Category Archives: Poughkeepsie

Mid-Hudson Traffic Bridge, Poughkeepsie, NY, Leading to Roosevelt Memorial Library and Home

DIMENSIONS OF NEW BRIDGE

Corner Stone laid by Governor Alfred E. Smith, October 11th 1925.
Length, 3,000 feet Main span, 1,500 feet.
Shore span, each, 750 feet Poughkeepsie approach, 1,100 feet.
To cost over $6,000,000.

M-id-Hudson Traffic Bridge, leading to Roosevelt Memorial Library and Home, Hyde Park

Mid-Hudson Traffic Bridge, leading to Roosevelt Memorial Library and Home, Hyde Park

The Poughkeepsie approach consists of three small bridges over two streets and the New York Central tracks.  The Highland approach cut will consist of a twenty-foot concrete highway, the length of which will be a mile and a quarter.

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

New York State Bridge Authority Mid Hudson Region Points of Interest

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY Mid Hudson Region Points of Interest
 Source: Map of Five Hudson River Crossings; Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge; New York State Bridge Authority (Pamphlet, Date Unknown- estimated to be pre-1980)
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.

The Mid-Hudson Bridge crosses the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie and is part of U.S. Route 44 and N.Y. State Route 55. Mid-Hudson Bridge is connected on the east to the Taconic State Parkway by both Routes 44 and 55 and with the New York State Thruway on the west by Routes 9W and 299.

MID HUDSON REGION
15.       Wappinger’s Falls: Town is named for the spectacular cascade nearby.
16.       New Paltz: A group of Huguenot field houses are clustered here overlooking the Wallkill River. Here too are the Jean Hasbrouck House built in 1712 and the College at New Paltz, part of the State University.
17.       Poughkeepsie: State capital from 1777 to 1797. The Federal Constitution was ratified here in 1788. Other interesting places are the Clinton House built in 1767, ~home of the first governor and famous Vassar College.
18.       Hyde Park: The Franklin D. Roosevelt Nat’l Historic Site, birthplace, home and grave of the 32nd President, and the Vanderbilt Nat’l Historic Site, a pretentious 50-room marble mansion are most interesting.
19.       Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park: Complete out-door recreation facilities.
20.       Mills State Park: The Ogden Mills Mansion, 65-room building of French Renaissance style, with complete furnishings is an outstanding landmark.