Cold Spring in Putnam County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jewel of the Hudson
West Point Foundry’s 1911 closing was a blow to Cold Spring, although many found work with the Hudson River Railroad and other industries. With the influx of new businesses in the Hudson Valley following World War II, the village began to enjoy a rebirth. (Residents also were attracted by the 80-minute commute to jobs in New York City.)
Recognizing the uniqueness of Cold Spring – it’s been hailed as one of the “best preserved 19th-century townscapes in the Hudson River region” – a large portion of the village, encompassing more than 200 buildings, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Today it is one of Putnam County’s prime tourist destinations, drawing visitors who enjoy the shops and restaurants along Main Street. Magnificent river views from its outstanding opportunities to connect with nature, either by launching a kayak or hiking in the Hudson Highlands. The trails and exciting interpretive features within Scenic Hudson’s 87-acre West Point Foundry Preserve are intended to connect people with Cold Spring’s fascinating heritage and awe-inspiring natural beauty.
All images from the collection of the Putnam History Museum.
Location. 41° 25.019′ N, 73° 56.895′ W. Marker is in Cold Spring Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cold Spring NY 10516, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boring Mill Overlook (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Foundry Brook (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Boring Mill Overlook (about 300 feet away); The West Point Foundry School (about 500 feet away); The 1865 Office Building (about 500 feet away); West Point Foundry Archaeological Site (about 600 feet away); Joseph A. Percacciolo, Jr. (about 700 feet away); From Forest to Factory to Forest (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cold Spring.
Also see . . . West Point Foundry Preserve. Scenic Hudson website. (Submitted on January 17, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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