Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lebanon Springs Union Free School / Demolition Alert Update

The New Lebanon School district is proceeding with demolition of the vacant Lebanon Springs Union Free School in northeastern Columbia County. The school was built in 1913 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Follow these links … 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

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Albert Bierstadt’s Malkasten, Tarrytown, NY – Part 1

Malkasten: Irvington-on-Hudson. “Bierstadt Collection. Malkasten. Irvington on Hudson (exterior).“. B/w print, 5.25 x 3.75in (13.25 x 9.25 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bierstadt. (N200_B473_A1_1996.169.3.jpg) Gift of Joyce Randall Edwards. Here in the Hudson Valley we have a bounty of historic sites and … Continue reading

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Albert Bierstadt’s Malkasten, Tarrytown, NY – Part 2

Here I examine the present-day site of Malkasten, the Hudson River home of artist Albert Bierstadt. The history of the house was discussed in Part One of this thread. All photographs February 11, 2012. Bierstadt’s entrance pillars and drive, East … Continue reading

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Farcus Hott (Katy’s Cave), Greenburgh, NY

Early in the winter of 2011 I met up with fellow Irvingtonian Steve Colucci for some hikes around the woods of East Irvington, much of which is now officially known as Taxter Ridge Park Preserve (Town of Greenburgh). We visited … Continue reading

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Maryknoll Seminary, Ossining, NY

One of my favorite buildings in the Hudson Valley is the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Seminary which is located on a hilltop high above the Hudson River in Ossining (Bing Aerial). According to American Architecture, Westchester County, New York by … Continue reading

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