Brewster in Putnam County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Borden Bridge
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.
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); Gilead Cemetery (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brewster.
Regarding The Borden Bridge. In 1864, Gail Borden constructed a milk condensery at the juncture of Routes 6 & 22. The New York Milk Condensery was the largest and most advanced milk factory at that time.
A model of cleanliness and efficiency, it was Borden's first commercially
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.
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