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Airmont in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dogwoods

 
 
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The Historical Society of Rockland County
1. Dogwoods Marker
Inscription.  In 1924 author, economist, philosopher, Ralph Borsodi and family designed and began construction of this homestead, utilizing native field stone, their own and semi-skilled labor. By 1934 they completed "Dogwoods" and an enclave of five buildings. Here they developed the "School for Living" described in "Flight from the City," Borsodi's acclaimed book that inspired his Bayard Lane, Van Houten Fields developments in Rockland and other back-to-the-land communities nationally.
 
Erected by The Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 41° 6.603′ N, 74° 6.603′ W. Marker is in Airmont, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on S. DeBaun Ave south of New York State Route 59, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 S DeBaun Ave, Suffern NY 10901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. ¾ mile away);
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The Historical Society of Rockland County
2. Dogwoods Residence
Residence of Ralph Borsodi
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Indian Rock (approx. one mile away); Montebello (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cobblestone Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); School of Living (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Monsey Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Bayard Lane (approx. 2 miles away); Suffern’s Tavern (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Richard & Linda Harvey, sponsors.
 
Dogwoods with Marker in foreground. image. Click for full size.
3. Dogwoods with Marker in foreground.
Photo Courtesy if the Nyack Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.   3. submitted on August 8, 2022, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 25, 2022