Category Archives: Demolition Alert

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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Hudson Valley Ruins Before the Internet?

When I recently photographed my grandmother’s artworks including her Tappan Zee Bridge construction paintings, my aunt also showed me some of her mom’s scrapbooks. One is entitled “Hudson River 1″ and the other one is labeled “Tarrytown 2.” Both books … Continue reading

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Jackson House, Fishkill

Fishkill’s Jackson House was demolished on December 3, 2013, following an executive meeting of the Village Board of Trustees the night before at which the Building Inspector and Mayor James Miccio declared the house to be “unsafe.” Although the house … Continue reading

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Chevrolet Neon Lost

Earlier this year I reported on the loss of one of Westchester County’s great collections of neon signs. As the year winds down I report on another loss – a set of neon signs that illuminated the Curry Chevrolet dealership … Continue reading

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Paul Clark House and Tavern, Albany

Undated image of the Paul Clark House, when it was Liggett’s Drug Store. From John Wolcott I received the news that the Tandoor Palace restaurant on Lark Street in Albany was demolished on Friday August 2, 2013. The restaurant was … Continue reading

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HVR Demolition Alert Update May 2013

St. Patrick’s Church, Watervliet Fred Rieck recently sent in these photographs of the demolition of St. Patrick’s Church in Watervliet (Albany County). Strictly speaking of buildings, this is about as heart-breaking as it gets. This perfectly good building served the … Continue reading

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Hutton Company Brick Works, Kingston

The future for a rare surviving example of a type of industrial operation once common along the Hudson River is in question pending the outcome of development plans for the site. The surviving structures of the Hutton Company Brick Works … Continue reading

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