Glenwood Power Plant, Yonkers, NY

The Glenwood Power Plant (also known as the Yonkers Power Plant) was constructed circa 1904-06 and shut down circa 1963.  It sits next to the Glenwood railroad station.  The plant had sat abandoned for quite some time when I went to photograph it.  To my pleasant surprise on the day of my visit, we saw work being done to renovate/reuse the building!  I am unsure of its current status.

More information:  Goran Group (real estate developer)

Location: Google Maps


Sedgewick Machine Works, Poughkeepsie, NY

Photographs of the Sedgewick Machine Works along the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY.  The site served as a testing facility for elevators and dumbwaiters.

A February 7, 2014 article in the Poughkeepsie Journal discusses some of the history of the site:

“While the main plant that was used to build the equipment was lost to fire in the early 21st century, other deteriorating buildings and the nine-story tower remain on the site.”

“Sedgwick Machine Works was the first furnace and iron works operation to be established in America, founded in 1643.”

“The company became so well-known and respected that its equipment was installed in, among other sites, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie and the Hotel Astor, Empire State Building and Tavern on the Green restaurant in New York City.”

“President Franklin D. Roosevelt relied on a Sedgwick elevator to travel between floors at Springwood, his family estate in Hyde Park.”

Location:  Bird’s Eye View

Hutton Brickyard, Kingston, NY

The Hutton brickyard operated near Kingston Point from 1865 until 1980.  The yard includes three connected steel frame kiln sheds originally erected in 1928 at the Excelsior brickyard in Haverstraw, NY and moved to Hutton in 1940.  After closing, the site was operated as a restaurant which has since closed.  The Lidgerwood crane on the site is the last such brickyard relic of its type on the Hudson River.  The site is in danger of being demolished for new redevelopment.

Map: Location on Bing Maps
Link:  More information