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
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 education),
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.