Wash House & Cannery (c.1858)

Wash House & Cannery (c.1858) (HM26FQ)

Location: Albany, NY 12211 Albany County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 44.489', W 73° 48.729'

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Shaker Creek provided water for both the canning and laundry operations. The first laundry, done on December 12, 1859, used a steam powered washing machine. Albany County used the building for laundry until the mid 1980s. Today it is a workshop.
The Shakers here were pioneers in the canning industry. Canning was done in a wooden wing behind the wash house, replaced by garages after 1930. Fruits and vegetables canned here included tomatoes, beans, corn, and applesauce. Canning continued until 1921.
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HM NumberHM26FQ
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Placed ByShaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 597225 N 4732791
Decimal Degrees42.74148333, -73.81215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.489', W 73° 48.729'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 29.34" N, 73° 48' 43.74" W
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Area Code(s)518, 212
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4 Meeting House Rd, Albany NY 12211, US
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