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    • Cedar Hill Cottage

    • Photographs; Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.);
    • Emily Olssen Bleeker lived at in Cedar Hill Cottage as a child when her father, the Rev. William Whittingham Olssen taught at St. Stephen's in the late 19th. century. Her recently published memoir 'A New York Lady' includes a passage about living...
    • 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,...
    • James H. Case Jr.

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • James Herbert Case, Bard's 12th president, served the college during the 1950s. He assumed the challenge of leading the college with an energy that bred high expectations, many of which were met. In 1951, the 825 acre estate Blithewood was deeded...
    • Chester Academy before the addition

    • Photographs; Schools;
    • The Chester Academy was built in 1846, at a cost of $10,000. It was a frame building 50 by 75 feet standing at the corner of Academy Avenue and the Goshen Road, now, 2006, called Brookside Ave. (Route 17M). This photograph was taken before the 25...
    • Pennsylvania Turnpike

    • Postcards; Toll roads; Roads; Maps; Correspondence;
    • Post card of the Pennsylvania Turnpike running across Pennsylvania. Before World War II, the newly opened Pennsylvania Turnpike was a destination in itself.
    • FIRTHCLIFFE CLUB, Firthcliffe, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Clubs; Clubhouses; Dance; Leisure; Recreation; Sports & recreation facilities;
    • The owners of the Firth Carpet Company built the clubhouse for their employees. The first floor had a pool and billiard room and reading and card rooms. The second floor had a gym and dance floor. The basement had bowling alleys. In 1917 movie...
    • Idlewild, the residence of N.P. Willis

    • Stereographs; Architecture; Mansions;
    • Idlewild was built by N. P. Willis in 1852. The style is Gothic "built of brick and covered with a lime wash". It was designed by Calvert Vaux with a central hall from which opened a parlor, dining room, library, bedroom and staircase hall. ...
    • Idlewild, the Residence of N.P. Willis

    • Architecture; trees; Nature;
    • Idlewild, was built in 1852 by Nathaniell Parker Willis, a well-known 19th century author. It was built in the Gothic style "of brick and covered with a lime wash". It was designed by Calvert Vaux with a central hall from which opened a parlor,...
    • Idlewild, the Residence of N.P. Willis

    • Stereographs; Architecture; Houses; Trees; Nature;
    • Idlewild, was built in 1852 by Nathaniell Parker Willis, a well-known 19th century author. It was built in the Gothic style "of brick and covered with a lime wash". It was designed by Calvert Vaux with a central hall from which opened a parlor,...
    • Storm King Highway looking north

    • Roads; Mountains
    • The Storm King Highway was opened in 1922, making a shorter route between the United States Military Academy at West Point and the village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. It is 400 feet above the Hudson River.
    • Season's greetings in 1960

    • Documents; Cards; Greeting cards;
    • Half of the holiday card sent in 1960 by the college. The left edge indicates where the card was torn, implying that it opened on the right edge with a greeting inside. All that remains is the front of the card at this time.
    • Kingston Academy, Kingston, New York

    • Schools; Historic buildings; Brickwork;
    • The Kingston Academy, located on the Academy Green. It was originally built in 1830 and served as a private high school until 1864, when it became a public institution. The school closed in 1915 when the new Kingston High School opened.

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