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Bristol Homestead, 541 Albany Turnpike


Known for many years as Bidwell’s Tavern, this simple Greek revival house was purchased by Anson Bristol in 1886 when it was River Dale Farm. Mr. Bristol was a dairy farmer and grew much of his own food. He raised sheep and pigs, grew tobacco and vegetables, made butter, cured bacon and cut ice on a pond nearby. For the last several years some of the land has been rented to farmers who grow truck crops and maintain a farm stand.  The farm is still owned by Anson Bristol's descendants.