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Frederick Clarke Withers, the architect responsible for the nearby Craig House and Poughkeepsie’s Hudson River State Hospital, designed this Victorian Gothic church which was built in 1859. It is notable for being Beacon’s oldest church and also for the Founding Father who was buried in its crumbling cemetery. William Few, representative of Georgie and signer of the Constitution died in

Then/Now Hoyt House aka “The Point” One of my favorite hidden relics of the Hudson Valley is this gothic-revival beauty that’s been withering away in the woods of Staatsburg for the last 50 years. Hoyt House and its grounds were designed by Calvert Vaux (Central Park, Olana, The Met, so much more) in 1855 for Lydig Monson Hoyt, a wealthy NYC merchant.

Designed in 1867 by Frederick Clarke Withers in a High Victorian Gothic Style, this main building is just one within a sprawling complex of abandoned structures that once housed the Hudson River State Hospital. Opening in 1871 on beautifully landscaped grounds designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted (who were still creating Central Park at the time), the hospital

Belknap Stone House NEWBURGH, ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK Built by Abel Belknap in the 1750's, this is Newburgh's second oldest structure after the Hasbrouck House. Belknap was a Patriot who chaired the Committee of Safety during the war and allowed Major General, James Clinton, to use this house as his headquarters during the Continental Army's encampment in the Newburgh area from 1782-1783. Today, it serves

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