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Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley

Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley

By H. D. Eberlein and C. V. D. Hubbard

A photographic history of the distinctive homes and public buildings that sprang up along the Hudson River from earliest colonial times to the post-Revolutionary era, including Washington Irving’s and FDR’s homes, the historic buildings of West Point and scores more. The meticulously researched text is enlivened with many fascinating anecdotes.

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Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape

Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape

By Thomas Rinaldi and Robert J. Yasinsac

In Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape, preservationists Thomas E. Rinaldi and Robert J. Yasinsac share their fascination with the dozens of once grand—but now abandoned—buildings and sites that dot the Hudson River landscape. Enhanced with hundreds of telling black and white photographs, the book describes the historical and architectural significance of the ruins, which range from majestic river estates to the former factories, while capturing the flavor of a bygone era.

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Phantoms of the Hudson Valley: The Glorious Estates of a Lost Era

Phantoms of the Hudson Valley: The Glorious Estates of a Lost Era

By Monica Randall

A stunning architectural tour of 28 abandoned estates that loom as mysterious ruins along the Hudson River between New York City and Albany. Many of the now-faded mansions were designed by Stanford White, the premier architect of New York’s gilded age, and were owned by such illustrious families as the Vanderbilts, Astors, and Whitneys. The author’s evocative, sepia-tinted photos capture the architectural splendor of these once luxurious homes, as well as the ravages of time, from the houses’ crumbling turrets and spires, porticos, columns, gargoyles, and weed-choked courtyards and gazebos, to their interior vaulted ceilings, spacious ballrooms, and huge, empty libraries. Paired with ghost stories and legends about the estates, this book is a haunting reminder of a bygone era and lifestyle.

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The Hudson Valley Dutch and Their Houses

The Hudson Valley Dutch and Their Houses

By Harrison Meeske

This is the first history of Dutch domestic architecture in the Hudson Valley in more than 60 years. It in its second printing with minor revisions and a color cover.

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Great Houses of the Hudson River

Great Houses of the Hudson River

By Michael Middleton Dwyer (Author), Mark Rockefeller (Contributor)

Take a journey up the Hudson River to see how some of the wealthiest families, Roosevelts, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, and Astors, created country retreats in the most spectacular of locations. An introduction by architect and historian Michael Dwyer provides insight into the beauty and importance of the houses.

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Historic Houses of the Hudson River Valley

Historic Houses of the Hudson River Valley

By Gregory Long

Overlooking the majestic Hudson River, the Hudson Valley has long been a favored place to live. From the homes of the early settlers of the seventeenth century to the estates of the landed gentry of the eighteenth century and the baronial mansions of the captains of industry of the nineteenth century, the valley boasts some of the finest houses in America. Historic Houses of the Hudson River Valley is a sumptuous presentation of 33 houses in the region, ranging from the earliest Dutch cottages still extant to the grand Gothic and Italianate revival, stately Georgian, Federal, and beaux-arts country homes of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Historic Houses of the Hudson River Valley features a stunning array of newly photographed homes that date from over three centuries and are distinctive examples of the architecture of the region; from the Dutch vernacular cottage to Georgian country homes and later grand estates. Many, also, are open for visits.

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