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Houses on Union Street, Hudson NY

After visiting Olana and Cedar Grove, I took some pictures in the city of Hudson, NY. Warren Street in Hudson is famous for its Victorian architecture, but Union Street (which is parallel to Warren to the south) has many nineteenth-century houses. The house in the picture above is the c. 1850 Terry-Gillette Mansion at 601 Union Street, designed by Richard Upjohn. Below are some more of the interesting houses with approximate dates of construction. › Continue reading…

On my most recent trip to Pennsylvania, I visited several historic places, including the town of Jim Thorpe. Originally called Mauch Chunk, the borough became a railroad and coal-shipping center in the nineteenth century and is notable for its many Victorian-era buildings. The boroughs of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk merged in 1953, hoping top attract tourism by taking the name of the Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe. I toured the Asa Packer Mansion and took pictures in town. › Continue reading…

Milford

Both on the way and returning from our most recent trip to Pennsylvania, we stopped at Milford, PA. Milford is the county seat of Pike County and is near where Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey border each other. Below are some images of historic structures in town. I used the map on the historical plaque above to guide me through the Milford Historic District. Click on the links to visit sites that have more info about the individual structures in Milford‘s downtown. And note that we visited on a very overcast day. We also drove up the road from downtown to Grey Towers, the home of Gifford Pinchot. It was too late to take a tour of the house, but it would be a good place to visit in the future. By the way, did you know that Pinchot was born in a house in Simsbury, CT? You can read about that house over at Historic Buildings of Connecticut.

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Sagamore Hill (1884)

Sagamore Hill

Sagamore Hill, located near Long Island’s Oyster Bay, was the home of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Shingle-style Queen Anne House was built in 1884-1885, with the addition of a substantial “North Room” in 1905. Now a National Historic Site, Sagamore Hill is an example of a house which has survived intact with original furnishings and it really gives a sense of Teddy Roosevelt having just stepped out. I was able to visit the house on the same trip which brought me to the Whitman Birthplace and the President’s home was the main site I wanted to visit on Long Island. Yes, Theodore Roosevelt is one of my favorite historical figures (I also want to go on a tour of his reconstructed birthplace in Manhattan some time!) The house is on an estate which also included the home (see below) of the President’s son, General Theodore Roosevelt Jr., which is now the Old Orchard Museum and has exhibits presenting the life of TR. › Continue reading…

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