Brandreth Pill Factory demolished

In a true crime-against-architecture, Ossining’s Brandreth Pill Factory has been demolished. The 1872 factory building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of Westchester County’s most significant industrial buildings, and it was an especially handsome example of the French Second Empire style of architecture. Following a lengthy period of time during which the building was undergoing a classic case of “demolition by neglect” by its owners Plateau Associates (Peter and Nicholas Stolatis), who wished to redevelop the property, the factory building’s west facade was torn down in April 2015 without permit. The rest of the building was demolished sometime in the last two weeks. Other Brandreth buildings remain standing and in use nearby; the 1872 structure was the largest building from the complex and the only one to not be in use in the last fifteen years.

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February 5, 2005

March 13, 2016

February 28, 2016

February 5, 2005

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8 Responses to Brandreth Pill Factory demolished

  1. Rebecca Elise Grunski says:

    Very interesting. Thanks Rob great post.

  2. Diane Foubert says:

    What a shame!!! Gorgeous building!

  3. Richard Cunningham says:

    A damn shame.

  4. Corky says:

    How ironic is it that the destroyer of this building, Nick Stolatis, is the senior director of TIAA-CREF’s Global Sustainability and Enterprise Initiatives?

  5. Marianne says:

    Recently was walking along the shores of Otsego Lake, Cooperstown NY, and came across 2 Anchor bricks laying at the water’s edge!

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