Near Hudson in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Frederick Church and Olana
As a student of Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School, Church stayed in Catskill with Cole at the artist's home, Cedar Grove. Church studied and painted in the Catskill area from 1844-1846. He first visited the site that would later become Olana while sketching and studying with Cole.
One of Church's greatest contributions to 19th-century art is Olana. Church and his wife, Isabel Carnes Church (1836-1899), began creating Olana in 1860 with the acquisition of the farm and culminating with the construction of the main house in 1870.
Olana remained in the Church family until 1966, when the property was saved from auction by Olana Preservation Inc. (a volunteer group led by David C. Huntington, the first of a new generation of Church scholars, art dealer Stuart Feld, and a field of local notables) and the State of New York under Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Now a New York State Historic Site, Olana remains today much as it was when Church and his wife created it.
Location. 42° 13.055′ N, 73° 49.76′ W. Marker is near Hudson, New York, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 9G ¾ mile south of New York State Route 23. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the front of the Olana Visitor Center & Museum Store building, at the Olana State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5720 New York Route 9G, Hudson NY 12534, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Studio and Viewshed (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbia County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Olana Viewshed (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Columbia County (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Columbia County (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Olana Viewshed (approx. ¼ mile away); Kitchen Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Icehouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hudson.
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