Monthly Archives: September 2012

Burger’s Big 4

Burger’s Big 4 Furniture Stores
 Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.

Largest in the State, carrying “Everything for Everybody”

Furniture, Carpets, Crockery, Stoves 


Locations:

Glens Falls
Schnectady
Poughkeepsie
Newburgh

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Luckey, Platt & Company

LUCKEY, PLATT & COMPANY

POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK


Source: Historic Wallkill and the Hudson River Valleys; 1912
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current

THE B I G STORE

This is the huge mercantile establishment of LUCKEY, PLATT & CO., OF POUGHKEEPSIE.

It is the largest store between New York and Albany. It is fifty times its original size. It has thirty-three stores in one. It has over two acres of floor space. It has over two miles of counters and shelves. It has a force of over 175 people to accommodate you. It is the trading center of four countries and has a mail order business that extends over the whole United States. Try the. Mail Order System or come and see this fine store when you need anything in WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S APPAREL. MEN’S FURNISHINGS, HOUSE FURNISHINGS, CARPETS, FURNITURE, WALL PAPER, ETC.

LUCKEY, PLATT & COMPANY
POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK

Mt. Beacon on the Hudson

Beaconcrest

 
Source: Historic Wallkill and the Hudson River Valleys; 1912

Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current. 

 

Mt. Beacon on the Hudson

This historic mountain is situated on the East bank of the Hudson River, 59 miles from New York City, and directly opposite Newburgh; it has been leased to the Mt. Beacon-on-the-Hudson hotel Company, who propose to make this one of the finest outing places in this country. They own and control some 800 acres of wild mountain land, including the Historic Mount Beacon.

The New Hotel Beaconcrest
on the summit of Mt. Beacon, has 75 guest chambers. The beautiful villages of Fishkill Landing and Matteawan nestle at the base of Mt. Beacon. Seven railroads are to be seen from its summit, the New York, the New Haven & Hartford. The New York Central, the West Shore, the Erie, the Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut, the Ontario & Western and the Poughkeepsie & Eastern.

The Hudson River
is in view for 30 miles of its course, from the Highlands on the South with the broad expansion of Newburgh Bay, the city of Newburgh and the Shawangunk mountains in the West, while to the North can be seen the Poughkeepsie Bridge with the Catskill and Adirondack mountains beyond

The Steepest Incline in the World
leads up to the West spur of North Beacon; it is 2200 feet long with a vertical elevation of 1200 feet, it is run by electric power and is built for absolute safety. On the Eastern crest stands a monument erected by the
Daughters of the Revolution

to commemorate the burning of beacon fires during the occupation of New York by the British. From here Washington and his officers received signals on the movements of the enemy. The top of Mt. Beacon is laid out as a park with walks and summer houses, a
Large Casino
with a free dancing hall, dining-rooms and spacious balconies, a roof observatory which with
 Powerful Telescopes
 
And one of the largest searchlights with a thirty-six inch reflector, bringing to view the Hudson with its line of tow boats and brilliantly lighted night boats with their crowds of tourists. The vicinity of New York offers no more beautiful and healthful spot for a day’s or a week’s outing. None more instructive and inspiring to the patriotism of the young man than Mt. Beacon-on-the-Hudson. In addition to the above mentioned roads Mt. Beacon can be reached by the day line boats. The casino is being equipped by United Wireless Telegraph Co.

Peekskill Fire Department

Peekskill Fire Department

Source: Gems of the Hudson: Peekskill and Vicinity
Compiled by G. M. Vescelius, Peekskill NY (Book, Date Unknown- circa 1914)
HOME OF CORTLAND HOOK & LADDER COMPANY
 Courtesy of The Highland Democrat.

The Fire Department of Peekskill is a most efficient body. It consists of five companies of volunteers: Columbia Engine Co. No. 1, Columbia Hose Co. No. 1, Cortland Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1, Washington Engine Co. No. 2, Centennial Hose Co. No. 4. Three of these have auto machines—the apparatus of the other two being horse drawn. The fire department antedates the charter of the Village, the village charter as a village date from 1839, and the department being formed under a fire district charter in 1827.
The Cortland Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 is the only truck company of the village and is a social organization of high, order as well as a model fire company.
Columbian Engine Co. No. 1, and Columbian Hose Co. No. 1. who occupy the same building were the first companies in each of these lines to be organized in Peekskill. The former dates from 1826 and the latter a few years later.
The Washington Engine Co. No. 2 has a combination automobile engine and hose apparatus, purchased with money most of which was raised by the members themselves. The company is housed in a three-story brick building on Nelson Avenue, with parlor, gymnasium, meeting room, besides apparatus room.
Centennial Hose Co. No. 4, the last of the Peekskill fire companies to be organized. Its existence dates from 1870. One of the most active and progressive of the fire companies of Peekskill.

Morton’s Peekskill And New York Day Line

Morton’s Peekskill And New York Day Line

Source: Gems of the Hudson: Peekskill and Vicinity
Compiled by G. M. Vescelius, Peekskill NY (Book, Date Unknown- circa 1914)
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.
ONE of the big advantages that the Village of Peekskill enjoys is service of an excellent freight boat line to New York City. This is the Morton Day Line, which has carried freight between Peekskill and New York so long that it seems a part of the village itself or, at least, a co-existent adjunct.
The Morton Day Line was started by the father of its present operators and by him run successfully until his death. In that time it took up an extensive patronage and by its promptness, care and courtesy made friends of all its clients. This condition continues under the present management.
Odell Morton and William Morton, the present heads of the line, may be said to have been born in the business and they know it throughly. Both are experienced pilots and they inherit those traits of their father, the late Captain George Morton, that enabled him not only to secure trade but to handle it so as to retain it. It is doubtful if a serious complaint against this popular line has ever been heard in Peekskill. The boats of the line, Fanny Woodall and G. F. Brady, stop at Croton-on-Hudson and at Verplanck on both up and down trips