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  • Description: Housing
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    • "Homestead" Girls' Camp

    • Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • Shown here as the girls dormitory known as "The Homestead", this house was later purchased and renovated by Saul Bellow. The house was subsequently purchased by Bard College for faculty housing (during which time it was known as "Bellows' House"),...
    • Dwelling Units

    • Photographs; College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • Built in 1946 with Federal Housing Project Funds, they served as dormitories, faculty and student apartments, and painting studios. They have since been torn down.
    • Observatory

    • Photographs; College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • The observatory was built in 1875, housing a telescope that was the gift of Mr. John Campbell of New York.
    • Whaleback

    • Photographs; Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.); Automobiles;
    • This building known as the Whaleback has been owned twice by Bard. Early in the 20th century, it was a student dormitory, (see: http://www.hrvh.org/u?/bard,212). In 1965 Bard purchased it for use as faculty apartment housing. Originally, this...
    • Reamer Kline

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Reamer Kline was president of Bard College from 1960 until 1974. An Episcopal priest, his presidency was marked by civility, even during the most turbulent time in America's social history. In 1963 the college purchased the Ward Manor property,...
    • J.B. Tuthill Building plans & specifications

    • Engineering drawings; Specifications; Buildings;FIRE
    • These plans & specifications call for the J.B. Tuthill Building to be constructed of fire resistant brick construction. Following the fire of July, 1876 that destroyed most of downtown Chester, many of the buildings were built using brick...
    • Radio Blinker Signal Set

    • Radio industry; Telegraph
    • Frank B. Perry and Sons of Newton, Mass. made the "Radio Blinker Signal Set," patented in 1917. Made under contract for the U.S. Army Air Service, presumedly preparing soldiers for service in World War I. The trainee operated the key set on top...
    • The Hollow, Firthcliffe, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Labor housing; Streets;
    • The Hollow, Firthcliffe, N. Y. This picture shows a row of the houses built by the Firth Carpet Mill for housing for its employees. In the background is the smokestack of the mill. The mill built a school for the children of the employees and a...
    • Mattheissen Square, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Housing developments; Streets; Landscapes (Representations);
    • Evard Matthieson built the first housing development in Cornwall-on-Hudson. All the houses were two-story victorian style houses. The houses were for sale beginning October 1913. Prices ranged from $1650 to $2600. The architect was Adam B. Jaeger;...
    • Hal Holly oral history interview

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    • Retired IBMer. Hal was hired in Poughkeepsie as an Engineer in 1955. He was on strike working for another company, and IBM would not hire anyone who was on strike. After the strike ended, he was hired. Hal started as a designer on the Mod C...
    • Bob Winrow oral history interview

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    • Retired IBMer. BA in Mechanical Engineering in 1955. Started working in IBM Poughkeepsie. Bob moved to Kingston in 1957 as an Engineer to work in a small building on North Front Street next to an Italian restaurant. He found housing in Kingston...
    • Nanuet Mall

    • Postcards; Shopping centers;
    • Aerial view of the Nanuet Mall, with full parking lots; Middletown Road is shown at the bottom of the postcard; New housing shown being built in the background
    • Chester Hutton Store

    • General stores; Horses; Bow ties; Railroad crossings; Automobiles; Carts & wagons;
    • This is a large photograph of a 1925 business named the Chester Hutton Store. The building is a brick two-story front-gabled structure with a single story addition on the left side and a covered porch. There are shutters on the upper windows. Signs...
    • War memorial

    • Monuments & memorials; Bricks; Sidewalks; Buildings; Stores & shops;
    • This color photograph depicts a large war memorial plaque set into brick. The brick housing for the plaque is set at an angle. An eagle with spread wings is set across the top of the plaque. To the right of the plaque there is a stone bench with no...
    • Camp Shanks houses

    • Houses; Gables; Utility poles;
    • Three housing buildings and one industrial building are captured in this black-and-white photograph of Camp Shanks. The houses are low, long single story structures with gabled roofs. In the distance there is a house with an automobile parked in...

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