Photo, Print, Drawing 25. Lumber and Grist Mill Aqueduct - North Family, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY Drawings from Survey HALS NY-7

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About this Item

Title
North Family, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY
Contributor Names
Historic American Landscapes Survey, creator
Lee, Ann
Meacham, Joseph
Bushnell, Richard
Evans, Frederick
Johnson, Moses
Bennet, Henry
Copley, Luther
Stewart, Amos
Crosman, Daniel
Wicks, Bramin
Shaker Museum and Library, sponsor
World Monuments Fund, sponsor
Dolinsky, Paul, program manager
Stocks, David, program coordinator
Burnham, Bonnie, program coordinator
Stevens, Christopher, project manager
Stutts, Matthew, field team
Rosenthal, James W, photographer
Bieretz, Renee, photographer
Driapsa, David, delineator
Grosse, Alan, delineator
Meessmann, Andrew, delineator
Driapsa, David, historian
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 2000
Subject Headings
-  religious groups
-  agricultural facilities
-  agriculture
-  barns
-  workshops
-  kitchen gardens
-  farms
-  waterworks
-  New York -- Columbia County -- New Lebanon
Latitude / Longitude
42.456412,-73.381405
Notes
-  Significance: Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, which operated from 1787 to 1947, was the largest, most successful, and influential of the Shaker communities in America, earning the reputation as the "Central Ministry." The Shakers were founded as a Christian sect in England in 1747 under the leadership of Ann Lee. Like many other protestant religious groups, the Shakers fled persecution to see religious toleration in America, first settling in New England and later expanding westward. The Shakers are a utopian, communal society based on principals of celibacy and self sufficiency, who embrace the tenets of equality of labor, gender, and race, as well as communal property, freedom, and pacifism. As the physical and spiritual center of the national Shaker community, which grew to nineteen villages, it was from Mount Lebanon that their beliefs and tenets were instituted and disseminated. The Shakers of Mount Lebanon and elsewhere are perhaps best recognized for their innovative approaches to the design and manufacture of goods based on function and simplicity. This was expressed in the objects that they produced such as buildings, furniture, and other household items. Their innovation and commonsense approach to design and management was also manifested in their village planning, as well as in their noteworthy agricultural and industrial pursuits.
-  Survey number: HALS NY-7
-  Building/structure dates: 1787 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1829-1859 Subsequent Work
-  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000511
Medium
Photo(s): 45
Color Transparencies: 15
Measured Drawing(s): 29
Data Page(s): 63
Photo Caption Page(s): 7
Call Number/Physical Location
HALS NY-7
Source Collection
Historic American Landscapes Survey (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
ny2059
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Online Format
image
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Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, Ann Lee, Joseph Meacham, Richard Bushnell, Frederick Evans, Moses Johnson, Henry Bennet, et al., Rosenthal, James W, and Renee Bieretz, photographer. North Family, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY. New York Columbia County New Lebanon, 2000. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ny2059/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, C., Lee, A., Meacham, J., Bushnell, R., Evans, F., Johnson, M. [...] Driapsa, D., Rosenthal, J. W. & Bieretz, R., photographer. (2000) North Family, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY. New York Columbia County New Lebanon, 2000. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ny2059/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, et al., photographers by Rosenthal, James W, and Renee Bieretz. North Family, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ny2059/>.

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