Will urban sprawl claim this historic treasure?

Harrison Bush and his son, Peter, stand in front of Harmony Hall, built by their ancestor, Jacob Sloat, in 1848. Photo by John Meore for The Journal News

Descendants of the family that built this once grand mansion on a hill are fighting for recognition as urban sprawl creeps ever closer.

Here’s my look at a little-known 19th century mansion that’s obscured from view by a drab strip mall.


Published by Robert Brum

Writer/editor/storyteller, bicyclist and hiker roaming the Hudson Valley on two feet and two wheels. Brum as in drum; not Blum or Broom.

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