Beacon in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ron & Ronnie Sauers Bridge
Whereas, when Ron and Ronnie Sauers arrived in Beacon in the mid-1980's, Main Street buildings were boarded up with plywood and covered in graffiti, but Ron and Ronnie saw an opportunity to revitalize Beacon; and
Whereas, Ron and Ronnie Sauers acquired vacant and abandoned buildings and restored the buildings, preserving their unique architectural qualities and encouraging others to invest in Beacon; and
Whereas, through the efforts led by Ron and Ronnie Sauers, Beacon's Main Street began to see new businesses open and a transformation to Main Street occur; and
Whereas, Ron and Ronnie's love of architecture and historic buildings and their passion for restoration rekindled the spirit of Beacon; and
Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the City Council of the City of Beacon with much gratitude, appreciation and respect, bestows the honorary name of the Ron and Ronnie Sauers Bridge on the East Main Street Bridge over the Fishkill Creek, so that future generations of Beacon residents and visitors will recognize and appreciate the contributions of Ron and Ronnie Sauers to the fabric and spirit of Beacon and our community.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 41° 30.145′ N, 73° 57.722′ W. Marker is in Beacon, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles from Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Located on the bridge over Fishkill Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beacon NY 12508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emergency Responders Clock (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Beacon (about 600 feet away); Matteawan Train Station (about 600 feet away); Spanish Pentecostal Church / Rothery File Factory (about 700 feet away); Howland Center (about 800 feet away); Roll of Honor (approx. ¼ mile away); Carmen Ramputi Marine Corps League (approx. ¼ mile away); Beacon War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beacon.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.