Monthly Archives: April 2012

St. George’s Church, Mohegan Lake, NY

The family of prominent painter, muralist, author, and stained glass designer John LaFarge is associated with this formerly abandoned church (Bing aerial), located in northern Westchester County. John LaFarge’s widowed mother, Louisa Binese LaFarge, moved into a nearby Swiss chalet-style … Continue reading

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Orange County Government Center, Goshen, NY

A preservation battle is brewing in Orange County and stirring up national interest. The subject is the Orange County Government Center (Bing aerial), hated by some, loved by others. Its Modernist boxy look contrasts with the pre-Revolutionary village of Goshen’s … Continue reading

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Briarcliff Lodge and the Titanic

There is a lot going on in the news regarding the upcoming 100-year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and I may as well join in on the big boat bandwagon. There is a direct connection with Titanic and … Continue reading

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Tamarack Lodge fire

The Tamarack Lodge in Greenfield Park (Ulster County) burned on Saturday April 7, 2012. Over 30 buildings were destroyed; some were occupied but the main building and others were abandoned. The Times-Herald Record has an article here and a video … Continue reading

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