Category Archives: Dutchess County

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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Paul Clark House and Tavern, Albany

Undated image of the Paul Clark House, when it was Liggett’s Drug Store. From John Wolcott I received the news that the Tandoor Palace restaurant on Lark Street in Albany was demolished on Friday August 2, 2013. The restaurant was … Continue reading

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Rub’s House

While I was over in the Matteawan section of Beacon last week I went to check on the status of a sort-of-famous little house that was featured in the the 1994 film “Nobody’s Fool.” I found this location quite by … Continue reading

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Beacon, August 2013

On my way home from Rosendale I stopped in Beacon for what is becoming my post-explore dinner at Tito Santana’s Tacqueria. I usually get a couple of tofu tacos and a Mexican coke, and slice of vegan chocolate cake if … Continue reading

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Taking down Hudson River brick in New York City

I saw this somewhat-sorry sight in Brooklyn a couple of weeks ago. Good-old Hudson River brick smashed up and tossed into a garbage dumpster. 325 Clinton Avenue is removing its historic facade of brick from the Dennings Point Brick Works … 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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Yonkers Power Station proposal

The Journal News yesterday reported on a plan to redevelop the Yonkers Power Station. New owner Ron Shemesh and his company Glenwood POH plan to create a hotel and conference center within the existing buildings of the power station. The … Continue reading

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HVR News – October 14, 2012

A few updates here as there have been recent additions to the Hudson Valley Demolition Alert. KOSPA FARMHOUSE, EAST GREENBUSH In August, a house in East Greenbush (Rensselaer County) presumed to date to the 18th-century was burned down by four … 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

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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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