Cold Spring, New York..

by John Waco Jr August. 20, 2020 98 views
Main Street

Main Street

The Cold Spring Historic District includes much of the central area of the Hudson River village. As a surviving industrial village, Cold Spring's commercial, ecclesiastical and residential features reflect the economic and social dynamics of the (early 19th century) era. The distinctive store structures on the broad Main Street, the noticeable contrast of house types and neighborhoods and the variety of religious institutions dominated by the foundry owner's donated Episcopal church, are the legacy of the prosperous and paternalistic society in nineteenth century Cold Spring. They are significant today for their architectural and historical associations to important events in the history of the Hudson Highlands. Most of the houses, churches and other buildings came into existence in the years before the Civil War, when the nearby West Point Foundry was at the peak of its production and workers were rapidly moving into the area. Today the district includes over 200 buildings, many of them contributing properties. They have helped transform the village into a popular upscale residence for commuters and weekend destination for New York City residents due to the nearby Metro-North train station offering easy access to Grand Central Station. Hudson River waterfront and park, shopping for antiques, crafts, art, collectables, restaurants and cafes, Metro North train station in the center of the village.

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Jay Boggess 2 months, 1 week ago

Fun tour of such a quaint, idylic village!
Nice camera work, as always, Amigo!
Thank You!!!
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John Waco Jr Replied to Jay Boggess 2 months ago

I just love this place, I keep coming back all the time. If I had a lay over in New York I would always come to Cold Spring. +1

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Jay Boggess Replied to John Waco Jr 2 months ago

Old fashioned small communities are the best! I can't tolerate big metro areas anymore. They tend to be too crowded, too dangerous, too expensive, too dirty, etc, etc....Give me the simple life, with plenty of elbow room, where Nature is the dominant force with no thuggery.....Nice peaceful, law abiding citizens, not out to skin you, every time you turn around......right???

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John Waco Jr Replied to Jay Boggess 2 months ago

+1

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Jay Boggess Replied to John Waco Jr 2 months ago

grinning

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