocker Rd.
54 Henry Koon House Upload image
01997-02-21February 21, 1997
171 Pawling Ave.
55 Lansingburgh Academy
Lansingburgh Academy
01976-10-14October 14, 1976
27 114th St.
56 Lansingburgh Village Burial Ground Upload image
02002-11-21November 21, 2002
Third Ave. and 107th St.
57 Marsh–Link–Pollock Farm Upload image
02014-12-22December 22, 2014
66 White Church Lane
Brunswick Well-preserved 1840s farmstead
58 David Mathews House Upload image
01979-09-10September 10, 1979
VT 67
59 McCarthy Building
McCarthy Building
01970-03-05March 5, 1970
255-257 River St.
Troy Downtown Troy landmark built in 1904 and largely intact
60 Mechanicville Hydroelectric Plant
Mechanicville Hydroelectric Plant
01989-11-13November 13, 1989
At NY 32 on Hudson River
61 Herman Melville House Upload image
01992-08-21August 21, 1992
2 114th St.
62 Methodist Episcopal Church of Lansingburgh Upload image
02016-06-23June 23, 2016
600 3rd Ave.
Coordinates missing
Troy Center of village now part of Troy was built in 1849, expanded in 1875 and rebuilt in 1903
63 Muitzes Kill Historic District
Muitzes Kill Historic District
01974-07-24July 24, 1974
An irregular pattern on both sides of Schodack Landing Rd.
64 Kate Mullany House
Kate Mullany House
01998-04-01April 1, 1998
350 8th St.
Troy Apartment building of teenaged Irish immigrant who organized her fellow garment workers and went on to become first major female U.S. labor leader
65 National State Bank Building
National State Bank Building
01970-12-29December 29, 1970
297 River St.
Troy 1904 Marcus F. Cummings building shows influence of early skyscrapers; has been Monument Square landmark since its construction.
66 Newton–Taber–Martin Farm Upload image
02016-11-02November 2, 2016
149 Clarks Chapel Rd.
Coordinates missing
Nassau Continuously operated farm dates to 1788, when it was established by a Revolutionary War veteran from Massachusetts
67 New York State Barge Canal
New York State Barge Canal
02014-10-15October 15, 2014
Hudson River
Troy and Schaghticoke Successor to Erie Canal approved by state voters in early 20th century to compete with railroads.
68 Northern River Street Historic District
Northern River Street Historic District
01988-05-19May 19, 1988
403-429 and 420-430 River St.
Troy Transitional neighborhood between downtown and industrial areas in late 19th century; largely unchanged since then
69 Oakwood Avenue Presbyterian Church
Oakwood Avenue Presbyterian Church
02012-11-21November 21, 2012
313 10th St.
70 Oakwood Cemetery
Oakwood Cemetery
01984-10-04October 4, 1984
50 101st St.
Troy Burial site of "Uncle Sam" Wilson and Civil War Gen. George H. Thomas
71 Old Troy Hospital
Old Troy Hospital
01973-10-25October 25, 1973
8th St.
Troy Also known as West Hall. French Second Empire structure home to Arts Department at RPI
72 J. C. Osgood Firehouse Upload image
02000-11-02November 2, 2000
316-324 Third St.
73 Jacob H. Patten House Upload image
02016-01-05January 5, 2016
254 4th Ave.
Troy 1882 brick Italianate townhouse and carriage house built for successful local blacksmith
74 Patroon Agent's House and Office
Patroon Agent's House and Office
01979-08-03August 3, 1979
15 Forbes Ave.
75 Petersburgh United Methodist Church
Petersburgh United Methodist Church
02004-01-02January 2, 2004
12 Head of Lane Rd.
76 Poesten Kill Gorge Historic District Upload image
01978-03-08March 8, 1978
Address Restricted
Troy Try also Poestenkill Gorge Historic District
77 Powers Home Upload image
01974-04-16April 16, 1974
819 3rd Ave.
78 Proctor's Theater
Proctor's Theater
01979-10-04October 4, 1979
82 4th St.
Troy 1914 theater shows transition between eras of live entertainment and motion picture. Part of the Movie Palaces of the Tri-Cities TR
79 Public School No. 10 Upload image
01994-11-04November 4, 1994
77 Adams St.
80 Pumpkin House Upload image
01998-06-08June 8, 1998
180 Fourth St.
81 River Street Historic District
River Street Historic District
01976-06-03June 3, 1976
Both sides of River St. from Congress St. to junction with 1st St.
Troy Oldest downtown neighborhood in city, largely rebuilt after 1820 fire. Now part of Central Troy Historic District.
82 Sand Lake Baptist Church
Sand Lake Baptist Church
02004-01-02January 2, 2004
2960 NY 43
Averill Park
83 Schodack Landing Historic District
Schodack Landing Historic District
01977-09-15September 15, 1977
Schodack Landing
84 Searle, Gardner and Company Cuff and Collar Factory Upload image
02014-01-15January 15, 2014
701–715 River St.
Troy Old textile plant
85 Second Street Historic District
Second Street Historic District
01974-08-07August 7, 1974
Both sides of 2nd St.
Troy Troy's first desirable residential neighborhood. Many houses from 1820s-1840s. Merged into Central Troy Historic District in 1986.
86 Sharpe Homestead and Cemetery
Sharpe Homestead and Cemetery
02005-05-19May 19, 2005
44 Laura Ln.
87 Sherman Farm Upload image
02003-07-05July 5, 2003
35 Sherman Rd.
88 Henry Tunis Smith Farm Upload image
01975-09-18September 18, 1975
South of Nassau on NY 203
89 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Upload image
02004-01-28January 28, 2004
2900 Fifth Ave.
90 St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
02000-07-27July 27, 2000
Main St.
Hoosick Falls 1858 Henry Dudley church done in brick rather than his usual stone
91 St. Paul's Episcopal Church Complex
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Complex
01979-09-07September 7, 1979
58 3rd St.
Troy 1828 church is early Gothic Revival imitation of Ithiel Town's Trinity Church in New Haven, Connecticut
92 Joachim Staats House and Gerrit Staats Ruin Upload image
01978-12-15December 15, 1978
North of Castleton-on-Hudson
93 Theta Xi Fraternity Chapter House Upload image
02013-12-11December 11, 2013
1490 Sage Ave.
Troy Well-preserved 1931 Tudor Revival fraternity house
94 Thomas–Wiley–Johnson Farmstead Upload image
02012-09-19September 19, 2012
703 Johnsonville Rd.
Johnsonville vicinity
95 Tibbits House Upload image
01978-05-22May 22, 1978
South of Hoosick at junction of NY 22 and NY 7
96 Tomhannock Methodist Episcopal Church Upload image
02014-05-27May 27, 2014
Tomhannock Rd.
97 Trinity Church Lansingburgh
Trinity Church Lansingburgh
01995-05-01May 1, 1995
585 Fourth Ave.
98 Troy Gas Light Company
Troy Gas Light Company
01971-02-18February 18, 1971
Northwest corner of Jefferson St. and 5th Ave.
Troy Unusual structure used to hold coal gas in the 1800s.
99 Troy Public Library
Troy Public Library
01973-01-17January 17, 1973
100 2nd St.
100 Troy Savings Bank and Music Hall
Troy Savings Bank and Music Hall
01989-04-11April 11, 1989
32 Second St.
Troy Late 19th-century bank building with full theater, including pipe organ, upstairs
101 Troy Waste Manufacturing Company Building Upload image
02014-02-14February 14, 2014
444 River St.
Troy Textile Factory Buildings in Troy, New York, 1880-1920 MPS
102 US Post Office-Hoosick Falls
US Post Office-Hoosick Falls
01988-11-17November 17, 1988
35 Main St.
Hoosick Falls 1925 brick Colonial Revival building mostly intact; part of the US Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR
103 US Post Office-Troy
US Post Office-Troy
01989-05-11May 11, 1989
400 Broadway
Troy Stripped Classical Revival-style building from 1936, excellent example of that sort of architecture in larger city post offices during Depression. One of only three in the U.S. with interior mural by Waldo Peirce. Part of the US Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR
104 United Waste Manufacturing Company Building Upload image
02013-03-06March 6, 2013
1 Jackson St.
Troy Castellated Romanesque factory building on the Hudson River dating to 1902
105 John Evert Van Alen House
John Evert Van Alen House
02004-08-20August 20, 2004
1744 Washington Ave. Ext.
106 Van Rensselaer High School Upload image
02012-08-14August 14, 2012
199 Washington Ave.
107 Van Zandt, Jacobs and Company Collar and Cuff Factory Upload image
02014-02-14February 14, 2014
621 River St.
Troy Textile Factory Buildings in Troy, New York, 1880-1920 MPS
108 W. & L. E. Gurley Building
W. & L. E. Gurley Building
01970-03-05March 5, 1970
514 Fulton St.
Troy Exemplary Neoclassical commercial building preserved nearly intact; built in only eight months on site of 1845 original after 1862 fire. Home of Gurley Precision Instruments for over 150 years.
109 Washington Park Historic District
Washington Park Historic District
01973-05-25May 25, 1973
Washington Park and adjacent properties on 2nd, 3rd, and Washington Sts. and Washington Pl.
Troy Rows of townhouses built by local businessmen in 1839 on the model of British residential squares in Bloomsbury. Residents are still assessed for the maintenance of the park. Now part of Central Troy Historic District.
110 Wilbur–Campbell–Stephens Company Cuff and Collar Factory Upload image
02016-02-02February 2, 2016
599 River Street
Troy 1899 factory building is one of five on the street.
111 Emma Willard School
Emma Willard School
01979-08-30August 30, 1979
Pawling and Elmgrove Aves.
112 William Connors Paint Manufacturing Company Building Upload image
02016-07-28July 28, 2016
669 River St.
Coordinates missing
Troy 1880s structure home to one of the first companies to make ready-mized paint widely available in sealed cans.
113 Winslow Chemical Laboratory
Winslow Chemical Laboratory
01994-11-04November 4, 1994
105 Eighth St.
Troy 1866 structure on RPI campus.

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