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January 25, 2017

Hudson River Knitting Mill

Hudson, NY

~ Demolished January 18, 2017 ~

The surviving portion of the Hudson River Knitting Mill burned and was subsequently demolished on January 18, 2017. About two-thirds of the mill complex was demolished in 2009, leaving one building standing. The City of Hudson donated the building to a non-profit organization in September 2016. The group, known as Kite's Nest, was using the mill building for storage and planned to develop a youth center there. 

Source article:
"Fire crews battle early morning fire in vacant warehouse." By Samantha DiMascio and Lindsay Nielsen, News 10 ABC. January 18, 2017.

Link to this entry: http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/alert/2017.html#hudson

Mother Cabrini School,

Esopus, NY

~ Demolished January 2017 ~

The Mother Cabrini School, part of the Cabrini West Park/Saint Cabrini Home property, was demolished in January 2017. Established in 1890 as an orphanage for immigrant Italian girls, the property also served as a novitiate and the orphanage expanded in scope and service. The Mother Cabrini School, built in 1934, closed in 2011 after incurring debt and following several tragic and unfortunate incidents. The novitiate remains active with a very small number of nuns living on-site, and the majority of the property is being offered for sale. We did not have a photograph of the school but images can be found at the links below.

Source article:
"Demolition, asbestos repairs underway at St. Cabrini Home." By Pauline Liu, The Times Herald Record. January 9, 2017.
"PHOTOS: Demolition underway at Cabrini Home." By Paul Brooks, The Times Herald Record. January 9, 2017.

Link to this entry: http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/alert/2017.html#cabrini

Bridge Diner

, NY

~ Demolished Late 2016 ~

The Bridge Diner, featured on page 29 of "Hudson Valley Ruins; Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape", has been demolished (although some websites suggest that a buyer was interested in relocating the structure). It was considered to be the most intact, extant, diner produced by the Bixler Manufacturing Company, whose diners were known for being wider and taller than typical diners of that time. This diner was built between 1931 and 1937. Although abandoned  for some time, the diner remained intact when we first photographed it around 2005. It had been gutted more recently, and was gone entirely by or around the end of 2016.

Further Information:
"Bridge Diner - Coeymans, NY. Photo from August 23, 1986." Facebook post.

Link to this entry: http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/alert/2017.html#diner

Zino Nursery,

Yorktown, NY

~ Demolished Fall 2017 ~

Taconic Motel,

Yorktown, NY

~ Demolished Fall 2017 ~

Preparations for a long-discussed project in Yorktown have begun at the northwest corner of Route 35/202 and the Taconic Parkway. A motel, gas station, and nursery will be demolished and in their place will be built a Lowe's Home Improvement store, two restaurants, and a bank. 

Source article:
"Cortlandt, Yorktown Get New Shopping Destinations." By Michael P. McKinney, The Journal News. January 5, 2017. 
"Costco Out; Lowe's In." By Brian Marschhauser, Yorktown News. September 15, 2016.

Link to this entry: http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/alert/2017.html#zino

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