Millbrook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rail service had been debated for years before George Hunter Brown and his partners finally succeeded in bringing it to the area in 1869, after the Civil War. The new station and village evolving around it were named after Brown's estate, Millbrook Farm. Built of wood, the elaborate station featured two heated waiting rooms (one reserved for women), a stationmaster's office with telegraph and security safe, and luggage area. Many businesses moved in from outlying hamlets to be near the new railroad. Initially called the Dutchess and Columbia Railroad Company, the railroad struggled financially and went by different names in its six decades of service. The last train came through town in the 1930s, and the tracks were removed for iron to support the World War II effort.
Tutti a Bord!
La costruzione della ferrovia fu dibattuta per anni prima che George Hunter Brown e soci nel 1869 la realizzarono. La nuova stazione ed il villaggio che si sviluppò furono chiamati in onore della proprietà dei Brown: Millbrook Farm. La stazione, costruita in legno, aveva due sale d'aspetto riscaldate (una riservata alle donne),
Location. 41° 47.047′ 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. “Up to Date in Every Respect” (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?” (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 74 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.