Category Archives: Demolition Alert

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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Lebanon Springs Union Free School / Demolition Alert Update

The New Lebanon School district is proceeding with demolition of the vacant Lebanon Springs Union Free School in northeastern Columbia County. The school was built in 1913 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Follow these links … Continue reading

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Firth Carpet Mill fire, Cornwall

A large fire tore through the Firth Carpet Company mill in Cornwall (Orange County) on Sunday January 15, 2012. Built on the Moodna Creek, the mill was later owned by the Majestic Weaving Company and currently houses a number of … Continue reading

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Tarrytown Village Hall

It was one year ago today (December 4 as I start writing this) that the historic village hall, an old mansion, was demolished. Today I present photos of demolition day, as I have not posted them to the internet yet. … Continue reading

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Public School 6, Yonkers

Public School 6, one of our favorite ruins in Yonkers, is again slated for the wrecking ball. A plan to raze it several years ago and to construct a Walgreens on the site dissipated and the chosen developer was later … 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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Memorial Field, Mount Vernon / Cross-Processing

Although photo labs have almost entirely stopped producing color slides in-store, you can still get E-6 film processed at local labs. By “cross-processing” the film, the lab will run it through the same chemicals used for developing color negative (C-41) … Continue reading

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Tioronda demolitions, Beacon, NY

For the last couple of months, demolition has been occurring at the Tioronda Hat Works on the Fishkill Creek in Beacon. The c. 1879 mill became a warehouse in 1949 and was purchased by real estate developer William Ehrlich and … Continue reading

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Demo Alert – Meads Mountain House; Millwood Station

Sorry, the original entry for this post got published too soon. Here it is in full form. Here’s a couple of Demolition Alert updates – one that happened already and one that is only a threat but a threat that … Continue reading

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Halcyon Hall / Bennett School For Girls, Millbrook, NY

Preservation Magazine recently published an online article about the fate of Halcyon Hall in Millbrook, NY, which has an October 1 date with the wrecking ball. The eclectic assemblage of Shingle, Tudor revival and Queen Anne architecture was built as … Continue reading

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