Briarcliff Lodge

The Briarcliff Lodge book
For one hundred and one years a most magnificent building stood in the heart of Westchester County. Embodying the finest image of domestic architecture of its time, Briarcliff Lodge was a second home to future United States Presidents, New York State Governors and foreign dignitaries, movie stars and professional athletes, and the scene of memorable occasions for local residents. In later years, the Lodge served as a center of higher learning for two private institutions. All the while those who went to school here or lived nearby grew strongly attached to this building. Empty it sat since its doors closed in December 1994, while plans for its adaptive reuse were dismissed or unfulfilled. Yet Briarcliff Lodge retained much of its original architectural and structural integrity into the 21st century. Several concerned citizens acted to save Briarcliff Lodge in its centennial, while it sat forlorn and forgotten. On September 20, 2003, the original 1902 wood-frame structure burned to the ground, four days before the three-month demolition process was set to begin.

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MARCH 17, 2010: Arcadia Publishing has just reprinted Briarcliff Lodge. Copies can be purchased through the Arcadia Publishing website.

History of Briarcliff Lodge

Exterior Photos

Interior Photos

Other Buildings

Historic Images

"Then and Now"
September 20, 2003 April, 2004
September, 2007

Last Updated - September 25, 2007



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