Brewster in Putnam County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Borden Bridge
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil.
Location. 41° 23.69′ N, 73° 36.434′ W. Marker is in Brewster, New York, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 6) and Peaceable Hill Road, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brewster NY 10509, 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. Brewster Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Brewster Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birthplace of Darius M. Couch (approx. 1.2 miles away); Drewsclift Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Southeast Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hopkins Corners (approx. 2.9 miles away); Chancellor Kent (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dag Hammarskjold House (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brewster.
Regarding The Borden Bridge.
A model of cleanliness and efficiency, it was Borden's first commercially successful plant. Demand for condensed milk was high due to the Civil War, and over 200 dairy farmers supplied 20,000 gallons of milk each day.
In 1879, the plant expanded and a new brick structure was erected around the existing wood building. Construction occurred while the plant continued its operations in the older structure.
The Borden factory flourished for over fifty years. Following construction of the Croton Reservoir System, which flooded much of the area's viable farmland early in the twentieth century, production at the plant ceased.
In 1935, the building was ravaged by fire. Today, only part of the main factory building and a small outbuilding remain of what was once one of Brewster's most important industries.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 968 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 3. submitted on May 7, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.