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Airmont in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dogwoods

 
 
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The Historical Society of Rockland County
1. Dogwoods Marker
Inscription.  In 1924 author, economist, philosopher, Ralph Borsodi and family designed and began construction of this homestead, utilizing native field stone, their own and semi-skilled labor. By 1934 they completed "Dogwoods" and an enclave of five buildings. Here they developed the "School for Living" described in "Flight from the City," Borsodi's acclaimed book that inspired his Bayard Lane, Van Houten Fields developments in Rockland and other back-to-the-land communities nationally.
 
Erected by The Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Location. 41° 6.603′ N, 74° 6.603′ W. Marker is in Airmont, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on S. DeBaun Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 S. DeBaun Ave., Suffern NY 10901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Montebello (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cobblestone Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); School of Living
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The Historical Society of Rockland County
2. Dogwoods Residence
Residence of Ralph Borsodi
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Monsey Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Bayard Lane (approx. 2 miles away); Suffern’s Tavern (approx. 2.1 miles away); This Cannon “Independence” (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Richard & Linda Harvey, sponsors
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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