1925 New York State Grain Elevator at Oswego

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert

As the Hudson Valley region undergoes its most massive physical transformation since Urban Renewal, we are losing historic sites at an alarming pace. Call it suburbanization, sprawl, whatever you like. We are losing the places that gave the Hudson Valley its identity in the first place. 

Know of an historic building scheduled for demolition? 
Email yasinsac@hudsonvalleyruins.org, with a name, location, description of building and scheduled date of demolition. Please keep photos relatively small - 400 pixels wide is fine. We will add new sites as notified.

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February 19, 2018

Rockland State Hospital,

Orangeburg, NY

~Undergoing demolition 
winter 2018~

Demolition is underway on more than 30 buildings at the Rockland State Hospital (Rockland Psychiatric Center) property in Orangeburg. In 2017 the Town of Orangetown sold 61 acres to JP Morgan Chase which will construct a 150,000 square-foot data center on the site. The 60 acres are a portion of the 348 acres acquired by the Town of Orangetown from New York State in 2002, out of the total 550 acres that comprised the extent of the hospital grounds. Construction of the hospital buildings began c. 1927 and continued through the 1930s. Rockland Psychiatric Center continues to operate inpatient and outpatient services in more-modern facilities the state-owned portion of the property.

Source article:
"Orangetown closes on $7.5M sale of Rockland Psychiatric Center." By Akiko Matsuda, The Journal News, October 20, 2017.

Link to this entry: http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/alert/2018.html#rockland

January 14, 2018

St. John the Evangelist Church

Stockport, NY

The Church of St. John the Evangelist in Stockport is being dismantled. The church building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is thought to be the oldest Episcopal Church building in Columbia County. The wooden church was built c. 1846, according to its National Register form, and closed in 2014. The Episcopal Church sold the church building - but not the land it stands on - to a "private company" in 2017. It is reported that the church will be rebuilt elsewhere but a newspaper article does not identify the new owner nor specific plans for the rebuilding of the church. On December 21, 2017, the Town of Stockport posted a stop-work order on the church, stating that no demolition permits were pulled for this project. 

Source article:
"Historic Church To Be Moved To New Home." By Anthony Fiducia, Columbia Greene Media. December 20, 2017.

Link to this entry: http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/alert/2018.html#stjohn


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Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2016
   "The Barracks"/Mohegan Lake Boys School, Lake Mohegan; Harmon Railroad 
   Shop, Croton-on-Hudson; Nathaniel Booth House, Kingston; Village Hall, 
   Grandview; Hudson River State Hospital, Poughkeepsie; Matteawan Manufacturing 
   Company, Beacon, Brandreth Pill Factory, Ossining.

Matteawan Company, Beacon, NY.
Demolished April 2016

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2015
   Letchworth Village, Thiells; The Croft, Ossining; Orange County Government 
   Center, Goshen; Abram Lent House, Orangetown; Hudson River State Hospital, 
   Poughkeepsie; Middletown State Hospital, Middletown; Julia L. Butterfield 
   Memorial Hospital, Cold Spring; Nepera Chemical, Harriman.  

Abram Lent House, Orangetown, NY
Demolished April 2015

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2014
   Abram Lent House, Orangetown; Blue Store, Livingston; Oulagisket, Garrison;
   Halcyon Hall; Millbrook; Fort orange Paper Company, Castleton-on-Hudson;
   St. James Chapel, Garrison; Yonkers Teutonia, Yonkers.

Blue Store, Livingston, NY
Burned March 2014

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2013
   St. Patrick's Church, Watervliet; Starlite Theater, Latham; Bridge Plaza Neon    
   Signs, Tarrytown; Jackson House, Fishkill; Horton Sphere, Poughkeepsie; Second 
   Reformed Church, Philmont; Paul Clark House & Tavern, Albany; Yonkers 
   Teutonia, Yonkers; Curry Chevrolet Neon Signs, Scarsdale; Upper Station, Hudson.


Jackson House, Fishkill, NY
December 2013

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2012
   Bella Vista / Elk's Club, Ossining; Brandreth Pill factory, Ossining; Lebanon 
   Springs Union Free School, New Lebanon; 19 Livingston Avenue, Dobbs Ferry;    
   19th-century  brick mansion, Verplanck; Middle Hope Drive-In Theater, Middle 
   Hope; New York  Central-Putnam Division Railroad Station, Millwood; Rock Hill 
   Lodge / Holland Sporting Club, Mohegan Lake; Kospa Farmhouse, East 
   Greenbush; Matteawan Manufacturing Company, Beacon; Nelson House Hotel, 
   Poughkeepsie; Fresh Air  Home, Tomkins Cove; Knapp House, Yorktown; 
   Nathan's Hot Dogs, Yonkers; Teaberry Port, West Nyack; Public School 6, 
   Yonkers; Clovelea, Saugerties.

Lebanon Springs Union Free School
New Lebanon, NY
Demolished February 2012

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2011
   Brick Tavern, Claverack; Dutchess County Alms House, Poughkeepsie;
   Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad Shop, Green Island; Memorial Field, Mount    
   Vernon; Malloy's Pharmacy, Stony Point; Texaco Research Laboratory, Beacon;
   Strang-Melbourne House, Yorktown; New York Central-Putnam Railroad Station, 
   Millwood; Meads Mountain House, Woodstock; Tioronda Hat Works, Beacon; 

Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad Shop, Green Island, NY
Burned March 2011

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2010
   Tuxedo Electric Light Co. Power Station, Tuxedo; 12-14 North Astor Street, 
   Irvington; Bannerman's Island Arsenal, Fishkill; Anaconda Wire and Cable 
   Company, Hasting-on-Hudson; Hudson River Knitting Mill, Hudson; 
   Hamlet of Newton Hook, Stuyvesant; Hudson River State Hospital, Pougheepsie; 
   Historic Village Hall, Tarrytown; Dutton Lumberyard, Poughkeepsie; 
   Malloy's Pharmacy, Stony Point; Halcyon Hall, Millbrook; Freeman House, 
   Port Ewen; John Green House, Nyack; Teaberry Port, West Nyack; St. Peter's    
   Elementary School, Kingston; Public Bath Number 4, Yonkers.

Historic Village Hall
Tarrytown, NY
Demolished December 2010

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2009
   Stauffer chemical factory, Dobbs Ferry; Memorial Field, Mount Vernon; Hotel 
   Wellington, Albany; Carvel Ice Cream Bakery, Hartsdale; James Thompson Mill,
   Valley Falls; 284 Main Street, Poughkeepsie; Heritage Park Stadium, Colonie; 
   Proctor's Theater, Troy.

Carvel Ice Cream Bakery
Hartsdale, NY
Demolished April 2009

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2008
   Centennial Hose Company firehouse, Peekskill; Warburton Avenue Block, 
   Yonkers; Masonic Lodge, Yonkers; Fort Slocum/David's Island, New Rochelle; 
   Kedem Winery, Milton; The Lancaster, Hastings-on-Hudson; Storms Tavern, 
   Valley Cottage; Powell and Minnock Brickyard, Coeymans;  Rensselaer Iron 
   Works, Troy; Vineyard Avenue Fire Station, Yonkers; Yonkers Health Center, 
   Yonkers; Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie; Carvel Ice Cream 
   Bakery, Hartsdale; Lovett Generating Station, Tomkins Cove.

Powell and Minnock kiln sheds 
Coeymans, NY. 
Demolished Winter 2007-2008.

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2007
   Red Apple Rest, Tuxedo; Browning-Green Mansion, Tarrytown; Erie Railroad 
   Station, Harriman; Chester Hide and Skin, Chester; Woodlands Lake Restaurant, 
   Irvington; Lafayette Paper Company, New Windsor; Hudson River State Hospital,
   Poughkeepsie; 67 North Broadway, Yonkers; Goodhue Memorial Hall (Hackley 
   School), Tarrytown; Carvel Ice Cream bakery, Hartsdale; Annie's Snack Shack,
   Stony Point, Dennings Point Brick Works, Beacon; Terwilliger's Grist Mill,
   Saugerties; Theall-McCollum (Croton Magnetic) Mine, Brewster; Putnam and 
   Mellor Engine and Hose Companies, Port Chester; Halcyon Hall update, 

Annie's Snack Shack, 
Stony Point, NY
Demolished October 2007

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2006
   Stokes-Greene Mansion, Cortlandt; Habirshaw Wire Company, Yonkers; New
   York Rubber factory, Beacon; County Asphalt plant, Tarrytown; Waterfront 
   industrial buildings, Ossining; Storms Tavern, Valley Cottage; Henry Gourdine's
   fishing shed, Ossining; Grandview School, Catskill; first Carvel Ice Cream stand,
   Hartsdale; Continental Army Encampment and Supply Depot, Fishkill; Tioronda
   Bridge, Beacon; North Highlands Methodist Episcopal Church, Philisptown.

Henry Gourdine's Fishing Shed,
Ossining, NY
Demolished May 2006

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert 2005
    Tioronda Bridge, Beacon; Vineyard Avenue Fire Station #2, Yonkers; Public 
    School 6, Yonkers; Sedgwick Machine, Poughkeepsie; Yonkers Power Station,    
    Yonkers; Rockland Drive-In Theatre, Monsey; Halcyon Hall, Millbrook; 
    Farmhouse, Tarrytown; Nelson House, Poughkeepsie.

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert July - December, 2004
    Forst Meat Packing, Kingston; Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research,
   Yonkers; Trolley Barn, Kingston; Kimlin Cider Mill, Poughkeepsie; Fort  
   Homestead, Poughkeepsie

Hudson Valley Demolition Alert February - June, 2004
    Tappan Zee Playhouse, Nyack; Hutton Brickyard, Kingston; Smith-Robinson
    House, Ossining; Anaconda Wire and Cable, Hastings-on-Hudson; Garner
    Bleachery, Wappingers Falls; Elks Club (Carpenter Mansion), Ossining; 
    Campbell House, Mount Pleasant; Grandview School, Catskill.

New York Rubber Factory, 
Beacon, NY
Burned August 2005

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