Saturday, December 8, 2012
Please RSVP for the HVVA Holiday Tour if you plan on joining us for lunch at the Hoffman House Restaurant, the cost of the lunch remains at $20 and can be paid for on the day of the tour. But numbers are needed to reserve the space. Again this year we will gather at 10:30 behind the Kingston School Districts Administrative Offices parking lot located on Green Street. Kingston NY. We will tour three houses, all in walking distance and then return for lunch at 1:00 pm. Tour contact is Rob he can be reach at this number 845 242 6927 Happy Holidays!
November 17 Saturday, November 17, 2012
South of New Paltz Tour—Maggie MacDowell
Car pooling to start 9:45AM at the The Gold Fox Restaurant located on the corner of Route 44/55 and Route 208 at Ireland Corners.
Three very fine houses are on the tour mostly in the Kettleboro area of Ulster County.
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, Oct. 20th - Early Homes & Barns of Feura Bush
Meeting Place & Time: The Feura Bush Library (one room school house) behind the Jerusalem Reformed Church meet between 9:30 to 10:00 AM
Address: 1433 Route 32 (also known as Indian Fields Road), Feura Bush, NY 12067
Plans are to see (but can change without notice):
Site 1: Palanges' barn on the corner of Bier’s and Copeland Hill Rd - This barn was saved by the owners. It has been refurbished and is in use.
Site 2: VanDerzee house on Rowe Road - We swill tour the entire house, top to bottom and the grounds.
Site 3: Zdgibloski barn on Elm Ave. - a classic looking New World Dutch barn.
Site 4: Pieter Winnie house on Creble Road - a lot has gone on there recently during the restoration.
Field Documentation and Drafting for Beginners.
Saturday and Sunday, October 13th & 14th, 2012
John Stevens & Wally Wheeler will present a two day course on the what’s & why’s of field documentation & drawing. Included will be the basics of what comprises a field pack, types of measuring, what & why things are measured, drawing techniques & types, and “industry standards” for standard documentation packages like that used by the Historic American Building’s Survey. The intent of this class is to develop among our group a larger body of folks who are able to conduct field documentation to a reliable standard (necessary if the documentation is to have long-term usefulness), and to increase the pool of folks who are able to contribute materials to the newsletter. Commitment fee for the workshop is $50 to be returned after completing the course. Class to be held with a min. of 4 / max. of 10. Workshop site to be announced at a later time, check website. To sign up to attend, must contact Ken Walton by Sept. 15th. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 845-883-0132
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Tour of New World Dutch Bent‐Framed Houses in Berkshire County.
We will meet at 11am; see directions and tour handout pdfs, below. Today’s tour includes three really interesting examples of the results of cultural overlap on what some would call “contested ground.” In each of the three houses we will look at today, framing from the Hudson Valley encounters house forms native to New England. Join us to see the results! Wally Wheeler will lead the tour.
Saturday, August 18, 2012 10:00 AM
Rhinebeck Revisited - Study Tour
This study tour will begin at 10:00 AM at "the Greenhouse at Rhinebeck", 41 Pitcher Lane, Rhinebeck NY. We'll be hosted by Nancy Kelly -Town Historian, and we'll explore several structures found on the 1798 map of Rhinebeck.
The website www.thegreenhouseatrhinebeck.com includes a map of our 10:00 AM starting point. It is south of the bridge just off Route 9G on Pitcher Lane (a left turn as you are going south).
Saturday, July 21, 2012
HVVA Exploration- English architecture in East Haven, Branford and Guilford, Connecticut.
Meet at 11:00- 133 Main Street, East Haven. 5 bay, storey-and-a-half, center chimney, built c. 1790. Typical New England plan but with roof overhangs front and back like Dutch usage on Long Island and northern New Jersey. House replaced one about a hundred years older. Many timbers from the earlier house used in the construction of the first floor framing and the chimney base. Early door at top of basement stair.
12:30- to Guilford to look at the Hyland House. Two story, 5 bay, center chimney built c. 1690 – 1710. Hewn overhangs, front and ends with moulded girts. Later leanto preserves original clapboards of back wall. Owned by Dorothy Whitfield Historical Society.
13:30- drive past Henry Whitfield State Museum. Stone house built in 1639- interior and roof reconstructed by J. Frederick Kelly in the 1930’s.
14:00- lunch at Chowder Pot III on Route 1.
15:30- Harrison House, 124 Main Street, Branford. 5 bay, two storey, center chimney built c. 1724. Hewn overhang at front. Leanto added at a later date. Bought in 1938 by J. Frederick Kelly and restored by him.
16:30- to Shoreline Trolley Museum in East Haven for a ride on an antique streetcar.
17:30- return to 133 Main Street, East Haven.
Directions: Thruway or Taconic Parkway south to I-84 eastbound. Exit 11 to route 34 which you stay on to New Haven Connecticut. Watching signage carefully, get on I-95, northbound. Caution: a new bridge has just been opened over the Quinnipiac River. Exit 51, East Haven, on to Frontage Road. Keep right. At second traffic light, right turn on to Hemingway Avenue. South on Hemingway to first traffic light at Main Street. Left turn on to Main Street, andalmost immediately make left turn into the parking lot of Walgreen Drugstore on north east corner. There is no parking in front of l33 Main Street which is on the north side of the street, facing the East Haven Green.
Telephone at East Haven House: 203-468-1217. At Hurley, 845-383-1217.
Note: The distance from Kingston to East Haven is about 120 miles. Takes about 1 ½ hours to drive. Driving on a Saturday morning should not pose any problems except, as previously warned, the road disruptions in East Haven in connection with the new bridge.
Stone House Day Hurley, Saturday July 14, 2012
10:00 AM. As tradition now has it the HVVA’s picnic will be folded into the same day we gather to showcase the work of our organization at Hurley’s Annual Stone House Day. The potluck picnic will begin at about 4:30 in back of the Elmendorf House on Main Street. Please let us know if you are willing to volunteer at the HVVA display table during during this event.
Email to: Gallusguy@msn.com Also an RSVP for the picnic would be a appreciated.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
We will be meeting at 12 noon for a leisurely lunch at the Ever Ready Dinner on Route 9 in Rhinebeck
(across from the DC Fair Grounds.)
Then journeying off to a lecture at Rokeby! It you have never been to Rokeby it is well worth the trip, if you have been to Rokeby its worth going back!
A Peaceable Secession: Red Hook Splits from Rhinebeck With Town Historian J. Winthrop Aldrich’s knowledgeable, amusing guidance, Red Hook’s founding and early days come to life at this illustrated talk at Rokeby, his family’s historic Hudson River estate. Jointly sponsored by the Red Hook and Rhinebeck Historical Societies, the talk features rare period maps and images. Light refreshments. 2 p.m. – Rokeby, 845 River Road.
Please RSVP to Gallusguy@msn.com, space is limited to 10 HVVA members
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Tour of Rensselaer County, the tying joint in Pittstown and Hoosick.
Details of the tour & tour directions: HVVA tour of Rensselaer County (PDF Document)
English Tying Joint Tour Handout (PDF Document)
Saturday April 21, 2012
Tour of Historic Farmsteads in the Town of Rochester, Ulster County
Following up on a project documenting 10 historic farmsteads in the Town of Rochester, Neil Larson will be conducting a tour of three of them that illustrate a range of periods from the earliest, the Osterhoudt Home Farm, which may date as early as 1720, to the latest, Appeldoorn Farm, a 1756 farmstead updated by Myron S. Teller in 1937. In between is a farm established in the 1830s by Thomas S. Schoonmaker. In addition, we will be making a visit to Jonathan Nedbor’s Canal Forge. We will be meeting at the parking lot of the Rochester Reformed Church, 5142 Route 209, Accord at 10 am. The tour will wrap up by 5:30 pm. There will be a Dutch-treat lunch stop at the Hillside Restaurant.
10:00 Meet at Rochester Reformed Church, 5142 Route 209
10:30-11:30 Osterhoudt Home Farm, 167 Lower Whitfield Road (#1 on map)
12:00-1:00 Canal Forge, 496 Towpath Road (#2 on map)
1:30-2:30 Lunch at Friends & Family II Hillside Restaurant, 4802 Rt. 209
3:00-4:00 Thomas S. Schoonmaker Farm, 607 Kyserike Road/County Route 6 (#3 on map)
4:30-5:30 Appeldoorn Farm, 4938 Route 209 (#4 on map)
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Study Tour Town of Newburgh, Orange County (Once part of southern Ulster County.)
Meeting Place: 10:00 am - McDonalds parking lot @ 65 North Plank Road, Newburgh(Corner of N. Plank [Rt. 32] & Gidney Ave.)
1st site: Gidney House on Blue Jay Dr.
2nd site: Silas Gardner - Olsen House on Rt 300 near the intersection with Rt 52.
3rd site: early frame house on Fostertown Road.
Saturday, February 18, 2012 Study Tour
Monthly tour our will meet and begin at about 10:00 AM at the the College Diner parking lot located at 500 Main Street, New Paltz.
HVVA Annual Meeting, Saturday, January 21, 2012 – 10:00 AM
The annual meeting will take place in Deyo Hall, 6 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz, (part of the Historic Huguenot Street). A planning session and election of offices and board members will take place. Followed by a house tour and Lunch. We hope to see you there!
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