Kingston, New York: The Architectural Guide

Overview

Explorers of Kingston, New York are guided by detailed maps to over 130 sites in nine walking tours that are fully illustrated. More than 250 years of Hudson Valley architecture are on display, from venerable stone houses that survived the burning of the community by the British in 1777, to landmarks of the Victorian era and the early twentieth century. Greek Revival houses, Gothic Revival churches, picturesque cemeteries, the colorful Ruskininan City Hall, somber factories, a Hudson River lighthouse, World War ...
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Overview

Explorers of Kingston, New York are guided by detailed maps to over 130 sites in nine walking tours that are fully illustrated. More than 250 years of Hudson Valley architecture are on display, from venerable stone houses that survived the burning of the community by the British in 1777, to landmarks of the Victorian era and the early twentieth century. Greek Revival houses, Gothic Revival churches, picturesque cemeteries, the colorful Ruskininan City Hall, somber factories, a Hudson River lighthouse, World War II-era Quonset huts-all contribute to the varied and distinguished fabric of the city.
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Editorial Reviews

Hudson Valley Magazine
A wealth of interesting lore.
New York History
An excellent example of how scholarly research can be made accessible to a wide audience.
Sunday Freeman
Rhoads has gone far beyond architectural description in his volume.
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
Anyone with roots in Kingston should be fascinated by this guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883789350
  • Publisher: Black Dome Press, Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 205
  • Sales rank: 1,400,775
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 10
The Friends of Historic Kingston 12
New York State and National Registers of Historic Places 14
Kingston Chronology 15
Introduction 17
Tour 1 Uptown Stockade Historic District 22
Tour 2 Upper Pearl-Main Street District 47
Tour 3 Fair Street Historic District 60
Tour 4 Albany Avenue District 76
Tour 5 Broadway 88
Tour 6 Industrial District near the West Shore Railroad 107
Tour 7 Chestnut Street Historic District 115
Tour 8 Rondout Historic District 128
Tour 9 Ponckhockie 151
Lost Kingston 160
Some Notable Kingston Builders and Architects 178
Glossary 190
Acknowledgments 192
Selected Bibliography 194
Photo Sources 196
Index 197
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