Category Archives: Ulster County

Halloween 2016

Happy Halloween. Here’s a Jack O’Lantern of a house for you. This Ulster County house burned three years ago. Local newspaper articles said it was a multi-family home, “newly renovated” from an 1800s house, and was vacant for a week, … 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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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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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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A Vestige of Overlook

The Overlook Mountain House is one of the Hudson Valley’s most well-known and most-visited ruins, and was one of the first ruins outside of Westchester County that I trekked to. As with many other ruins whose interiors have vanished and … Continue reading

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Camp Chi-Wan-Da and some sites around Milton and Kingston

Camp Chi-Wan-Da, Ulster Park I don’t assume I’ve been to every notable ruined site along the Hudson, but it’s still a pleasant surprise to find out about an expansive property containing a number of ruins in various states of decay. … Continue reading

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Rosendale, August 2013

Charlie, We loved thee. LINKS: The Century House Historical Society (Widow Jane Mine) Snyder Estate Natural Cement Historic District Rosendale Natural Cement Products Walkill Valley Land Trust (Rosendale Trestle) Daily Freeman article on re-opening of trestle BONUS: We stopped in … Continue reading

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The Lion Gardiner

The National Railway Historical Society recently announced its first-ever list of endangered United States railroad landmarks. Included on the list are passenger stations majestic (Michigan Central Station in Detroit) and humble (Duffields Station in Virginia, believed to be the second-oldest … Continue reading

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Gracemere – old photo unearthed

A great benefit of having a website like this is the stream of communication received from persons well-connected with our ruins before they were ruins. Occasionally we receive some piece of information or some photograph or two that adds to … 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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