Category Archives: Columbia County

A Look Back at “Nobody’s Fool” – Part Two

Picking up from where we left off in Part One, in the Matteawan section of Beacon: 25. Main Street, Beacon I lucked out here! I just walked up the street from the Tip Top Construction site when, rounding the corner, … Continue reading

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A Look Back at “Nobody’s Fool” – Part One

One of my favorite movies, maybe my favorite movie, is “Nobody’s Fool.” There might be a few reasons why I like it so much, but the fact that it draws on familiar and interesting architecture and locations, right here in … 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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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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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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State Hospital, Powerhouse, and the Hudson

One recent beautiful, made-to-order summer day I took a walk around the campus of the Hudson River State Hospital in Poughkeepsie. My first stop there was the Snow Rehabilitation Center, a work of 1970s concrete awesomeness, well-suited to photography with … Continue reading

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