Category Archives: Demolition Alert

NYWBRy, East Third Street Station Demolition

Mount Vernon’s East Third Street station of the New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway is undergoing demolition. The railway operated between 1912 and 1937 and the White Plains terminus of this branch was located at the present-day site of the … Continue reading

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HVR Opening Reception & Sale of Wyndclyffe

HUDSON VALLEY RUINS at the NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM Many thanks to all who attended the opening reception and gallery tour on September 24! Tom Rinaldi and I had a lot of fun leading the tour and we hope you … 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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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 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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Shadyside, Tarrytown

Up the hill from where I grew up in Tarrytown was an old estate whose mansion was demolished about 1980. The property was left undeveloped and it reverted to woods, though traces of the estate could still be found. Actually … Continue reading

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Demolition Day

Just a quick post to update you all on the rough weekend in Ossining. The biggest news is that the owner of the Brandreth Pill Factory, the Stolatis family/Plateau Associates, demolished the west facade of the c. 1872 factory building. … Continue reading

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The Croft at Teatown

This past week I was alerted a distressing story of a potential teardown of a beautiful, intact mansion at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining. January 25, 2015. The Croft, as it is known, was built c. 1914 by Arthur Vernay, … Continue reading

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Wagner House, Palatine Bridge, NY

Occasionally, but not often enough, I have reported here on my travels outside of the Hudson Valley. Last December I made a trip through Central New York (and I should probably do a post on that trip eventually) but for … Continue reading

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