Category Archives: Ulster County

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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HVR 2012

As I did last year, I present a calendar of images not yet published on this website (except possibly for one picture from a month in which I did not shoot many ruins.) [I published this post two days ago … Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Moon Houses

In his landmark 1939 publication The Hudson, Carl Carmer wrote “The lands on the Hudson in the last fifty years have been absorbed to an amazing degree by institutions… The Roman Catholic Church owns more land on the shores of … Continue reading

Posted in Dutchess County, Non-ruins, Ulster County, Westchester County | 36 Comments

Six Degrees of the British Monarchy and Hudson Valley Ruins

Recently I received the following two images of a carpet swatch from Dave Morrison whose father George was assistant to the Vice President, Operations & Industrial Relations of the Alexander Smith & Sons Carpet Company in Yonkers, NY. The cutting … 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

Posted in Columbia County, Demolition Alert, Dutchess County, Orange County, Tours Lectures and Events, Ulster County, Westchester County | 4 Comments

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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HVR 2011

A calendar of heretofore unpublished photographs from 2011. JANUARY Yes, there is an abandoned house (partially) in this photograph. Rockland County. FEBRUARY Frank Chevrolet, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County. Actually I took this shot in early March. Apparently I didn’t shoot … 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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