Lagassey Farm

786 Main St., Saint Agatha, Maine

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Criterion A: Agriculture Criterion C: Architecture

The Lagassey Farm is a 162 acre property in Saint Agatha. The land was homesteaded by the Lagassey family starting in the mid-nineteenth century, and has been in their possession ever since. The long lot property contains approximately 91 acres of fields which have been historically sown to potatoes, hay, oats, and canola, 64 acres of wood lots, and the home site. The buildings within this small district include the 1946 Lagassey House, the 1916 Acadian-style Barn, a pre-1916 Acadian-style outbuilding, and a shed that was once part of the former, nineteenth-century farm house. The entire farm, which is still under cultivation, was listed in the National Register of Historic places for the manner in which it reflects broad patterns of agriculture within the Saint John Valley. The Lagassey Farm is also important for the Acadian style agricultural buildings, which are good examples of a regionally distinct style of architecture.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 2009
Reference number
08001356
Architectural styles
American Movement; Other architectural type; Acadian Barn
Areas of significance
Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Agricultural outbuildings; Storage; Animal facility; Agricultural fields; Single dwelling
Current functions
Agricultural outbuildings; Storage; Agricultural fields; Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1916; 1946
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4
Contributing sites: 1

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