Monthly Archives: September 2011

“Washington’s Headquarters” (Miller House), White Plains

One of Westchester’s oldest historical landmarks stands in peril in White Plains. The colonial home of Elijah and Ann Miller, presently a Westchester County Historic Site, is prominent for having briefly hosted George Washington at the time of the 1776 … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon NYWB RR Stations

A couple weeks ago I revisited a couple of the abandoned stations of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railroad, a defunct line (actually two branches) that crossed southeast Westchester County to a terminal on the present-day site of the … 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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