Category Archives: Dutchess County

HVR Opening Reception & Sale of Wyndclyffe

HUDSON VALLEY RUINS at the NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM Many thanks to all who attended the opening reception and gallery tour on September 24! Tom Rinaldi and I had a lot of fun leading the tour and we hope you … Continue reading

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Reflections On and With Mr. Bannerman’s Tower

Hello Friends of Hudson Valley Ruins, Please read below for information about an upcoming photography exhibit by a good friend of mine, which I think would be of interest to you. Rob _____________________________________________________ Reflections On and With Mr. Bannerman’s Tower … Continue reading

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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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Halloween Blog Part 4 – An Italian Murder?

Well, that’s some serious detective work right there. The Coroner and the Chief of Police were of the opinion that this man was murdered, before his head, arm, and foot were chopped off and his remains tied with telegraph wire … Continue reading

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Halloween Blog Part 2 – The Dam Fool

Haverstraw had its brickyards, Peekskill its stove works, south of Catskill were the Portland cement works – so many places along the Hudson were known for one particular industry. Though other trades – brick-making, textile manufacturing, and machine production – … Continue reading

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Bannerman Castle Night Photography

I recently had the opportunity to spend a night at Bannerman’s Castle for an overnight kayak & camp event. After the attendees settled into their tents I took some photographs of the ruins. There was no moon this night so … Continue reading

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Ice Yachting on the Frozen Hudson River, 2014!

Ice yachts lined up at Astor Point, Barrytown, NY. March 2, 2014. What a historic couple of weeks on the Hudson River! This winter’s constant freezing temperatures made it possible for the Hudson River to form a solid cover for … Continue reading

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Jackson House, Fishkill

Fishkill’s Jackson House was demolished on December 3, 2013, following an executive meeting of the Village Board of Trustees the night before at which the Building Inspector and Mayor James Miccio declared the house to be “unsafe.” Although the house … Continue reading

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Bannerman’s Island Arsenal – Tower Stabilization

Some good news here for a turn. I have just received some photos from Wes Gottlock of the Bannerman Castle Trust that show the beginning of work being done to stabilize the tower of Bannerman’s Island Arsenal. The arsenal, or … Continue reading

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