Born into slavery at the estate of the Livingston family, Alexander Gilson nurtured and managed the lush landscape for decades.
Architect John J. Petit took his inspiration from many sources, and looked to other cultures for his inspiration for his Prospect Park South houses.
If you've seen Grant Wood's classic "American Gothic" painting then you've seen a board-and-batten house, even if you didn't realize it.
Twenty-one years ago its once grand porches were piled with garbage, plywood closed up the gracefully proportioned windows and the once welcoming veranda was stripped of its ornament.
Newburgh, perched on a scenic spot along the western banks of the Hudson River, is a must see for 19th century architecture buffs.
This romantic confection of a house, complete with turrets and pointed Gothic arch windows, comes with a quirky history worthy of a Washington Irving tale.
Nicknamed the Old Stone House, a simple cottage in Pelham, N.Y., is chock-full of romantic tales of friendly ghosts, hidden treasure and a homesick Scottsman.
If the continued chilly weather has you dreaming of fireplaces and cozy historic houses this virtual tour of fireplaces from the historic town of Newburgh, N.Y is sure to satisfy your craving.
It is prime season for touring historic sites that are decked out in holiday cheer, overflowing with greens, lights and other decorative symptoms of the season. If you are exploring upstate, a special candlelight tour is held every December in the architectural wonder of a town that is Newburgh, N.Y.