A Visit to Wyndcliffe

Set like a jewel on what was once a grand Hudson River expanse but is now little more than a modest parcel, the ruins of Wyndcliffe still have the power to enchant. I went back this past week to see how the structure fared after our brutal winter. A little worse for wear, but remarkably intact given the destruction visited on Halcyon Hall, Hudson River State Hospital and other vulnerable places. There is more evidence of brickwork coming down piece by piece – a tragedy really – since Wyndcliffe is basically a master class in the art of ornamental brick design and masonry. To see images of Wyndcliffe over the years, click here. For historical records and images, visit the Library of Congress site.  To see the work of AHV contributors, you will want to click here.

Wyndcliffe, June 2014 - Photo by Liz Cooke
Wyndcliffe, June 2014 –
Photo by Liz Cooke

 

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Wyndcliffe, June 2014 – Photo by Liz Cooke

 

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Wyndcliffe, June 2014 – Photo by Liz Cooke

 

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Wyndcliffe, June 2014 – Photo by Liz Cooke