This abandoned house and garage are located on either side of Croton Dam Road in Ossining, NY next to the Millwood Fire Department. I was unable to find any history on either building. I am presuming that the two buildings are related, but I could be incorrect.
According to the Hudson Valley Ruins website, this former mansion in Rhinebeck, NY, the mansion was “built in 1853 for Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones, a relative by marriage to the wealthy Astor Family… A later owner was Andrew Finck, New York City beer baron and a cooper by trade, and associate of brewer Jacob Rupert, of nearby Linwood. Wyndclyffe, then known as Linden Hall or Finck Castle, supposedly had an underground tap line from the mansion to the tennis courts. The house was a private residence until 1936, and was finally abandoned for good sometime after 1950. Wyndclyffe remained remarkably [sic] intact through the 1980s, but decay worsened as abandonment neared the end of a half-century.”
These photographs are from 2015.
More Information: Hudson Valley Ruins (including photos over time from 1999 to 2010)
Location: Google Maps (41.8869454, -73.9360088)
Strawbery Hill is located on Ackert Hook Road in Rhinebeck, NY. It is also known as the Henry Beekman house. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places as site #90NR00355. Based on information in a building inventory form found on the Cultural Resource Inventory System, the site is a farmstead consisting of an 18th century German stone farmhouse, a large Dutch-type barn complex, a well/wellhouse, privy, and two sheds. Local tradition states the property was developed by Henry Beekman in 1762, but he may not have ever lived in the house.
More information: Nomination form
Location: Bing Maps (41.882778, -73.883889)
Photographs of a neat old building at 900 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY.
Location: Google Maps
Photos of an abandoned bungalow camp in Greenfield, NY.
Location: Google Maps (41°44’07.1″N 74°30’19.9″W)
The Kimlin House is located across from the Kimlin Cider Mill on Cedar Avenue in Poughkeepsie. The house was for sale in 2012 as a tear-down, so I contacted the realtor and photographed it. Luckily, the house was purchased by someone who is restoring it, so I went back after the restoration had began and snapped some more photos. The owner has a lot of work ahead!
The Cornelius Carman house, 340 River Road South, was inventoried as part of a historic structure inventory in 1984. The house was initially constructed in 1826. In 1984 the house was being restored; currently the house appears to be in disrepair. I only photographed the house from the road because it was unclear if it is currently occupied. The inventory sheet indicates an orchard is located behind the house.
Location: Bing Maps Bird’s Eye View
Maple Grove, located in Poughkeepsie, NY, is part of a collection of farm estates which once lined South Road (Route 9). The mansion was built in 1850, and despite being unoccupied since 1955 and enduring a serious fire in 1985, Maple Grove has managed to survive. Reconstruction and restoration efforts have begun and an appropriate new use is being sought for the building.