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

"Rough Stonework a Specialty" / "Construzioni in Pietra una Specialità"

Millbrook, New York

 

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Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
1. “Rough Stonework a Specialty” Marker
Inscription.  
“Rough Stonework a Specialty”
Rocks abound throughout the region in fields, streams, and forest glens. They were incorporated into structures and stone walls that line roadways and delineate old pastureland. In the hands of skilled craftsmen they became works of art. This handsome 1911 building was called "an honor to the town" by Rev. J. Edward Lyall in 1913. It was built by Rodrigo Ciferri, who had learned the trade in his native Italy. Millbrook abounds with examples of extraordinary stone masonry, much of it by the Ciferri family, whose company advertised its skill with the title phrase below. Neighboring estates feature exceptional stonework: beautifully crafted entries, gatehouses and houses, bridges, barns and garden walls like the one shown at the H. H. Flagler estate (1922-23).

“Costruzioni in Pietra una Specialità”
Le pietre abbondano nei campi, fiumi, e foreste della regione. Esse erano usate nelle strutture e nei muretti lungo i sentieri che dividono i pascoli. Nelle mani di abili muratori diventarono opere d'arte. Questo bell'edificio del 1911, costruito da Rodrigo Ciferri,
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Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
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che aveva imparato l'arte nella nativa Italia, fu dichiarato nel 1913 dal Rev. J. Edward Lyall "un onore alla città." Millbrook abbondà di esempi straordinari di costruzioni in pietra molte delle quali da parte della Ciferri Company, che promuoveva la sua attività con la frase del titolo accanto. Grandi proprietà locali contengono eccezzionali lavori in pietra: portali, case, ponti, stalle, e muretti di giardini come quelli mostrati nella proprietà di H. H. Flagler (1922-23).
 
Erected 2014 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Millbrook, New York series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 41° 47.045′ N, 73° 41.682′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Front Street, on the right when traveling east on Washington Avenue. 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. Old Firehouse / I Vigili del Fuoco (within shouting distance of this marker); "Up to Date in Every Respect" / "Aggiornata in Ogni Aspetto" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); All Aboard! / Tutti a Bord!
Stone House built by Rodrigo Ciferri in 1911 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
3. Stone House built by Rodrigo Ciferri in 1911
(about 300 feet away); "Perfect Service and Perfect Food" / "Servizio e Cibo Perfetti" (about 400 feet away); The Great Fire of 1916 / Il Grande Incendio del 1916 (about 400 feet away); In Stock and For Sale / In Magazzino ed in Vendita (about 400 feet away); "Aren’t We Dressed Up Fine?" / "Come Siamo Eleganti!" (about 400 feet away); Irish and Italian Immigrants / Immigranti Irlandesi ed Italiani (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
 
Also see . . .  Village of Milbrook. (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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Oct. 7, 2022