Category Archives: Historic Preservation

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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District No. 1 Public School renovations, Athens, NY

It has been a while since I spent considerable time on the west side of the upper Hudson Valley, so this past Saturday I visited some of my favorite little river landing villages in Greene County. I also intended to … Continue reading

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Bannerman’s Island Arsenal – Tower Stabilization

Some good news here for a turn. I have just received some photos from Wes Gottlock of the Bannerman Castle Trust that show the beginning of work being done to stabilize the tower of Bannerman’s Island Arsenal. The arsenal, or … Continue reading

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Beacon, August 2013

On my way home from Rosendale I stopped in Beacon for what is becoming my post-explore dinner at Tito Santana’s Tacqueria. I usually get a couple of tofu tacos and a Mexican coke, and slice of vegan chocolate cake if … Continue reading

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HVR Updates – February 2013

Reynolds Farmhouse, Somers, NY It is not often that we get to report good news but that is what is underway at Angle Fly preserve in Somers (Westcehster County). The Somers Land Trust plans to restore the c. 1776 Reynolds … Continue reading

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Boyce Thompson Institute – RFP

Press release just in from City Hall: CITY OF YONKERS ISSUES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE ACQUISITION & REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER BOYCE THOMPSON INSTITUTE SITE YONKERS, NY — November 16, 2012 – The City of Yonkers today announced its release … Continue reading

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Yonkers Power Station proposal

The Journal News yesterday reported on a plan to redevelop the Yonkers Power Station. New owner Ron Shemesh and his company Glenwood POH plan to create a hotel and conference center within the existing buildings of the power station. The … Continue reading

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St. George’s Church, Mohegan Lake, NY

The family of prominent painter, muralist, author, and stained glass designer John LaFarge is associated with this formerly abandoned church (Bing aerial), located in northern Westchester County. John LaFarge’s widowed mother, Louisa Binese LaFarge, moved into a nearby Swiss chalet-style … Continue reading

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Warburton Avenue, Yonkers

The Journal News reported that a once-threatened row of buildings on Warburton Avenue in Yonkers will be preserved. In late 2007, the Greyston Foundation announced plans that would demolish the connected buildings located opposite Philipse Manor Hall (a later proposal … Continue reading

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Burger-Matthews House, Kingston

It’s not too often we get to report good news, but here’s a developing story out of Kingston, New York. The City of Kingston Planning Board granted Transart Services permission to operate an African-American cultural museum at the c. 1873 … Continue reading

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