Fort Crailo

S of Columbia St. on Riverside Ave., Rensselaer, New York

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Description 

This brick farm house on the former Van Rensselaer estate is a fine example of a Hudson Valley house of the 18th century built in a Dutch style. It also exemplifies the Dutch colonial socio-political system of patronship. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 5, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000563
Architectural styles
Colonial; Other architectural type; Dutch Colonial
Areas of significance
Exploration/Settlement; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1750-1799
Significant years
1707; 1712; 1768