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Catskill in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Catskill Walking Tour

Beattie-Powers Place

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, March 2, 2019
1. Catskill Walking Tour Marker
Inscription.  James Powers (1782-1868) was a life-long resident of the Village of Catskill, where he lived as a prosperous lawyer, land developer, and gentleman farmer. He served as eighth president of the village and as state senator (1836-39). His father-in-law, Orrin Day, was the first president of the village. From his father-in-law, Powers purchased a tract of land which ranged from approximately present-day Broad Street to the Hudson River, bounded by Harrison and William Streets. By 1839 Powers had built his Greek Revival house overlooking the river. The structure is derived from plans by Minard Lefever, whose pattern books were widely circulated and used by local carpenters as building guides. Lefever was praised as one of America's finest architects by Calvert Vaux, the architect whose work includes New York City's Central Park, and who collaborated with the artist Frederick Church for designs at Olana - directly across the river from Beattie-Powers Place.

By bequest of Mary Deane Beattie, whose family home this was for many decades, the house and its land became a Village park in 1991. It is included in Catskill's East Side Historic District. Richard
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By Steve Stoessel, March 2, 2019
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N. Phillip
Village Historian, 2007

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 42° 13.114′ N, 73° 51.484′ W. Marker is in Catskill, New York, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from Powers Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Catskill NY 12414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The World War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burns-Curran Maintenance Facility (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cross Here and Save Time (approx. 0.4 miles away); 90th Anniversary of Rip Van Winkle Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hop-O-Nose (approx. half a mile away); Uncle Sam Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Stone House (approx. half a mile away); Railway Bridge (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catskill.
 
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By Steve Stoessel, March 2, 2019
3. Catskill Walking Tour Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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