Wednesday, April 26, 2017

From Our Fellow Bloggers:Gatehouses of the Hudson River District

Our friend and neighbor Conrad Hanson has compiled a list of gatehouses in the area surrounding Clermont.

In the late nineteenth century, the riverside was populated with Livingston relations, friends, and people from their wider social circle.  As they they flowed from house to house on summer visits, these gatehouses formed part of their landscape, serving as landmarks and reminders of the larger mansions hidden down winding roads and behind the forests.

For the men and women who worked on these estates, the gatehouses served any number of functions, including for housing their families, like this image of Clermont's gatehouse and the Rall family who lived there in 1927.

Why not read this blog to take a little armchair tour of some of these structures in our area?

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