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Dutch Reformed Church

LOCATION 132 Grand St. Newburgh, NY 12550 PHOTOS ABOUT This Greek Revival style church was designed by famed architect, Alexander Jackson Davis, and built in 1835. It served as a church up until 1967, when the congregation moved to a church in the Town...

Highland Cottage

This High Victorian Gothic Revival house was built in 1872 for Ossining industrialist H.J. Baker. Baker brought in specially trained workers from England to construct the house using concrete, resulting in the house being nicknamed the “Mud House.” In the years since, it has been the home of Sing Sing Prison’s chief physician, a sanitarium, and a...

Henry’s Inn

Henry’s InnThis former inn was built in 1868 along what’s often referred to as Long Island’s oldest road, the Jericho Turnpike, a former Indian trail that stretches the island. During the inn’s long life, it’s housed a grocery store, meeting place, and post office amongst others. Since 2017, it has been the bar and grill Olde Trading Post

Reformed Church of Beacon

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...

Hardenbergh Manor

In 1706, Johannes Hardenbergh purchased a two million acre tract of land that included almost the entire Catskills region from Nanisinos, sachem of the Esopus Indians. His grandson, Isaac Hardenbergh (1755-1822), was granted a large portion of that land in eastern Delaware County and built this home there in 1780. He also established a local mill, maintained...

The Bennett School for Girls

Bennett School for Girls MILLBROOK, DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK Bennett School for Girls aka “Halcyon Hall”was built as a luxury hotel in 1890, it failed to attract the business it hoped for and closed in 1901.In 1907, it became the new home for Miss May Bennett’s school for girls. A six year school (4 for high school and 2 for higher...

Hoyt House aka “The Point”

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...

Old Mill Site (Pleasant Valley, NY)

Then/Now Old Mill Site A mill has existed at this site as far back 1757. For more than two centuries, it was a manufacturing staple for the area, producing wool, grist, cotton, and more, but by the 1990’s it was abandoned and mostly burned down. Luckily since then, the surviving building has been restored and serves as the headquarters for the...

Legend of the Hobgoblin

The Legend of the Hobgoblin The legend goes that the minister to this church was sailing with his wife back to Kingston from New York City when they began to pass by Dunderberg Mountain, a mountain long notorious for the malevolent hobgoblin that dwelt there and plagued passing ships with menacing weather. Well, as the minister’s ship passed by, the...

New York’s Wonderfully Bizarre UFO Festival & Parade

The UFO CAPITAL OF THE NORTHEAST, Pine Bush, NY, hosts this quirky and bizarre UFO Parade and Festival each year. Check out their website for more info! http://www.pinebushufofair.com/ https://youtu.be/ohmuWJPRPck