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Cold Spring, New York Historical Markers

 
Boring Mill Overlook Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Coughlin, January 16, 2014
Boring Mill Overlook Marker
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — Boring Mill Overlook
You are looking at the ruins of the boring mill, one of West Point Foundry’s vital centers and among the earliest buildings in the foundry complex. A large, two-story structure, the boring mill served several functions. The first floor was used for . . . — Map (db m71312) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — Boring Mill Overlook
You are looking at the ruins of the boring mill, one of West Point Foundry’s vital centers and among the earliest buildings in the foundry complex. A large, two-story structure, the boring mill served several functions. The first floor was used for . . . — Map (db m71319) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — Corporal James Harvey Hustis
. . . — Map (db m44541) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — Foundry Brook
Water descended from Foundry Brook to Battery Pond, then by elevated flume into a giant water wheel that turned the foundry’s gears and cranes, feeding air to the hot furnace fires. In the 19th century, Waterpower was power. — Map (db m71329) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — Foundry Dock ParkOur Stretch of the River
This serene site was once the bustling lifeline to the West Point Foundry, an industrial marvel and a technological powerhouse of its day. On the Waterfront Just after the War of 1812, President James Madison designated Cold Spring as one of . . . — Map (db m44564) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — From Forest to Factory to Forest
( East Side Marker : ) The landscape abundant forest and untamed waterpower that drew Gouverneur Kemble to open West Point Foundry in 1818 underwent dramatic changes over its decades of operations. The area’s woodlands were denuded to . . . — Map (db m71318) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — General George Washington
General George Washington in frequent visits to the American troops encamped nearby during the War of the Revolution drank at this spring and gave it its name Cold Spring. — Map (db m47504) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — Gouverneur Kemble1786   ┼   1875
A distinguished citizen Founder of West Point Foundry Twice member of Congress First Senior Warden of this church Honored and beloved by the community — Map (db m47530) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — History of West Point FoundryA Birthplace of American Industry
Water and Power West Point Foundry was one of America’s great early ironworks. An internationally renowned center of innovation and manufacturing, it’s been called the Silicon Valley of its day. Shortly after the War of 1812, President James . . . — Map (db m71307) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — Honor Roll1917 – 1919
Dedicated in honor of the men of Cold Spring, Nelsonville and North Highlands who answered the call of their country in the World War * Died in Service * Percy W. Arnold • George A. Casey, D.S.C. • J. Harvey Hustis • Edward Burns • Charles . . . — Map (db m44905) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — Jewel of the Hudson
West Point Foundry’s 1911 closing was a blow to Cold Spring, although many found work with the Hudson River Railroad and other industries. With the influx of new businesses in the Hudson Valley following World War II, the village began to enjoy a . . . — Map (db m71314) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — Joseph A. Percacciolo, Jr.
. . . — Map (db m47537) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — New York American Patriot Gardens
Paying tribute to those victims and heroes of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. This project is sponsored by the Lower Hudson-Long Island Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and . . . — Map (db m47529) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — North Highlands
ME church est. here 1812 Rebuilt 1851 & 1878 Active through 1949 Demolished 2006 — Map (db m135878) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — Philipstown Honor Roll
Killed in Action --------------- World War II Martin E. Adams Edward Budney H. Ellis Bowden Gerald Dale Warren Eitner W. Russell Farrell Ralph Fleming Arthur Gilman Walter Glanville Thomas Lutz Stanley Matthews Anthony Nastasi Allen W. Olsen . . . — Map (db m44907) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — The 1865 Office Building
This magnificent building is the only freestanding structure remaining at the preserve from the foundry years, rising alone from the forest cover. Yet as the photo below shows, West Point Foundry was a massive complex of industrial shops, railways . . . — Map (db m71309) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — The West Point Foundry
A writer describing this military establishment observes: “During my visit I learned that since the [Civil] war began over three hundred cannon have been manufactured here for our government – the Parrott gun exclusively – to . . . — Map (db m71303) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — The West Point Foundry School
The school was built in 1830 for immigrant apprentices at the West Point Foundry, enlarged for workers’ children in 1867, and incorporated into the Philipstown school system until 1891. William H. Taylor, a former foundry superintendent (pictured . . . — Map (db m71315) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — Warner Sisters
View to Constitution Island preserved by authors Susan Warner & Anna Warner who wrote the hymn “Jesus Loves Me.”   c. 1819-1915 George E. Pataki, GovernorMap (db m44527) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — West Point Foundry Archaeological Site
. . . — Map (db m71320) HM
New York (Putnam County), Cold Spring — World War II Veterans of St. Mary’s
This tree is dedicated on the 50th Anniversary of World War II to those veterans of that conflict who attended St. Mary’s. June 1993 — Map (db m47533) HM

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