HVR February 2016 Updates

Recently there have been notable developments regarding abandoned and endangered buildings in the Hudson Valley – the planned demolition of a 19th century bluestone house, a listing of preservation-worthy structures, and the proposed reuse of a significant endangered site.

Nathaniel Booth House, Kingston
A 19th-century bluestone house in Kingston’s Rondout section is slated for demolition under a city program that targets vacant/neglected structures for demolition. Historically associated with Nathaniel Booth, grocer, freelance bookkeeper and shipper of Kingston bluestone, the house was granted a temporary reprieve by Kingston Mayor Steve Noble. The purpose of Noble’s reprieve was to allow the homeowner to seek assistance for stabilization of the house. However, a representative of the owner stated that the city can proceed with demolition of the house .

Albany Endangered Buildings
The Historic Albany Foundation recently announced its every-five-years list of endangered structures in the Albany area, inclusive of a number of buildings familiar to us.

See the full list here: www.historic-albany.org/ehr/


St. John’s Roman Catholic Church


St. John’s Roman Catholic Church


Third Precinct Police Station


Third Precinct Police Station


Third Precinct Police Station


Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church

Hutton Company Brick Works, Kingston
In what may prove to be great news for one of the Hudson Valley’s most significant endangered sites, the Daily Freeman reports that a real estate company called MWest Holdings has acquired the Hutton Company Brick Works property in Kingston and has engaged in partnership with Brooklyn Flea to operate a weekly market, “Smorgasburg,” at the formerly abandoned brickyard. The Daily Freeman’s article implies the preservation of the brickyard site; we await confirmation of what will be preserved, and for the long-term overall site plans.

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