Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic Carnwath Farms
In the early 1900's the property, then known as Rives Hill was purchased by a New York attorney named Untermeyer who was famous for defending William "Boss" Tweed. In 1925 the Order of the Brothers of Hermits purchased the property and built the imposing Chapel in 1950, and the dormitory building in 1958 (now known as the Frances Reese Cultural Center),
In 1980 the property was sold to Greystone Programs, Inc. The Town of Wappinger purchased the property in 2000 for the purpose of keeping open space and to develop it into a cultural center. It has 99.7 acres of beautiful land overlooking the majestic Hudson River, with scenic views of the Catskills.
Property consist of six buildings: Manor House, Chapel, Dormitory Building, Carriage House, Administration Building and "The Folly" Gazebo. The Greenway Trail is presently connected to the Carnwath trail network.
It is a lovely walk!
Location. 41° 34.279′ N, 73° 56.99′ W. Marker is in Wappingers Falls, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wheeler Hill Road and Carnwath Farms Lane, on the right when traveling south. Located at Carnwath Farms Historic site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wappingers Falls NY 12590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carnwath Farms (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gomez Mill House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Zion Pilgrim M.E. Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mesier Park (approx. 2½ miles away); Presbyterian Church & Cemetery (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker Mesier Park (approx. 2½ miles away); Washington’s Sword (approx. 3½ miles away); Enoch Crosby (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wappingers Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Carnwath Farms. (Submitted on January 13, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 13, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.