Category Archives: Dutchess County

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 2

Continuing from Part One, here are photographs of the Yonkers Power Station and Hudson River State Hospital. YONKERS POWER STATION HUDSON RIVER STATE HOSPITAL

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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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Presidential Weekend

After a few intensively researched posts, I’m going to keep this simple. Here are some shots from a couple days exploring this weekend. 1. Ossining A quick visit to a doomed old house. Next, I met up with Christopher Radko … Continue reading

Posted in Dutchess County, Non-ruins, Westchester County | 12 Comments

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A calendar of heretofore unpublished photographs from 2011.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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Dover Stone Church

It’s not a church, but it is made of stone, and it is located in Dover, NY. It could be a church, if your religion is nature. It is a pretty cool geologic formation, and I suspect it isn’t as … Continue reading

Posted in Dutchess County, Nature Sites | 5 Comments

Tioronda demolitions, Beacon, NY

For the last couple of months, demolition has been occurring at the Tioronda Hat Works on the Fishkill Creek in Beacon. The c. 1879 mill became a warehouse in 1949 and was purchased by real estate developer William Ehrlich and … Continue reading

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Halcyon Hall / Bennett School For Girls, Millbrook, NY

Preservation Magazine recently published an online article about the fate of Halcyon Hall in Millbrook, NY, which has an October 1 date with the wrecking ball. The eclectic assemblage of Shingle, Tudor revival and Queen Anne architecture was built as … 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

Posted in Columbia County, Dutchess County, Greene County | 2 Comments

Beekman Meeting House, Lagrange

The Poughkeepsie Journal published an article today about the ruins of the Beekman Meeting House, built in 1809 by an orthodox Quaker society in Lagrange (Dutchess County). Much of the house has collapsed but one standing section can still be … Continue reading

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