Rob Yasinsac's Hudson Valley Ruins Website Updates

April 1, 2017 - Added a page for Donald J. Trump State Park.

October 1, 2016
- Updated the Wyndclyffe page.

July 28, 2016 - Added a page for the Hudson Valley Ruins exhibit at the New York State Museum.

July 25, 2015
- Added the Great Stone Barn at Mount Lebanon, in New Lebanon.

April 17, 2015
- Added the Bella Vista mansion / Elk's Lodge in Ossining.

April 10, 2015
- Added the Abram Lent House in Orangeburg.

February 22, 2015
- Added Henry Gourdine's Fishing Shed.

July 26, 2014
- Added the Catskill Game Farm. Added Greycourt / Camp LaGuardia. Added the Reformed Church of Beacon Cemetery.

October 22, 2013
- Added Camp Chi-Wan-Da in Ulster Park..

February 4, 2013
- Added the Starlite Theater in Latham.

November 25, 2012 - Added Teaberry Port in West Nyack.

November 4, 2012
- Added the Pope Pius XII School-Holy Cross Campus in Rhinebeck.

October 29, 2012
- Added the Fresh Air Home of St. John the Divine in Tomkins Cove. Demolished.

November 18, 2011-
Thoroughly updated the Links page.

November 16, 2011-
Added the Tioronda Hat Factory.

August 15, 2011
- Added Hudson River State Hospital in Poughkeepsie and Universal Atlas Cement in Greenport.

June 7, 2011 - Updated the Bannerman's Island Arsenal page, with photographs of the stabilization of the summer residence.

June 6, 2011
- I've started a blog for notices of lectures and events, links to news articles relating to ruins and endangered architecture along the Hudson, website updates, and posts about other things I've photographed or read about that may be of general interest to readers of this website. Sign up for automatic updates as items are posted.

May 29, 2011
- Updated the Leatherman page, with photos of his gravesite as excavated and with photos of his new grave.

May 3, 2011 - Added Mohegan Lake's Rock Hill Lodge (Holland Sporting Club) and an abandoned house in Elmsford.

April 23, 2011 - Added Newburgh's Ritz Theater, now undergoing reconstruction.

April 1, 2011
- Added several Amsterdam ruins, including the Chalmers and Mohawk/McCleary, Wallin and Crouse mills.

March 23, 2011
- Added Yonkers Teutonia, the social hall of a singing and literary group of the same name.

February 12, 2011
- Added Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital.

January 15, 2011
- Added Yonkers Public Bath Number 4, a National Register-listed site undergoing demolition.

December 15, 2010
- Added pages for various ruins in Detroit, MI and Mahanoy City , PA.

December 3, 2010
- Added a number of ruins from a recent road trip to Detroit and Pennsylvania: East Grand Boulevard Methodist Church, Eastown Theater, Michigan Central Station, Packard Motor Car Company, St. Nicholas Coal Breaker, Fort Pitt Steel Casting. Also added interior photos of the Tarrytown Music Hall.
October 14, 2010
- Added Tarrytown's historic former Village Hall.

August 31, 2010
- Added several Bannerman pages, including photographs from a recent night photography workshop, and infrared images. Also added a sample of images from a trip through New York to visit ruins and non-ruins alike.

August 20, 2010
- With Jim Logan, I will be co-hosting a night photography workshop at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery on Saturday September 4.Reserve your spot in this workshop through this link.

April 30, 2010
- I am very pleased to announce that historic photographs of the Cornish mansion and estate have surfaced, ending years of mystery in the Hudson Valley for those of us who wondered how the house and grounds appeared before falling to ruin. Please follow this link to see historic images of the Cornish mansion!

April 26, 2010
- Updated the Bannerman Castle page with images of from an on-island visit, March 2010, my first since the castle collapsed over the winter.

January 28, 2010
- Updated the Bannerman Castle page with images of the latest collapse.

December 29, 2009
- A significant portion of the tower at Bannerman's castle collapsed the weekend of December 26-27. 2009. Please click here for more information.

November 23, 2009
- Added two pages of photos taken inside Mulford Gardens.

November 11, 2009
- Added Grossinger's, another abandoned resort in the Borscht Belt.

November 9, 2009
-  Added the Pines, an abandoned ski resort in the Borscht Belt.

October 24, 2009
-  Added the James Thompson textile mill in Valley Falls, NY.

October 4, 2009
- Added photos from yesterday's opening of the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge / Walkway Over the Hudson.

May 9, 2009
- Sadly I share the news that Peter Oley, Village of Irvington Historian, teacher, and friend of Hudson Valley Ruins, passed away April 11, 2009. I've shared a photo and some more information about "Mr. Oley" here

March 9, 2009 - Added the Long Pond Ironworks of New Jersey.

March 2, 2009
- Added the Abandoned Mushroom Farm in Greene County.

February 12, 2009 - Although I have been out shooting the ruins quite a bit, in New York and elsewhere, I haven't updated this site recently. I have, however, updated my non-ruins photography website, especially with images of Shea Stadium, Citi Field and some other parks.

December 05, 2008
- Added a page for the urban ruins of Newburgh.

November 20, 2008
- Added Heritage Park, the minor league baseball stadium in Colonie (suburban Albany).

September 16, 2008
- Added Fort Slocum, Davids Island, the now-demolished ruins of military installation in New Rochelle, abandoned in the 1960s.

July 30, 2008
- Added two New York City sites: The Iron Triangle and Coney Island. Updated the West Point Foundry page.

July 19, 2008
- Added Curry Chevrolet to the HVArchitecture page.

May 30, 2008
- Added a page for the industrial and commercial abandonments of Troy 

May 3, 2008
- Added Mulford Gardens, Yonkers' largest and Westchester's oldest public housing complex, now vacant and soon to be demolished.

March 7, 2008 - Added a link to Yaz Country, a new site for my non-ruins photography. Updated the New York Trap Rock / Marlboro page.

January 30, 2008
- The Preservation League of New York State named the Yonkers Power Station to its annual list of Seven to Save Most Endangered Properties list. The full press release can be read here.

December 28, 2007
- Added the Staples brickyard in Malden.

November 27, 2007 -
Added the abandoned Steel Mill and Van Cortlandt Park.

November 13, 2007 -
Minor updates at the Suburban Countryside Community page (added recent photos), Wyndclyffe (a couple recent pix added), Brewster (Croton Magnetic) Mines (info update - site destroyed). Also, some night photos of the Halsey Teahouse in Irvington. 

September 1, 2007
Added Annie's Snack Shack and updated the Oranegburg Nike Radar site page with new photos. Completely redesigned the Dark Shadows' "Old House" page with new images.

August 8, 2007 -
Added the the underground chambers of the Potter Estate (Mystic Pointe Condominiums ) in Ossining, and photos from the August 4 fire at Hackley School in Tarrytown.

June 15, 2007 - Added photos of Bannerman's Castle Illumination 2007.

May 26, 2007
- Added Shagabak and Matteawan State Hospital, two Dutchess County sites.

May 18, 2007
- Added Southwest 2007, my trip to see the ruins of Utah, Arizona and California.

May 8, 2007
- Added the Sheffield Paper Company mill, Saugerties.

March 10, 2007
- Updated the Yonkers page with four new photo galleries of various buildings and sites around the city, including some in ruins and some threatened by demolition. Added a new set of photographs to the Yonkers Power Station site. Updated the Albany Post Road Milestones page.

January 26, 2007
- Added the C. V. Pierce Company.

January 20, 2007
- Added a new set of photos of the New Rochelle Water Company.

December 26, 2006
- Added Alexander Smith and Sons Carpet Mills to the HVArchitecture page.

December 18, 2006
- Added Hudson Cement Company & Shultz Brick Yard, and photos of Albany by Night.

December 8, 2006
- Added Sanford Mills, Amsterdam, and Springfield, Vermont.

November 17, 2006
- Added Letchworth Village.

November 8, 2006
- Added Victorian Gables, an abandoned mansion.

November 7, 2006
- Redesigned the Route 6 Ruins page with new scans of old photos, and a few new images (formerly "Westchester/Putnam Ruins"). Added a separate page for Brewster Furnaces with many new images.

October 14, 2006
- Added Middletown, including the Ontario and Western Railway Station and Highland Lakes State Park.

September 16, 2006
- Added HVArchitecture, at look at the non-ruined architectural delights of the Hudson Valley.

September 3, 2006
- Added Chester Hide and Skin Corp.

August 16, 2006
- Added information for the exhibit "Yonkers Power Station: Monumental Ruin on the Hudson." Exhibit Open Tuesday September 12, 2006 at the Municipal Art Society in New York City. Added the Wellington Hotel in Albany.

July 30, 2006 - Added the Suburban Countryside Community.

July 4, 2006
- Announcement of release of book Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape.

May 2, 2006
- Added the Milestones of Westchester County.

January 11, 2006
- Added Peekskill ruins to the site.

January 4, 2006
- Added the Paper Company.

December 29, 2005
- Added a section devoted to Concert Photography, and a few night images of an abandoned quarry along the Hudson.

December 12, 2005
- Added several images to the Overlook Mountain House page.

November 25, 2005
- Added General Electric, Hudson Falls. This is the first of forthcoming updates for the "Northway" region, beyond the traditionally accepted boundary of the Hudson Valley. 

November 23, 2005
- Several of my photographs of the Yonkers Power Station are included in an exhibit at the Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Branch. "Yonkers: Then and Now," presented by Blue Door Art Gallery and The Yonkers Historical Society opened  November 20, 2005 and runs until January 8, 2006. The exhibit is open regular library hours: Monday through Thursday 9 AM to 8 PM; Friday 10 AM to 5 PM; Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM; and Sunday 12 Noon to 5 PM. The Library is located at One Larkin Center, across from the Yonkers Metro North Railroad Station. For further information, call (914) 337-1500.

August 11, 2005
- Tweaked the layout of a couple of the Bannerman's Island Arsenal pages, and updated the Yonkers Power Station at Glenwood page to include information regarding our recent efforts to locally landmark the site.

May 31, 2005
- Added the Bennett School for Girls.

May 8, 2005
- Updated the Yonkers/Glenwood Power Station page.

April 29, 2005
- Added the Hudson River Yard, Tarrytown.

April 3, 3005
- Added New York Trap Rock

March 25, 2005
- Updated the Boyce Thompson Institute page.

February 25, 2005
- Added the Ossining Banks and added three night photographs from Yonkers.

February 18, 2005
- Added Vineyard Avenue Fire Station, Yonkers.

January 31, 2005
- Added Richmond Hill, Irvington.

December 14, 2004
- Updated the Alder Manor page, and edited the Glenwood text.

December 6, 2004
- Added the Paper Mill, and updated the Empire Brickyard page, with photos of the actual brickyard ruins.

December 2, 2004
- Updated the Boyce Thompson Institute page and the Dugan's page.

October 14, 2004
- Added to the Castleton-on-Hudson website. (Page since removed from

July 28, 2004
- The Briarcliff Lodge book will be available after August 15, 2004. 

July 2, 2004
- Updated the Night Photography page.

May 5, 2004
- Updated the Briarcliff Lodge page and the Leatherman page.

March 30, 2004 - Added the European Health Spa.

March 5, 2004 - Updated the Irving page. Added Hudson Valley Demolition Alert. Added Exposition Number 2, a series of black-and-white photos of interiors in Rockland and Orange Counties.

December 5, 2003 - Added Multiple Exposures. Reinstated the Night Photography page. Added four sites for Rockland county: Nike Missile Base, Tappan Zee Playhouse, abandoned boats, and the Peck House.

November 20, 2003
- Major update of website, with many new additions, and new layout of main page. Added Starlite Coach Diner, Middlehope Drive-In Theater, Brockway Brick Yard, Arryl House, Empire Brick Yard, House at Poolsburg and Castleton-on-Hudson.

September 29, 2003
- Added a page with specific information regarding upcoming Hudson Valley Ruins slide show presentations.

September 21, 2003
- Briarcliff Lodge partly destroyed by fire yesterday. Updated Briarcliff Lodge page.

September 14, 2003 -
Added the James House.

May 6, 2003 -
Added Catskill Mountain House Site.

December 22, 2002
-  Added the Steamer Lancaster and three photos to the Anaconda Wire and Cable Company.

September 15, 2002
- Changed font color on main pages from red to grey.

September 1, 2002
- Added a new photo of the Glenwood Power Station, taken from the Hudson River.

June 12, 2002
- Added Saw Mill River Parkway Ruins, and the New Rochelle Water Company ruins.

May 10, 2002
- Added Oswego Ruins, photos from my college town.

April 8, 2002
- Added Irving, an essay on neighborhood development with two photos from this Tarrytown neighborhood.

March 24, 2002
- Made Edits to the Briarcliff Lodge texts. Specifically the main page, and the gallery page of  Other Campus Buildings. Changed the references regarding Harmony Hall and the Music Building. Edited the Glenwood text as well.

February 10, 2002
- Added Westchester/Putnam - A Tour of ruins, abandoned buildings, and architecturally distinct  structures in Northern Westchester and Southern Putnam Counties, NY. Edited the Hudson Valley Ruins in the News. page, with more listings of illustrated presentations.

January 11, 2002
- Edited text on Tarrytown Hospital homepage.

August 2001 - Moved entire site to

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