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Millbrook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Up to Date in Every Respect”

The Museum in the Streets

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
1. “Up to Date in Every Respect” Marker
Inscription.  
“Up to Date in Every Respect”
That was the boast of Sheldon's Pharmacy, across from the railroad station. It had a popular soda fountain, carried souvenirs, published and sold local postcard views like this one, and attracted visitors arriving by train. Front Street – so named because it faced the railroad – comprised mainly shops and offices. Millbrook House, the village's earliest hotel, stood where the firehouse now stands. It opened about 1870 and soon established a reputation for fine dining and excellent service. The train brought summer boarders to Millbrook for "the season," establishing it as a summer community. Behind the hotel were horse stables, wagon sheds, and a blacksmith shop, then important to everyday life. The hotel was torn down in the early 1960s, having fallen on hard times.

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Questo motto era l'orgoglio della farmacia di Sheldon, di fronte alla stazione. Aveva soda alla spina, souvenirs, pubblicava e vendeva cartoline, e attraeva visitatori che arrivavano con il treno. Front Street-così chia- mata perchè parallela alla ferrovia-accoglieva
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By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
2. “Up to Date in Every Respect” Marker
negozi ed uffici. Il primo albergo, Millbrook House, si trovava dove ora ci sono i vigili del fuoco. Aprì circa nel 1870, e subito si affer- mò per il suo buon cibo ed eccellente servizio. Il treno portò vaccanzieri a Millbrook per "la stagione," iniziando la tradizione di Millbrook come località turistica. Dietro l'hotel c'erano le stalle per cavalli, la rimessa per carrozze, ed il fabbro, allora elementi importanti della vita quotidiana. L'hotel fu abbattuto all'inizio degli anni 60 per difficoltà economiche. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 41° 47.046′ N, 73° 41.748′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Front Street. Located on the Village Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millbrook NY 12545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Aboard! (here, next to this marker); Millbrook Veterans Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Rough Stonework a Specialty” (about 300 feet away); Tribute Garden (about 400 feet away); Millbrook, New York (about 400 feet away); A Tribute and a Gift (about 400 feet away); “Aren’t We Dressed Up Fine?”
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(about 400 feet away); Millbrook Bicentennial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
 
Also see . . .  Village of Milbrook. (Submitted on September 23, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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