Author Archives: HV-Rob

Northgate Lecture May 21 in Cold Spring

The Northgate Ruins Putnam History Museum, Cold Spring, NY This Saturday, May 21 at 5pm, Thom Johnson and I will present our research on the Northgate Ruins (popularly known as the Cornish Estate). We will present the property’s history, including … Continue reading

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HVR Lecture April 23 in Hyde Park

Thomas Rinaldi will present Hudson Valley Ruins Saturday April 23 at 2:00pm at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. The presentation will be one of four author talks as part of the fourth annual … Continue reading

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Brandreth Pill Factory demolished

In a true crime-against-architecture, Ossining’s Brandreth Pill Factory has been demolished. The 1872 factory building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of Westchester County’s most significant industrial buildings, and it was an especially handsome example … Continue reading

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Teaching From Ruins – Lecture March 18

Irvington Historical Society presentation by Thom Johnson and Rob Yasinsac. “Teaching from Ruins” is dedicated to Irvington’s Peter K. Oley whose “out-of-the-box” teaching of history inspired Yasinsac to learn about ruins in and around the village. At Irvington High School, … Continue reading

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HVR February 2016 Updates

Recently there have been notable developments regarding abandoned and endangered buildings in the Hudson Valley – the planned demolition of a 19th century bluestone house, a listing of preservation-worthy structures, and the proposed reuse of a significant endangered site. Nathaniel … Continue reading

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Harmon Railroad Shop

Commuters along the MTA Metro-North Hudson Line should have noticed that the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Maintenance Shop at Harmon (Croton-on-Hudson) is undergoing substantial demolition and reconstruction. The work will include demolition and replacement of the eastern … Continue reading

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HVR 2015

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Reflections On and With Mr. Bannerman’s Tower

Hello Friends of Hudson Valley Ruins, Please read below for information about an upcoming photography exhibit by a good friend of mine, which I think would be of interest to you. Rob _____________________________________________________ Reflections On and With Mr. Bannerman’s Tower … Continue reading

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When Everything Gets Left Behind

The New York Times recently posted an article about dying alone in New York City. Just a few days ago I photographed this house filled with the contents of its last owner. I have no information on why the house … Continue reading

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HVR Lecture August 15, 2015

Please join Tom Rinaldi and I for our first Hudson Valley Ruins presentation since 2012! Our illustrated presentation will be accompanied by a small photo exhibit of ruins found in Ulster County. Saturday August 15, 2015 3:00pm Saugerties Historical Society … Continue reading

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