Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pittsburgh Civic Arena

More great mid-century Modern architecture. The arena is not long for this world – the beginning of the very end is getting near. Here are a few random photographs going back to October. When the dust settles, literally, I will … Continue reading

Posted in Hockey / Sports Arenas, Pennsylvania, USA Travel | 1 Comment

First Presbyterian Church (The Fish Church) – Stamford, CT

Just when it seemed things were getting fishy around here, I took a turn in that literal direction. Here’s another gem in Stamford’s crown of modern architectural marvels. The First Presbyterian Church (Bing Aerial link) is better known as the … Continue reading

Posted in Connecticut, Non-ruins | 2 Comments

High Ridge Office Park – Stamford, CT

Raise your hand if you like 1960s office buildings!! 2 High Ridge Park This past Friday was one of those awesome cold steel January days – blue skies, no clouds, no moisture in the air – perfect for photography, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments

Top Ten Books

Dutchess County Tourism released a list of Top Ten Books of Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley, as suggested by Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, and we are happy to see that Hudson Valley Ruins : Forgotten Landmarks of an American … Continue reading

Posted in Publications and Reviews | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Demolition Alert, Orange County | 2 Comments

Stone Walls

“There is a drama in the woods of New England and southern New York that may not be found anywhere else in the world.” ~ Susan Allport, Sermons in Stone. In her book Sermons in Stone (1990), Susan Allport cited … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Sites, Westchester County | 10 Comments