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LINKS

BY THE AUTHORS

Tom Rinaldi's half of Hudson Valley Ruins
- Just in case you didn't come in from the main page. 
New York Neon- Tom Rinaldi's  survey of neon signs in New York City, to be released in book form in 2012. 
Yaz Country - My other photography website.
Hudson Valley Ruins on Facebook
Hudson Valley Ruins on Instagram



IN PRINT
Yaz' Hudson Valley Ruins Bibliography
~ Selected Bibliography (Blog entry)


IMAGE ARCHIVES
America in Decline - Postcards of factories, organized state-by-state. 
Burton Postcard Collection - Bill Burton's collection of Westchester County Postcards.
David Rumsey Map Collection  - Including historic Hudson Valley maps and atlases.
Hudson River Valley Heritage - Online access to historical materials from New York State's Hudson River Valley.
New York Public Library - A Hudson River Portfolio.


BLOGS
Archive Sleuth -  Lucas Buresch's visits to Sleepy Hollow Country sites, inspired by research at local archives.
Croton - History and Mysteries / Croton Friends of History - inspired by the Croton Friends of History, a non-profit group dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Croton-on-Hudson.
Great River Revisited - Lucey Bowen's journey to the Hudson Valley landmarks that her father Croswell Bowen photographed and described in 1938 for his book, Great River of the Mountains: The Hudson.
Hudson River Bracketed Blog - John Thorn's site, devoted to arts and letters in the Hudson Valley.
Hudson River Blog - Posts and links to articles of regional interest. By a sophomore seminar at Hamilton College in 2007. 
Upstate Earth - Exploration and documentation of Columbia County's industrial heritage.
York Staters - A communal home for thoughts, news, observations, fiction and non-fiction writing, and photos about  New York. Not updated since 2009.


RESEARCH SITES
Brick Collecting.com - Primarily Hudson Valley. By Don Bayley. 
Jim DuPont's Castle Page - Various castles in the United States.
Cinema Treasures - Devoted to preservation and awareness of the last remaining movie palaces across the country.
Existing Railroad Stations in New York State - Devoted to the classic railroad stations still standing in New York State. 
Iron Miners.com - Primarily focused on the iron mines of the Highlands of New Jersey and New York. 
NYCSubway.org - Contains a page for the ruins of Westchester County's New York, Westchester and Boston Railroad. 
Poughkeepsie Journal - "State of the Hudson" special report.
RPI Model Railroad page
- Devoted to the construction of  a model railroad from the Capital District to the source of the Hudson River. Documentation of many ruins and industrial buildings along the way is included. 


LOCATION-SPECIFIC SITES
Doodletown - Hudson Valley "ghost town." By Mark Jelley.
Dunderberg Spiral Railway
- Joseph Brennan's thorough study of the pleasure railroad partially constructed in 1890-1891 on a mountain near Jones Point in Rockland County. Also see his sections on the Abandoned Subway Stations of New York City and the Beach Pneumatic Transit Company and other interesting things accessible from his homepage
Newburgh Revealed - Revealing the rich architectural and cultural history Newburgh, exploring the factors that led to its decline, and showing off its enormous potential and recent improvements.
Reusen's Farm / Long View - Estate ruins in the town of Cortlandt.


MUSEUMS / HISTORIC SITES / "FRIENDS GROUPS"
Bannerman Castle Trust - Official New York State Friends group for the ruins of Bannerman's Island Arsenal.
Century House Historical Society
- A not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the industrial history of the Rosendale natural cement region, located at the Snyder Estate Natural Cement Historic District.
Columbia County Historical Society - The society owns, maintains, and interprets collections and buildings of historical significance, including the Dutch Colonial Luykas Van Alen House and the Federal-style James Vanderpoel House;  the CCHS also operates a museum that includes exhibition galleries and an extensive research library. 
D & H Canal Museum - From 1828 to 1898, the Delaware and Hudson Canal, a 108-mile, man-made waterway and engineering feat of pre-industrial America, brought coal from the hills of Pennsylvania out to the Hudson River.
The High Line - Dedicated to the preservation and reuse of the High Line - a 1.5 mile, elevated railway that runs along the West Side of Manhattan
Historic Hudson - Discover the rich history and architectural history of the City of Hudson.
Historic Hudson Valley - HHV is a network of six historic sites in Sleepy Hollow Country and the Great Estates Region: Washington Irving's Sunnyside; Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate (a National Trust Historic site); Philipsburg Manor; the Union Church of Pocantico Hills; Van Cortlandt Manor; and Montgomery Place Historic Estate.
Hudson River Maritime Museum - The only museum in New York State exclusively preserving the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and the industries that developed around it.
Lyndhurst - Tarrytown. A property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Maple Grove - Poughkeepsie. A stunning example of Hudson River Bracketed architecture located in a pastoral setting protected by conservation easements. Although largely unoccupied since 1950 and in need of major restoration, Maple Grove awaits a new life befitting its beauty, historical significance and extraordinary survival. Weekly tours now offered seasonally, visit their website for details.
Old Croton Aqueduct - Dedicated to protecting and preserving the old Croton Aqueduct. Website includes history, illustrations, and maps.
Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground -  "Where the Legend of Sleepy Hollow Lives On." 
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - "A rural cemetery projected by some of the worthies of Tarrytown, on the woody hills adjacent to the Sleepy Hollow Church." Burying ground of Washington Irving, William Rockefeller, Walter Chrysler, Samuel Gompers and many other famous Americans.
Van Hoesen House Historical Foundation - Devoted to preservation of this Dutch house in Columbia County.
Walkway Over the Hudson - A not for profit corporation dedicated to preserving the historic Poughkeepsie Highland Railroad Bridge and turning it into a park.
Wilderstein Preservation - Rhinebeck.


ORGANIZATIONS
Historic Albany Foundation - Advocates preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings through education, and technical assistance programs.
Hudson River Watertrail Association. - A coalition of small boaters who are actively interested in the Hudson River as a treasure of natural and human history.
Hudson River Heritage - Committed to preserving the unique character of the Mid-Hudson Valley's historic architecture, rural landscapes and scenic viewsheds through advocacy and education.
Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture - Dedicated to surveying, recording, researching, and preserving the rural vernacular architecture of the Hudson Valley.
Preserve Putnam - Supporting preservation of Putnam County's historic landscapes and buildings.
Putnam History Museum - Collecting and preserving historical and cultural materials pertaining to the Philipstown area, the West Point Foundry, and Putnam County. Formerly the Foundry School Museum.
Scenic Hudson, Inc.
- A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Hudson River Valley.
Westchester County Historical Society - Also, visit the Westchester County Virtual Archives for family history and governmental record and the county's best-preserved public and private documents.



TOURISM INFORMATION
Heritage Tours by MC Plans - Tours of Historic Yonkers, Westchester County, and New York City. Explore more than 350 years of history and architecture with Yonkers city planner, Mario Caruso.
HudsonRiver.com
- Tourist information for Westchester County's River Towns.
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area - Provides information on approximately 80 Heritage Sites.
Hudson Valley Network - Guide to the Upper Hudson Valley. Follow the link to their Great Estates section.


RUINS WEBSITES
Abandoned America - Pennsylvania / Northeast USA.
Abandoned But Not Forgotten - United States.
Abandoned New York - By John Walker.
Adventure Bible School - Northeast. By Julia Wertz.
Age and Abandon - Stephanie LaRose, Hudson Valley.
Built St. Louis - Documenting the architecture of St. Louis, Missouri.
Dark Passage - New York / Northeast. By Julia Solis.
Designed Breakdown - Northeast USA. By Christina Tullo.
Exploring and Modern Ruins - New York / Northeast. By Xydexx. 
Exploring the Rust Belt - Photographs of factory towns in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Forgotten Ohio - The Buckeye State. 
Hours of Darkness - New York.
Infiltration - The online companion of the paper 'zine about going places you're not supposed to go.
Lost America - California / West Coast USA. Night photography by Troy Paiva. 
Lost Landmarks of Upstate New York - The Capital District and the Mohawk River Valley.
Lost in Time - Long Island / Northeast.
LTV Squad - New York City.
Modern Ruins by Philip Buehler - New York.
Modern Ruins by Shaun O'Boyle - Northeast USA. 
Old Abandoned Buildings of Northern New York - Northeast New York State.
Opacity - USA and European ruins. By Tom Kirsch.
Chris Payne - Photographer, architect, and author. 
The Road to Ruins - David Steinberg's website and book Hiking The Road to Ruins.
Ruinism - Night photography by Gabe Biderman.
Matt Schneider - Portland, Oregon.
Slobot About Town - Spartanburg, SC - Many pages of photographs and historical information about mill ruins in South Carolina.
Urban Decay - Links page.
Western Trails / Route 66 - An excellent resource for ruins for my road trips through California and Arizona.
Visceral Axis - New England / Louisiana.


FLICKR
Steven Bley-  Northeast / Various USA.
Buildings in Kingston, NY - Great photographs from the 1980s to the early 2000s. 
Michael Bowman - New York. 
Richard Cunningham
-  Hudson Valley and the "Bosrcht belt." Check out his full list of sets too.
Jeff McCrum - New York / Northeast USA.
Andy Milford - Hudson Valley.


YOUTUBE
Brockway Brick Yard - This fantastic ruin was demolished just a few years before the Hudson Valley Ruins project began.
Lost But Not Forgotten  - Mike Gong's videos of Hudson Valley estates.


DETROIT 
Detroit Funk - Documenting the rapidly changing conditions of the City of Detroit.
Buildings of Detroit - Raising awareness about Detroit's history and landmarks, and bringing attention to the threats to the city's architectural heritage by looting, vandalism, and demolition by neglect.
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit - A tour through the fabulous and vanishing ruins of Lowell Boileau's beloved Detroit.
Forgotten Detroit - Photos and information about the past, present, and future situations of Detroit landmarks.
Nailhed - Vast survey of ruins in Michigan.
Wayne County Training School - Northville, Michigan


NON-RUINS
James Howard Kunstler - The author of Geography of Nowhere and Home From Nowhere has an idea of what the future may look like if we keep destroying our historic downtowns and neighborhoods.  Home of Eyesore of the Month feature. Now updated at kunstler.com/featured-eyesore-of-the-month/.
Night Tracings
- Rambles in the Hudson Valley by Alan Petrulis. Photographs of uncommon perspectives, from the 1980s to the present day. 
Stephanie LaRose - Hudson Valley photography.


HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Municipal Art Society
- Promoting excellence in urban design & planning and the preservation of the best of New York City's past

National Register of Historic Places
National Trust for Historic Preservation
 
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
 
New York State Historic Preservation Office
 - Choose "Online Tools" > "Document Imaging" to view National Register reports.
Preservation League of New York State

Preserve and Protect
- Links to New York preservation organizations.
Save America's Treasures


ARCHITECTS - HISTORIC PRESERVATION & ADAPTIVE-REUSE

Joseph Pell Lombardi Architects - A fellow Irvington High School alumnus, Joseph restored the magnificent Armour-Stiner House (aka Irvington's famous "Octagon House").
Michael Molinelli Architects - Build Neat Stuff - Briarcliff Manor-based architect with an interest in old and new designs. A fan of Briarcliff Lodge, he tried to help save it.
Matthew D. Rudikoff Associates - Hudson Valley-based land use and environmental planning services.
Walter Sedovic - Irvington based firm; "preservation with passion."
Stephen Tilly, Architect - Highly regarded firm has worked on many important Hudson Valley preservation projects.

Powell and Minnock brickyard




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