Category Archives: Orange 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 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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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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Lower Hudson Valley Tour April 2012 – Part 1

Recently I had the pleasure of showing an out-of-state friend some of the highlights of ruins in the Hudson Valley. Nailhed and I spent two-and-a-half days visiting locations between Yonkers and Poughkeepsie, after which he continued on in his travels. … 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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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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