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West Point Foundry


  • Address: NY 90
  • Vicinity: Foundry Cove between NY 90 and NY Central RR tracks
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1817/00/00 West Point Foundry Architect Incorporated by Gouverneur Kemble, the West Point Foundry Association begins operations.
1817/00/00 Gouverneur Kemble Founder Incorporated by Gouverneur Kemble, the West Point Foundry Association begins operations.
1830/10/00 Built for the SC Canal and Rail Road Co by the West Point Foundry of New York, the "Best Friend of Charleston" (lost), the first steam-powered railroad locomotive manufactured in the United States for revenue service, is shipped to Charleston, SC. Birth of the American Railroads
1836/11/00 Robert Parker Parrott Work Robert Parker Parrott becomes the superintendent the West Point Iron and Cannon Foundry in Cold Spring, New York, with which he would be associated for the remainder of his life.

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Particulars for West Point Foundry:
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Level of Significance Local
Historic Use Manufacturing facility
Owner Private



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 11th April 1973

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: West Point Foundry
Registry Address: Foundry Cove between NY 90 and NY Central RR tracks
Registry Number: 73001250
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 93
Contributing Buildings: 2
Non-Contributing Buildings: 3
Contributing Sites: 3
Contributing Structures: 2
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Industry
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Historic Function: Industry, processing, extraction
Historic Sub-Function: Manufacturing facility
Current Function: Industry, processing, extraction
Current Sub-Function:

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