Greetings: I'm Rob Yasinsac and welcome to my half of the Hudson Valley Ruins
website. These photographs show the area's abandoned and endangered architecture from the
mid-1990s to the present day. Some ruins have been destroyed already, many are
still in decay, and a few have been or will be preserved. After viewing each
site, the link at the bottom of the site pages for "Yaz’ Hudson Valley
Ruins and Abandoned Buildings" will return you to this main page.
Distances given by roadways; measurements may vary depending on fastest route.
New York City measured from 42nd Street / Grand Central Terminal.
~ 29 MILES NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY /
133 MILES SOUTH OF ALBANY, AT TARRYTOWN
- The New York Central's Yonkers Power Station; Boyce Thompson Institute for
Plant Research; Alder Manor gardens; Public Bath Number 4; Vineyard Avenue Fire Station;
Yonkers Teutonia, and general
images around the city.
YONKERS POWER STATION NAMED TO
PRESERVATION LEAGUE OF NEW YORK STATE SEVEN TO SAVE LIST. DETAILS HERE.
Rochelle - The now-demolished ruins of Fort Slocum at Davids Island, a military installation abandoned in the 1960s.
- The Anaconda Wire and Cable factory and the steamboat Lancaster.
Mill River Parkway
- Parkway Service Stations; Dugan's Distributorship;
and the Woodlands Lake restaurant.
The European Health Spa. Modern architecture.
- The Rigel estate. Demolished.
- A castle-like ruin of the long-gone St. Cabrini Novitiate.
- The Halsey Teahouse; the Hermit’s Grave, Richmond Hill estate ruins.
and vicinity - The Tarrytown Hospital;
historic former Village Hall, the New Rochelle Water Company; Hudson River Yards Coal and Lumber building;
the "Old House" from Dark Shadows;" the Gracemere estate; and a
few other sites.
- The Starlite Coach Diner, demolished, and its neighbor, the Golden Star.
- An abandoned house. Demolished.
Manor / Scarborough
- Briarcliff Lodge (demolished - former home of The King's
College); and the Sparta Cemetery, final home of the famous Leather Man.
- The C. V. Pierce Company. Demolished.
- A trio of vacant downtown banks, the underground chambers of the Potter Estate (Mystic Pointe
Condominiums), Bella Vista mansion/Elk's Lodge, and Henry Gourdine's Fishing Shed.
- A mélange of ruins.
Lake - The Rock Hill Lodge resort, later the home of the Holland Sporting
- Donald J. Trump State Park - abandoned estate buildings.
- Small stone markers along the old post roads of Westchester County.
~ 61 MILES NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY / 99 MILES SOUTH OF ALBANY, AT COLD
Spring - Northgate (the Cornish
estate); the Lente House;
and the West Point Foundry.
- Croton Magnetic Mine ruins. One of the best-intact iron mine sites, now
6 Ruins - A tour of ruins and
architecture, primarily around Mahopac and Brewster.
and White Gallery 1 - Primarily images of stone ruins in Westchester and
~ 83 MILES NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY / 79 MILES SOUTH OF ALBANY, AT
Bannerman's Island Arsenal - "Bannerman's
Castle" - Including historic photos and Illumination photos (1998 &
- Matteawan State Hospital. Now part of a correctional facility, few get to see
this decaying gem as we did.
- Tioronda Hat factory, undergoing demolition in the fall of 2011.
- Brockway Brick Yard. We missed out on a magnificent brickyard ruin by just a
few years. Little remains today.
- The abandoned cemetery of the Reformed Dutch Church.
- The Bennett School for Girls (Halcyon Hall). A most photogenic, and oft-photographed,
- Hudson River State Hospital.
- Opening Day of the Walkway Over the Hudson (Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge.)
Park - Shagabak mansion. Not quite the Roosevelts and Vanderbilts.
- Wyndclyffe mansion. Decaying with the Joneses.
- Pope Pius XII School-Holy Cross Campus. Demolished.
Columbia County ~ 124 MILES NORTH OF
NEW YORK CITY / 36 MILES SOUTH OF ALBANY, AT HUDSON
- Arryl House ("New Clermont"). Old money ruins.
- Universal Atlas Cement Company power house and storage silos.
- Empire Brick Yard. Ruins seen by few over the
last fifty years.
- An abandoned house at Poolsburg. Demolished not long after I spotted it.
Lebanon - The Great Stone Barn at Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum.
~ 163 MILES NORTH
OF NEW YORK CITY / 8 MILES NORTH OF ALBANY, AT TROY
Great industrial and commercial architecture, abandoned.
Falls - James Thompson Co. textile mill. Burned April 2009.
County ~ 32 MILES NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY /
128 MILES SOUTH OF ALBANY, AT NYACK
- Abram Lent House. C. 1752, demolished 2015.
- Nike Missile Radar site. Cold war ruins.
- Tappan Zee Playhouse. National Register of Historic Places, demolished.
- Abandoned boats.
- Teaberry Port, a 1770s stone house abandoned and allowed to be demolished.
- Henry M. Peck House.
National Register of Historic Places, destroyed by fire.
- Letchworth Village.
Point - Annie's Snack Shack.
A 20th century roadside icon, demolished for a CVS.
Cove - Fresh Air Home of St. John the Divine. Demolished.
and White Gallery
- A series of interiors,
primarily in Rockland and
~ 67 MILES NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY / 88 MILES SOUTH OF ALBANY, AT NEWBURGH
Windsor - Lafayette Paper Company. (No longer abandoned as of 2012.)
- Urban abandonments abound. Now including a set for the Ritz Theater.
- Middlehope Drive-In Theater. Demolished.
- The Chester Hide and Skin abattoir. Demolished.
- Greycourt / Camp LaGuardia - first a women's prison, later a shelter for
- Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital; Ontario and Western Railway Station; and farming community ruins
in Highland Lakes State
~96 MILES NORTH OF NEW
YORK CITY / 54 MILES SOUTH OF ALBANY, AT KINGSTON
- New York Trap Rock quarry ruins. A rare spot of riverfront solitude.
Park - the collapsed ruins of Camp Chi-Wan-Da.
Kingston - Hudson Cement Company & Shultz Brick Yard - soon to be
replaced by 2,100 houses.
- Overlook Mountain House. Last of the great eastern Catskills resort hotels.
- The Sheffield Paper Company mills. Hidden in plain sight.
- Staples brickyard. One of the last great vestiges of the Hudson's storied
history of brick-making.
Greene County ~
117 MILES NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY / 34 MILES SOUTH OF ALBANY, AT CATSKILL
Orchard - Catskill Mountain House. Tribute to
the all-time Hudson Valley Ruin, long vanished.
- Catskill Game Farm, briefly abandoned and now undergoing cleanup/reuse.
Farm - An isolated facility from the early-mid 20th century devoted to
~ 156 MILES NORTH OF
NEW YORK CITY, AT ALBANY
- The Wellington Hotel and its neighbors. Abandoned in sight of New York's
Capitol Building. Demolition began in the spring of 2009.
- Heritage Park, minor league baseball stadium. Demolished summer 2009.
- Starlite Theater, in-the-round, demolished December 2013.
Falls - General Electric - site of infamous PCB spill. Washington County.
- The great textile town's industrial ruins, including the Sanford, Chalmers,
and Mohawk/McCleary, Wallin & Crouse mills..
- Grossinger's, a famous resort, now abandoned except for the golfers. Sullivan County / Borscht
New York City / Van
- Grand Central Terminal test pillars, Putnam
Division station ruins, and Vault Hill. The Bronx.
York City / The
Iron Triangle - Industrial neighborhood adjacent to Shea Stadium. Queens.
York City / Coney
Island - Famed amusement district, slated for a Vegas-style makeover.
Various ruins photographed during my college years in this central New York city.
- The Pines, abandoned ski resort. Sullivan County / Borscht
York 2010 - A sample of photographs taken at ruins and non-ruins
Quarry - A flooded quarry along the Hudson, photographed at night.
East Coast Mental Hospital
- A joint documentation with Dark Passage.
Printing Plant - Located in a former textile mill.
Mill - One of the region's giant abandoned factories.
Countryside Community - An abandoned property
consisting of a colonial farm, 20th-century estate, and a model housing
Gables - Abandoned mansion.
Grand Boulevard Methodist Church - A small but interesting church..
Theater - Grand movie house / rock concert venue, and site of recent fires. Not
long for this world.
Central Station - The famous abandoned train station.
Theater - The theater that is now a parking garage.
Motor Car Company - Vast abandoned factory.
Hewitt / West Milford - The Long Pond Ironworks, a well-preserved industrial site
at the "ghost town" of Hewitt.
City - Various Ruins
- St. Nicholas Coal Breaker.
- Fort Pitt Steel Casting.
- Tribute to a childhood vacation spot (and great old mill town).
- A road trip through Utah, Arizona, and California.
- Hudson Valley Architecture, the non-ruins portion of this website. A
Photography - Link to specific pages within this site that contain
Country - My non-ruins photography: Travel, Concerts, Sports, Animals,
Night. (Off-site link)
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