Shepard Avenue, on Helen Hill was named for Colonel Elliott Shepard, a son-in-law of William H. Vanderbilt. "When a man curing here named Shepard built a home for the [Presbyterian] minister out of appreciation and respect, they named a street 'Shepard' for him." 1 It runs north from River Street to a dead end after Prescott Place.

Old Address Post-911 Address Building Name Cure Evidence/Notes
Starts at the top of a bank overlooking north Main Street
1 Shepard Avenue 137 Shepard Avenue 1 Shepard Avenue

TBSWC, NYC1915,

DIS 1911

5 Shepard Avenue Vacant 5 Shepard Avenue

JOL1931, SLA1935,

PHR1930, DIS

6 Shepard Avenue Vacant 6 Shepard Avenue

SLA1935PHR1930DIS

Image,

Cure Cottages, p. 79

8 Shepard Avenue 134 Shepard Avenue 8 Shepard Avenue JOL1931, SLA1935, DIS
Passes Prescott Place (formerly Park Place)
12 Shepard Avenue 128 Shepard Avenue 12 Shepard Avenue TBSBC, TBSWC, USC1925, DIS
15 Shepard Avenue 121 Shepard Avenue 15 Shepard Avenue TBSBC, DIS
16 Shepard Avenue 122 Shepard Avenue 16 Shepard Avenue

TBSWCUSC1925DIS

Image

17 Shepard Avenue 113 Shepard Avenue Jackson Cottage 2 DIS 1911
18 Shepard Avenue 118 Shepard Avenue 18 Shepard Avenue

TBSBC, TBSWC,

USC1925, NYC1915,

DIS

20 Shepard Avenue (empty lot) 20 Shepard Avenue

SLA1935DIS

Image, Image,

Cure Cottages p. 166

Crosses Helen Street
23 Shepard Avenue Site vacant, 2009 23 Shepard Avenue  
24 Shepard Avenue 96 Shepard Avenue 24 Shepard Avenue USC1910
25 Shepard Avenue 93 Shepard Avenue 25 Shepard Avenue TBSBC, NYC1915, DIS
26 Shepard Avenue 98 Shepard Avenue Kennedy Cottage

PHR1930TBSBC

TBSWC, USC1910DIS

National Vaudeville Artists Cottage

28 Shepard Avenue 94 Shepard Avenue TBSBC, DIS
30 Shepard Avenue 90 Shepard Avenue 30 Shepard Avenue

SLA1935, PHR1930,

TBSBC, DIS

24 Front Street 85 Shepard Avenue 24 Front Street TBSBC, TBSWC
26 Front Street 83 Shepard Avenue 26 Front Street TBSBC
34 Shepard Avenue 82 Shepard Avenue Coulter Cottage TBSBC, TBSWC, DIS
38 Shepard Avenue 74 Shepard Avenue 38 Shepard Avenue

TBSWCDIS

Image

Passes Front Street
40 Shepard Avenue 64 Shepard Avenue 40 Shepard Avenue

SLD1906PHR1930

TBSBCTBSWC

USC1910DIS

Image,

Cure Cottages, p. 12 & 74

42 Shepard Avenue 60 Shepard Avenue 42 Shepard Avenue  
Sanborn maps between 1916 and 1961 show McCarthy Terrace heading southwest from this point.
43 Shepard Avenue/ 4 McCarthy Terrace 51 Shepard Avenue Endicott-Johnson Cottage Image
45 Shepard Avenue 47 Shepard Avenue 45 Shepard Avenue SLA1935, DIS
46 Shepard Avenue 50 Shepard Avenue 46 Shepard Avenue TBSBC, USC1925, DIS
46 1/2 Shepard Avenue Vacant 46 1/2 Shepard Avenue  
47 Shepard Avenue Burned in 1979 47 Shepard Avenue DIS
47 1/2 Shepard Avenue 41 Shepard Avenue 47 1/2 Shepard Avenue TBSBC
47 1/3 Shepard Avenue 43 Shepard Avenue 47 1/3 Shepard Avenue  
48 Shepard Avenue Vacant Walters Cottage

TBSBCTBSWCDIS,

Cure Cottages, p. 19

49 Shepard Avenue 39 Shepard Avenue 49 Shepard Avenue TBSBC, DIS
50 Shepard Avenue 44 Shepard Avenue 50 Shepard Avenue

TBSBC, USC1910,

USC1925, TBVA, DIS

53 Shepard Avenue 35 Shepard Avenue Davenport Cottage DIS 1911
54 Shepard Avenue 32 Shepard Avenue 54 Shepard Avenue

SLA1935TBSBC

USC1910USC1925

TBVADIS

Cure Cottages, p. 54

55 Shepard Avenue 31 Shepard Avenue 55 Shepard Avenue TBSBC, DIS
56 Shepard Avenue 32 Shepard Avenue    
56 1/2 Shepard Avenue 34 Shepard Avenue    
58 Shepard Avenue 30 Shepard Avenue 58 Shepard Avenue

TBSBC, TBSWC,

TBVA, DIS

59 Shepard Avenue 23 Shepard Avenue 59 Shepard Avenue  
60 Shepard Avenue   60 Shepard Avenue DIS
60 1/2 Shepard Avenue 28 Shepard Avenue Mrs. Murphy DIS 1953
61 Shepard Avenue 19 Shepard Avenue 61 Shepard Avenue  
62 Shepard Avenue 22 Shepard Avenue 62 Shepard Avenue  
Passes Clinton Avenue (formerly South Street)
63 Shepard Avenue 17 Shepard Avenue 63 Shepard Avenue  
64 Shepard Avenue 16 Shepard Avenue 64 Shepard Avenue DIS
66 Shepard Avenue 12 Shepard Avenue 66 Shepard Avenue  
68 Shepard Avenue vacant 68 Shepard Avenue  
70 Shepard Avenue   70 Shepard Avenue  
Ends at River Street

See also Photograph of Shepard Avenue, unknown date.

Comments

Footnotes

1. "Smoke gets in your eyes," Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 26, 1971, reprinted November 27, 2004.