BY THE AUTHORS
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
Valley Ruins on Facebook
Hudson Valley Ruins on
Yaz' Hudson Valley Ruins Bibliography
~ Selected Bibliography
America in Decline
- Postcards of factories, organized state-by-state.
Collection - Bill Burton's collection of Westchester County
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.
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.
River Bracketed Blog - John Thorn's site, devoted to arts and letters in the Hudson
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.
Brick Collecting.com - Primarily Hudson Valley. By Don Bayley.
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.
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
York, Westchester and Boston Railroad.
Poughkeepsie Journal -
"State of the Hudson" special report.
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.
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"
- Official New York State Friends group for the ruins of Bannerman's Island
- 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.
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.
- Tarrytown. A property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Maple Grove - Poughkeepsie.
stunning example of Hudson River Bracketed architecture located in a
setting protected by conservation easements. Although largely
1950 and in need of major restoration, Maple Grove awaits a new life
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
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
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.
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
in the Hudson River as a treasure of natural and human history.
Heritage - Committed to
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.
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.
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
- Tourist information for Westchester County's River Towns.
Hudson River Valley National
Area - Provides information on approximately 80 Heritage Sites.
Hudson Valley Network
- Guide to the Upper Hudson Valley. Follow the link to their Great
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,
Built St. Louis - Documenting
the architecture of St. Louis, Missouri.
- New York / Northeast. By Julia Solis.
Designed Breakdown - Northeast
USA. By Christina Tullo.
and Modern Ruins - New York / Northeast. By Xydexx.
Exploring the Rust
Belt - Photographs of factory towns in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and
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
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 /
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.
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.
Northeast / Various USA.
in Kingston, NY - Great photographs from the 1980s to the early 2000s.
Michael Bowman -
Cunningham - Hudson Valley
and the "Bosrcht belt." Check out his full
list of sets too.
Jeff McCrum - New
York / Northeast USA.
Andy Milford -
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 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
Forgotten Detroit - Photos and information
about the past, present, and future situations of Detroit landmarks.
Nailhed - Vast survey of ruins in
Wayne County Training School -
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
neighborhoods. Home of Eyesore of
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
Stephanie LaRose - Hudson
Municipal Art Society
- Promoting excellence in urban design & planning and the preservation of the best of New
York City's past
of Historic Places
National Trust for
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.
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
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."
Architect - Highly regarded firm has worked on many important Hudson
Valley preservation projects.