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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Poughkeepsie

 
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Poughkeepsie, New York and Vicinity
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1New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — 5th Ward Honor Roll
To Honor Those Men And Women Of The Fifth Ward Who So Valiantly Served Their Country In World War II Dedicated Sept. 3, 1946 Adams, W. • Adriance, H. F. • Ahrens, H. S. • Aide, H. • Allen, C. • Allers, E. J. • Allers, J. F. • Allers, R. . . . — Map (db m37736) HM
2New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Back on Track
In 1992, Walkway Over the Hudson was established to preserve the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, transform it into a linear park and trailway and provide long-term stewardship. With public and private support, the bridge-to-park . . . — Map (db m142779) HM
3New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Bennett Gate
Bennett Gate In memory of Sidonie Bennett, a Holocaust survivor and Hungarian immigrant whose dream of a Vassar education for her daughter was realized here. Given, with gratitude, by Dr. Georgette Bennett '67 and her family . . . — Map (db m37641) HM
4New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Built to Last
Conceived in the 1860s, the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge created the only Hudson River crossing between New York City and Albany. Political and financial difficulties prevented the project from getting underway for several years. In 1886, . . . — Map (db m142777) HM
5New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Catskill Mountains400 Years of History
Formed over 300 million years ago, the Catskill Mountains have more than 35 peaks over 3,500 feet, cover 6,000+ square miles, and provide 90% of New York City's water supply. The Catskills have been a tourist destination and a haven for artists for . . . — Map (db m145008) HM
6New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — City DowntownA Notable Industrial and Civic Center — Greater Walkway Experience —
As "Queen City of the Hudson River Valley," Poughkeepsie has been a beehive of activity since settlers first established riverfront industries here in the early 1700s. Geography helped fuel the transformation from town to city. The Fall Kill Creek . . . — Map (db m141937) HM
7New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Constitution Ratification Site
The People of the State of New York By Their Convention Assembled in a Former Court House Which Stood On This Ground Ratified The Constitution of the United States of America July 26, A.D. 1788 Erected in 1904 By the . . . — Map (db m37734) HM
8New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Cristoforo ColomboDiscoverer of America — 1492 —
Dedicated by the members of the Casa Italiana, to this great Italian Navigator, on the 500th Anniversary of his discovery of America October 12, 1992 [Roll of Donors] — Map (db m130566) HM
9New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Dutchess County400 Years of History
Established in 1683, Dutchess County was home to New York's second capital during the Revolutionary War and achieved prominence as an important rail hub. Dutchess County is also Franklin D. Roosevelt's birthplace. Background photo . . . — Map (db m145004) HM
10New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Dutchess County War Memorial
Dutchess County War Memorial Roll of Honor World War I Adams, George H. • Albertson, Nelson • Allen, Alonza D. • Baliszewski, Frank J. • Bedrosian, Kapriel D. • Bishop, Leon • Bogart, Raymond • Braddock, Benjamin • Brizzie, Charles • . . . — Map (db m37640) WM
11New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge400 Years of History
The Mid-Hudson Bridge was renamed the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge in 1994. Over 13,645,000 cars and trucks used the bridge in 2008. Background photograph courtesy New York State Bridge Authority.Map (db m145247) HM
12New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — General Casimir Pulaski
General Casimir Pulaski Father Of American Cavalry Polish Patriot Who Fought For American Independence Mortally Wounded At Savannah Georgia Died October 11, 1779 [ back ] Erected Thru The Efforts Of Polish American . . . — Map (db m37785) HM
13New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — In Affectionate Memory
. . . — Map (db m37733) HM
14New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Intercollegiate Rowing Association400 Years of History
The Intercollegiate Rowing Association held the National Championship at Poughkeepsie in 1895 and almost every year thereafter until 1949. Background photo courtesy Library of Congress.Map (db m145006) HM
15New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Lange Rack400 Years of History
The Dutch named the Hudson from Crum Elbow (4 miles to the north) to Danskammer Point (9 miles to the south) Lange Rack, which means long reach, because sloop skippers did not have to change the set of their sails on that long, straight . . . — Map (db m145250) HM
16New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Little ItalyThe Heart of the Old World at the Foot of the Walkway — Greater Walkway Experience —
Vibrant immigrant enclaves steeped in old world values and ethnic food are part of the American landscape. However, the locomotive age made Poughkeepsie’s Little Italy, sprouting in the shadow of a train trestle, truly distinct. The neighborhood’s . . . — Map (db m144742) HM
17New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Lucille P. PattisonDutchess County Office Building
In appreciation and recognition of Lucille P. Pattison who served in this office building for nearly two decades. Serving as County Legislator and both Minority and Majority Leader, she won a special election for Dutchess County Executive in 1978 . . . — Map (db m142538) HM
18New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Main Building
. . . — Map (db m130552) HM
19New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Main Street Ferry LandingThe Great Connector
During the late 1800s, Poughkeepsie’s waterfront south of the bridge was lined with factories and warehouses, including the Vassar Brewery and Foster Lumber Yard. The Main Street ferry landing is right of center. Background photograph . . . — Map (db m145300) HM
20New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Matthew Vassar
Founder of Vassar College, lived in house on this site for many years. Now site of Vassar Brothers Home for Aged Men — Map (db m130553) HM
21New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — May 8th, 1974400 Years of History
On May 8, 1974, a fire started on the Poughkeepsie side of the bridge. The fire's intense heat caused the track to warp. Burning debris fell from the bridge, starting small fires on the ground. Background photograph by John . . . — Map (db m145002) HM
22New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Mid-Hudson Bridge400 Years of History
The Mid-Hudson Bridge utilizes heavy cables suspended between towers and vertical suspender cables to carry the traffic deck. Background photo courtesy New York State Bridge Authority.Map (db m145001) HM
23New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Mid-Hudson Bridge400 Years of History
When built, the Mid-Hudson Bridge was the only vehicular bridge crossing the Hudson between Albany and Bear Mountain. In 1933, over 394,000 cars and trucks used the bridge. Background photo courtesy New York State Bridge . . . — Map (db m145005) HM
24New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Mid-Hudson Bridge Suspension Cables400 Years of History
The Mid-Hudson Bridge's main suspension cables are 16 ¾ inches in diameter, span 3,000 feet, and are anchored at each end of the bridge. Background photograph courtesy New York State Bridge AuthorityMap (db m145295) HM
25New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Mills Gate
The former Mills Gate, dedicated in June, 1931, stood fifty feet to the north and was a gift from members of The Training Campus for Nurses, held at Vassar, June to September, 1918. Proposed by Minnie A. Cumnock Blodgett, Class of 1884, to . . . — Map (db m37642) HM
26New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Named for Englishman Henry Hudson400 Years of History
The river is named for Englishman Henry Hudson, who explored it aboard the Half Moon in 1609. He was searching for an all-water route to Asia for the Dutch East India Company. It was also called the “North River” by the Dutch. . . . — Map (db m145000) HM
27New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Nearly 3000 Men400 Years of History
Nearly 3,000 men worked on new rail lines to connect the bridge to existing railroads on both sides of the river. Steam drills and dynamite were used to clear some sections. Background photo courtesy Local History Collection, Adriance . . . — Map (db m145003) HM
28New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — North River Steamboat of ClermontThe Hudson Highway
In 1807, Robert Fulton and Robert R. Livingston, Jr. successfully operated the North River Steamboat of Clermont between New York City and Albany, heralding the beginning of steam navigation on the Hudson. Background illustration . . . — Map (db m145009) HM
29New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — On This Site
On this site in July of 1788, the opposing views of Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, and Anti-federalists, under Governor George Clinton, were joined in compromise by Dutchess County Ratification Convention delegate Melancthon . . . — Map (db m37732) HM
30New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Poughkeepsie Civil War Memorial
[ west side ] Memorial To the Patriotism of the Men of Dutchess and Columbia Counties Who served in the 128th Regiment in the Civil War 1861 – 1865 ---------- Till the fame of our fathers Has melted away, Till the . . . — Map (db m37638) HM
31New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — 201 — Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge
has been placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1979 by The United States Department of the Interior
William G. Pomeroy Foundation 2019 • 201Map (db m136100) HM
32New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge ConstructionThe Great Connector
The bridge's cantilevered spans are supported on only one end by rectangular truss spans (left). The traveling derrick on top of the bridge was used as a temporary work station to construct the bridge's structural system. Background . . . — Map (db m145293) HM
33New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge ConstructionThe Great Connector
The cribs were partially built on land and floated out on the river where they were enlarged. They were then filled with stone, gravel, and cement until they sunk deep into the river's sediment and rested firmly on bedrock. Background . . . — Map (db m145296) HM
34New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge: Eastern Overland ApproachThe Great Connector
The bridge's eastern overland approach crossed over New York Central's main north-south line. During the late 1800s, Poughkeepsie was a thriving manufacturing center producing a variety of goods, such as mowers, dye, and beer. Background . . . — Map (db m145011) HM
35New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Poughkeepsie Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Now the trumpet summons us again – not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need, not as a call to battle, though embattled we are; but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, "rejoicing in hope, patient . . . — Map (db m37735) HM
36New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Poughkeepsie WaterfrontAn economic engine. A renewed source of Pride. — Greater Walkway Experience —
Long before locomotives and automobiles, the Hudson River was like a super highway attracting intrepid explorers, settlers, and businessmen. As such, the area's earliest economic development dotted the lush banks of the waterfront. This is where the . . . — Map (db m140324) HM
37New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Poughkeepsie-Highland BridgeNational Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
The Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge is the oldest surviving steel cantilever bridge in the world, and when built, had the longest truss and cantilever spans. The bridge provided the first, and only, all-rail route across the Husdon River south of . . . — Map (db m35483) HM
38New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Poughkeepsie's Little Italy400 Years of History
Between 1896 and 1921, nearly 4 million Italians immigrated to America's cities. Many settled in the Mount Carmel district near Poughkeepsie's waterfront and worked on the railroads. Today, this neighborhood is called “Poughkeepsie’s Little . . . — Map (db m145010) HM
39New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Poughkeepsie's WaterfrontThe Great Connector
Poughkeepsie's waterfront was an active construction staging area for the bridge with a constant flow of boats, barges, building materials, and workers. Background photograph from the B.L. Rudberg collection in memory of the late Austin . . . — Map (db m145013) HM
40New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — River That Flows Both Ways
The river before you is in no hurry to reach the Atlantic Ocean. The Native Americans knew that. They called it Muhheakantuck—“river that flows both ways.” The Hudson’s current changes direction four times every day as . . . — Map (db m2488) HM
41New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Second Baptist ChurchJuly 19, 1946 - July 21, 1996
Organized July 18, 1946 Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Jenkins, Pastor Charter Members of Second Baptist Church Mrs. B. Dukes, K. Roberts, & E. Vaughn Rev. Robert L. Bruce, Sr., Pastor — Map (db m130554) HM
42New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Signal Towers400 Years of History
Signal towers at each end of the bridge controlled train traffic over the river. Here, an eastbound train approaches the guard house and signal tower at the Washington Street overpass in Poughkeepsie. Background photo from the collection of . . . — Map (db m149331) HM
43New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Soldiers Memorial Fountain
[ east side ] Soldiers Memorial Fountain [ south side ] To The Patriot Dead [ north side ] April 12th, 1861 April 9th, 1865 [ west side ] Restored / Rededicated   P.U.R.A Nov. 11, 1977 . . . — Map (db m37779) HM
44New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Southside Historic DistrictSentinels to Poughkeepsie's Gilded Age — Greater Walkway Experience —
Standing witness to the city's stature, this manicured mix of distinctive homes recalls the aspirations of the inventors, industrialists, and civic leaders who called Poughkeepsie home over a century ago. Comprised of four national historic . . . — Map (db m144741) HM
45New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Speck Zyn Kill
Speck Zyn Kill Dutch for "Speck, his stream". Later called Speck 'n Kill and Speckenkill. Speck, an Indian, owned this land. State Education Department 1935 — Map (db m37881) HM
46New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Steamboat & Ferry LandingThe Great Connector
Poughkeepsie's steamboat and ferry landing at the foot of Main Street (now Victor C. Waryas Park) was a bustling transportation hub. The horse-drawn trolleys are an early instance of public transportation. Background photo from the B.L. . . . — Map (db m145007) HM
47New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — The ClearwaterA River Reborn
The Clearwater replicates the mid-19th-century sloops that plied the Hudson River. Folk singer and river champion Pete Seeger launched the ship as a tool for environmental education and advocacy in 1969. Background photograph by Brian A. . . . — Map (db m145297) HM
48New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — The Fall Kill400 Years of History
A tributary of the Hudson River, the Fall Kill supplied water power to Poughkeepsie's 18th - and 19th - century industries, including mills, cloth production, a brewery, and a carpet factory. Background photograph courtesy of Linda T. . . . — Map (db m145294) HM
49New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — The Glebe House
Built in 1767 by members of the Church of England in Dutchess County for their minister. — Map (db m37921) HM
50New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — The Great Connector
When the bridge opened, it was connected to an extensive, nationwide railway network. The bridge provided a direct route for transporting raw materials, such as coal from Pennsylvania and grain from the Midwest, across the Hudson to the Northeast, . . . — Map (db m142778) HM
51New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — The Hudson River Day Line
The Hudson River Day Line steamer Albany glides under the bridge in 1894. The steamboat company provided regularly scheduled passenger service between New York City and Albany from 1863 to 1948. Background photograph courtesy . . . — Map (db m145245) HM
52New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — The Poughkeepsie Whaling Company400 Years of History
Whale oil was widely used in lamps during the early 1800s. The Poughkeepsie Whaling Company, formed in 1831, was one of several ocean-going fleets operating along the Hudson. It closed in 1843 when using kerosene in lamps increased. . . . — Map (db m145012) HM
53New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — The Queen City of the Hudson
The city's early economic & social history ties it to the river with Poughkeepsie known as The Queen City of the Hudson 1776 – 1876, Shipyard Point. Site of the Revolutionary War shipyards, various ships were built along the . . . — Map (db m37869) HM
54New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — The River that Flows Both Ways
Although the river dates back some 60 million years, the river we see today was shaped during the last Ice Age. About 16,000 years ago, a massive ice field gouged the riverbed to a depth below sea level, thus allowing water from the Atlantic Ocean . . . — Map (db m142780) HM
55New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Thomas Dongan
Thomas Dongan Governor Of New York 1683 - 1687 One of the greatest constructive statesmen ever sent to any English colony. The assembly which he created passed an act known as "The Charter of Liberties and Privileges" which assumed the . . . — Map (db m37783) HM
56New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Union Street Historic NeighborhoodCommunity-driven Urban Renewal on a Human Scale — Greater Walkway Experience —
In many ways, the city's oldest neighborhood follows the meandering history of Poughkeepsie itself. Starting as a mere footpath that connected the early hilltop settlement to the Union Store on the riverbank, this major artery was officially . . . — Map (db m144740) HM
57New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — United States Post Office Poughkeepsie New YorkNational Register of Historic Places
United States Post Office Poughkeepsie New York Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m141963) HM
58New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Uppuqui-ipis-ing
Reed covered lodge by the watering place... A spring named by Indians... Source of the present name, Poughkeepsie. — Map (db m56518) HM
59New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Van Kleeck House Site
On this site 1687-1835 stood the house built by Baltus Barents Van Kleeck one of the first settlers at Poughkeepsie — Map (db m130565) HM
60New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Vassar Brothers InstituteScience Literature & Art
Founded by John Guy Vassar 1883 — Map (db m130556) HM
61New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Vassar Residence
. . . — Map (db m130567) HM
62New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Victor C. Waryas Memorial Park
Victor C. Waryas Memorial Park Mayor, City of Poughkeepsie   1960 – 1964 Member, New York State Assembly   1965 – 1968 "It is not an exaggeration to say that Poughkeepsie is on the threshold of a complete rebirth. The coming year, . . . — Map (db m37868) HM
63New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Walkway Loop Trail
Walkway Loop Trail Crossing Walkway Over the Hudson and the Mid-Hudson Bridge, this 3.6-mile loop offers thrilling river views and connects attractions on the Poughkeepsie and Highland waterfronts. It provides a link with 25 miles of rail trails in . . . — Map (db m37878) HM
64New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Walkway Over the Hudson
Walkway Over the Hudson A place to enjoy the river and a place to appreciate the wonder of an engineering feat unprecedented in its time with a beauty unsurpassed in our generation. History • Completed in 1888, the . . . — Map (db m37871) HM
65New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
First opened in 1889, the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge was the longest cantilevered and truss span bridge in the world. Reborn in 2009, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. . . . — Map (db m142776) HM
66New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — World War II Memorial
Dedicated by the Polish American Citizens Club Gr. 368 P. N. A. to the memory of American youth of Polish descent who gave their lives in the service of their country in World War II John Banik • Walter Biegusiak • James Detmer . . . — Map (db m130559) WM
 
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