Anthony P. Musso, Poughkeepsie Journal

Anthony P. Musso

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Past articles by Tony:

Some influential neighbors, including a U.S. Vice President, are buried at Rhinebeck Cemetery

Vice President Levi Morton, Ava Astor, and Andrew Frazier are among those interred at Rhinebeck Cemetery → Read More

Cornwall property, now an inn and dairy farm, has nearly 200-year history

The Cromwell Manor Inn began on a seven-acre parcel of land sold in 1830. → Read More

How did Beacon get its name? It all goes back to George Washington

During the Revolutionary War, Gen. George Washington ordered signal fires to be built in a line along the Hudson highlands. → Read More

Union Hotel, Fishkill Inn, a landmark for travelers, residents for roughly 125 years

The Union Hotel, later the Fishkill Inn, was home to colorful memories, tragic fires → Read More

Town of Clinton home site of 19th century family squabble in court

In 1850, the Burger family fought for property in Poughkeepsie Supreme Court. → Read More

Downing Park was designed as Newburgh's own Central Park; has seen ups and downs

Construction began on Newburgh's Downing Park in 1894. The original layout included a bandshell, an observatory and "The Polly" pond. → Read More

JFK once attended a clambake at this Town of Wappinger restaurant dating to 1700s

Woronock House was established as a hotel and restaurant in the 1860s. The building is now for sale → Read More

Before it was Trinity-Pawling, property served as Army cryptographic school, hotel

Anthony Musso details the history of the Pawling property, dating to 1907. → Read More

Who remembers the cottages on Mount Beacon?

Established around 1910, the colony thrived until 1960; only one cottage remains today and it is in disrepair. → Read More

In Gardiner, parcel from original New Paltz patent stays in one family until 1996

John A. LeFevre was a descendent of one of the original Huguenot families who in 1677 settled in what is now the Village of New Paltz. → Read More

Trinity Military Institute in Tivoli became internationally known

Established in Tivoli,during the mid-19th century by the Rev. Mr. James Starr Clark, the Trinity School and Home was a boarding school for boys. → Read More

North East home belonged to one of the most industrious families to settle in Dutchess

Ancestor Thomas Wheeler immigrated from England to Massachusetts in 1635 and a century later his great-grandson operated a mill in nearby Amenia. → Read More

1842 one-room schoolhouse was built on a portion of the Wildercliff Estate

The 1842 District 1 schoolhouse, now a private home, is a board-and-batten structure with a steep gable roof and a broad bracketed overhang. → Read More

Ulster County Courthouse scene of important events in U.S. history

Built in Kingston in 1737, the original Courthouse was burned by the British in 1777. → Read More

All Angels Farm provided a summer respite for New York City moms and their children

Wappinger property was the site of a mansion, church and a place where Revolutionary War signal fires were lit. → Read More

1865 'Fifth Avenue of Glenham' store became part of the Texaco complex

The Glenham Store was located between the Village of Fishkill and Beacon and employed 14 clerks in its heyday to keep up with customer demand. → Read More

St. Paul's in Red Hook among oldest Lutheran churches in America

18th century German settlers built one of the oldest Lutheran Churches in the country in Red Hook, St. Paul's Evangelical Church → Read More

Vassar's 1924 Alumnae House held college's first 'pub'

The stately building,now used for college functions, was built in 1924, following a $300K donation by two sisters who were college alumnae → Read More

Beacon structure was a well-known military academy, Panama hat factory

Carmelo Castro, the half-brother of Venezuela’s president Cipriano Castro, attended the Beacon Military Academy. → Read More

Tuthilltown Grist Mill got its start with an ambitious teenager in 1771

An Ulster county building has seen many uses, from an 18th century grist mill to a site for grounding flour for matzo in the 1980s, to a distillery today. → Read More