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Tahawus in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

W.R.K. Taylor Jr.

1932

 
 
W.R.K. Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, March 28, 2020
1. W.R.K. Taylor Marker
Inscription.  
Original Owner: W.R.K. Taylor Jr.
Built in 1932, Taylor was a third generation resident of the Tahawus Club community, his father was W.R.K. Taylor, Sr., and his grandfather was Alexander Taylor. The cottage housed two independent living quarters.

Historical information is from "Documentation Report: Upper Works, Adirondack Iron and Steel Company, Newcomb, Essex County, New York" by Wesley Haynes.

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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 building 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
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building.
 
Erected by Open Space Institute.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 44° 5.263′ N, 74° 3.356′ 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. Jennings Cottage (a few steps from this marker); Lazy Lodge (a few steps from this marker); Transportation (within shouting distance of this marker); Taming the Wilderness (within shouting distance of this marker); From Rock to Iron (within shouting distance of this marker); The Money Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Communities (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbott/Lockwood (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tahawus.
 
More about this marker.
- Masonry ruins are the remains of three fireplaces that once warmed the building.
- The east rooms and porches overlooked the Hudson River.
 
Also see . . .  Open Space Institute.
W.R.K. Taylor Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
2. W.R.K. Taylor Jr. Marker
(Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2. submitted on April 10, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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