Tahawus in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Original Owner: E. Holloway Coe
In 1916 Walter D. Edmonds, author of Drums Along the Mohawk, occupied this building. Later Club Era occupants were Thomas Williams, and Morris Douw Ferris.
Historical information is from "Documentation Report: Upper Works, Adirondack Iron and Steel Company, Newcomb, Essex County, New York,“ by Wesley Haynes.
This site has been occupied by structures serving different purposes since an iron mining operation started in the early 1800s. Most recently, the buildings housed workers from the titanium mine just to the south. The miners' residences were remodeled camps built by Tahawus Club members between the late 1890s and the 1930s, The buildings were abandoned in the early 1960s and have deteriorated or been removed since then. This artist's rendering shows what the buildings might have looked like when last occupied. 'Ghosted' images are the durable stone, concrete, and brick elements that remain following deterioration or demolition, shown as they were situated In the original building
Erected by Open Space Institute
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 44° 5.312′ N, 74° 3.359′ W. Marker is in Tahawus, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Upper Works Road (County Route 25) 9.7 miles north of Blue Ridge Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcomb NY 12879, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Making Iron (within shouting distance of this marker); The Money Men (within shouting distance of this marker); From Rock to Iron (within shouting distance of this marker); David Henderson (within shouting distance of this marker); Transportation (within shouting distance of this marker); Jennings Cottage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.R.K. Taylor Jr. (about 300 feet away); Lazy Lodge (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tahawus.
Also see . . .
1. Drums Along the Mohawk (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Walter Edmonds (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.