Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
East Dutchess Daily Voice serves Amenia, Beekman, Dover, Millbrook, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Stanford, Union Vale & Washington
Return to your home site

Menu

East Dutchess Daily Voice serves Amenia, Beekman, Dover, Millbrook, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Stanford, Union Vale & Washington

Nearby Towns

  • Putnam
    serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
  • Litchfield
    serves New Milford, Plymouth, Torrington, Watertown, Winchester & Woodbury
  • Northwest Dutchess
    serves Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook & Rhinebeck
  • Southwest Dutchess
    serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls
Breaking News: COVID-19: Here's Latest Breakdown Of Dutchess County Cases By Municipality
News

Two Hudson Valley Properties Recommended For State, National Registers of Historic Places

A home on Platt Avenue in the Village of Rhinebeck.
A home on Platt Avenue in the Village of Rhinebeck. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

An Episcopal church in Westchester County and a district that was once known for its violet industry in a small Dutchess County village have been recommended by the state's Board for Historic Preservation. 

Extending over 250 buildings, including residential and commercial areas, the historic district of the village of Rhinebeck once led in the nation's production of violets. 

While the village was already added to the state's historic register in 1979, a neighborhood established there especially for Irish and African American residents in the Platt Avenue area was not yet included. 

While the area's many violet greenhouses are now gone, the grand former residences of so-called "violet-kings" Ethan A. Coon and Julius Vonderlinden lie within this newly acknowledged area. 

The Zion Episcopal Church in Dobbs Ferry, the community's oldest-standing religious building, was also recognized in this year's list of recommendations. 

First constructed in the 1830s in the Gothic Revival style, then expanded in the 1850s and 1870s, the building is still used for church services. 

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

East Dutchess Daily Voice!

Serves Amenia, Beekman, Dover, Millbrook, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Stanford, Union Vale & Washington

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.