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