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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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