Fort Crown Point

Also known as: Crown Point State Historic Site, Fort Amherst
Crown Point Reservation, SW of Lake Champlain Bridge on NY 185, Crown Point, New York

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Fort Crown Point

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1989

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Description 

Fort Crown Point is the architectural and archeological type specimen for further study of 18th-century military engineering, in a ruined but otherwise undisturbed state. The fort played a major role in the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War. The major fortification was destroyed by fire in 1773. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 24, 1968

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1968
Reference number
68000033
Areas of significance
Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Military; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; D - Information Potential
Property type
District
Historic function
Fortification
Current functions
Park; Agricultural outbuildings
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant years
1759; 1760; 1773
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 5

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2018: Updated by Jim Allen: corrected address
  • June 5, 2018: New photos from Jim Allen
  • May 9, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • January 24, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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