Category Archives: Demolition Alert

Building 52, Anaconda Wire and Cable Company

Building 52, Anaconda Wire and Cable Company Hastings-on-Hudson, NY The last remaining building from the Anaconda Wire and Cable Company is again being considered for demolition. This weekend I was forwarded the following email which the mayor of Hastings-on-Hudson sent … Continue reading

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Tarrytown’s Bridge Plaza Shopping Center Neon Signs

It is not often that we chronicle shopping centers here at Hudson Valley Ruins, but now that some centers are well past fifty years old they at least meet the age criteria to be considered “historic.” Whether one of these … 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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2012 – The Demolition Year in Review

Well, the world didn’t end today (not yet) but 2012 was the end of the line for many historic and architecturally significant buildings here in the Hudson Valley. The Hudson River Valley is designated a National Heritage Area. We encourage … 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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HVR News – October 14, 2012

A few updates here as there have been recent additions to the Hudson Valley Demolition Alert. KOSPA FARMHOUSE, EAST GREENBUSH In August, a house in East Greenbush (Rensselaer County) presumed to date to the 18th-century was burned down by four … Continue reading

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Firth Carpet mills fire, again

The Firth Carpet Company mills caught fire on Wednesday June 20. The site burned once before in January when a great conflagration left much of the western portion of the complex of mill buildings in ruins. The ruins were still … Continue reading

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HVR News – May 11, 2012

I received a card a couple of days ago from Historic Hudson announcing tours of the Oliver Bronson House, May 19 and 20, 2012, 1pm and 3pm daily. This early 19th century home was remodeled by Alexander Jackson Davis in … Continue reading

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Orange County Government Center, Goshen, NY

A preservation battle is brewing in Orange County and stirring up national interest. The subject is the Orange County Government Center (Bing aerial), hated by some, loved by others. Its Modernist boxy look contrasts with the pre-Revolutionary village of Goshen’s … Continue reading

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Tamarack Lodge fire

The Tamarack Lodge in Greenfield Park (Ulster County) burned on Saturday April 7, 2012. Over 30 buildings were destroyed; some were occupied but the main building and others were abandoned. The Times-Herald Record has an article here and a video … Continue reading

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