The Bannerman Island Trust recently wrapped up another tour season on Pollepel Island and we made a point of tagging along to catch the ruins with a splash of late fall color.
With record snow and epic cold, last winter was rough on all of us, but many abandoned places felt the impact particularly hard. Many ruins experienced significant damage, from crumbling walls to buckling floors. In some cases, entire structures were destroyed by wind and snow. We hear from Hudson Valley Weather that this winter is not […]
Set like a jewel on an island in the Hudson River once called Pollepel (now called Bannerman Island) Bannerman Castle was built by Francis (Frank) Bannerman (1851-1918), a successful Brooklyn-based munitions dealer. Bannerman purchased the island in 1900 and began building his castle in 1901, envisioning it as both a summer residence for himself and […]