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Taconic State Parkway, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY



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Location
Poughkeepsie vicinity, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-316
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N499).
Building/structure dates: 1931 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Valhalla vicinity, Westchester County, NY.
Significance: The Taconic State Parkway represents an important development in the evolution of American transportation planning, park development, and roadway design. Conceived in the 1920s during the height of America's parkway-building boom, the post-war construction remained true to early parkway principles of promoting outdoor recreation, showcasing picturesque scenery, stimulating economic growth, and maintaining sensitivity to natural terrain and regional landscape qualities. Some observers characterized it as the culmination of classic parkway development strategies, extending parkway development to a regional scale and accommodating relatively high-speed motor traffic. The TSP has a national reputation as one of the most sophisticated interpretations of parkway and divided highway design in the United States.

Subjects
Leisure
Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Westchester County Park Commission
Taconic State Park Commission
New York State Department Of Public Works
New York State Department Of Transportation
Sweeney, Sara, Field Team
Haas, David W., Photographer
Bostic, Lauren, Delineator
Brooks, W. Pete, Delineator
Warner, Leonard, Historian
LaFrank, Kathleen, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VALHALLA, N.Y., MAIN STREET, VIEW N.
2. LEGION DRIVE UNDERPASS, VIEW SE.
3. SAWMILL RIVER RUN PARKWAY AND RAMP UNDERPASSES, VIEW E.
4. N.Y. ROUTE 117 UNDERPASS, PARKWAY AND ROUTE 9A, BRIDGE ELEVATIONS, VIEW NW.
5. JERSEY BARRIER IN MEDIAN, WESTCHESTER COUNTY MILE MARKER 107.1 VIEW NE.
6. CROTON RESERVOIR BRIDGE, SOUTHBOUND SPAN, VIEW W.
7. CROTON RESERVOIR BRIDGE, NORTHBOUND SPAN, PUMPING STATION IN FOREGROUND, VIEW W.
8. CROTON RESERVOIR BRIDGE, NORTHBOUND SPAN, VIEW W.
9. CROTON RESERVOIR BRIDGE, NORTHBOUND SPAN, ENTRANCE PORTAL, VIEW SW.
10. CROTON RESERVOIR BRIDGE, NORTHBOUND SPAN, ART DECO CONCRETE WORK DETAIL, VIEW SW.
11. CROTON RESERVOIR BRIDGE, NORTHBOUND SPAN, STEEL ARCH WORK DETAIL, VIEW S.
12. STONE RETAINING WALL AND CANOPY OF TREES ALONG THE PARKWAY, WESTCHESTER COUNTY MILE MARKER 119.2, NE.
13. U.S. ROUTE 6 UNDERPASS, VIEW NE.
14. STONE RETAINING WALL ALONG THE PARKWAY, PUTNAM COUNTY MILE MARKER 104.7, VIEW NE.
15. ROCK CUTS ALONG THE PARKWAY, PUTNAM COUNTY MILE MARKER 106.7, VIEW NW.
16. PARKWAY ROAD ALIGNMENT, PUTNAM COUNTY MILE MARKER 108.9, VIEW N.
17. START OF THE 4 FOOT SHOULDER ALONG SOUTHBOUND LANE, PUTNAM COUNTY MILE MARKER 109.0, VIEW S.
18. TRACE OF ORIGINAL ALIGNMENT, PUTNAM COUNTY MILE MARKER 109.6, VIEW NW.
19. N.Y. ROUTE 301 UNDERPASS, BRIDGE ELEVATION, VIEW N.
20. FAHNESTOCK MAINTENANCE AREA OFF N.Y. ROUTE 301, VIEW S.
21. MILLER HILL ROAD OVERPASS CONSTRUCTION SITE, VIEW NW.
22. FARMSTEAD, DUTCHESS COUNTY MILE MARKER 102.2, VIEW N.
23. INTERSTATE 84, EAST AND WESTBOUND UNDERPASSES, VIEW NW.
24. SHENANDOAH SERVICE STATION, VIEW NE.
25. SOUTHBOUND ROAD ALIGNMENT WITH I-84 SIGN, DUTCHESS COUNTY MILE MARKER 104.1, VIEW SE.
26. N.Y. ROUTE 52 OVERPASS, BRIDGE ELEVATION, VIEW NE.
27. MAINTENANCE AREA AT N.Y. ROUTE 52, ADJACENT TO PARKWAY, VIEW S.
28. CONRAIL OVERPASS, DUTCHESS COUNTY MILE MARKER 105.3, VIEW SE.
29. CONRAIL OVERPASS, UNDERSIDE OF ARCHED GIRDERS, DUTCHESS COUNTY MILE MARKER 105.3, VIEW N.
30. CARPENTER ROAD AT-GRADE INTERSECTION, WITH VIEW OF RESTAURANT, VIEW NE.
31. STORMVILLE ROAD INTERSECTION, VIEW SHOWING OLD CURBING EXPOSED BENEATH NEW PAVING, VIEW SW.
32. TODD HILL SERVICE STATION (CLOSED), VIEW NW.
33. N.Y. ROUTE 55 INTERCHANGE, VIEW FROM NORTHBOUND LANE, VIEW N.
34. N.Y. ROUTE 55 OVERPASS, VIEW W.
35. N.Y. ROUTE 55 INTERCHANGE, VIEW OF N.Y. ROUTE 55 FROM DECK OF PARKWAY OVERPASS, VIEW E.
36. SKIDMORE ROAD, AT-GRADE CROSSING, VIEW N.
37. ROAD ALIGNMENT SOUTHBOUND, DUTCHESS COUNTY MILE MARKER 113.7, VIEW S.
38. SPLIT ROAD ALIGNMENT SOUTH OF JAMES BAIRD STATE PARK, DUTCHESS COUNTY MILE MARKER 113.8, VIEW NE.
39. JAMES BAIRD STATE PARK, ENTRANCE ROAD OVERPASS, VIEW E.
40. JAMES BAIRD STATE PARK GOLF COURSE, HOLE #3, VIEW W.
41. JAMES BAIRD STATE PARK GOLF COURSE, HOLE #18, CLUBHOUSE IN BACKGROUND, VIEW N.
42. JAMES BAIRD STATE PARK, GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSE, INTERIOR VIEW OF RESTAURANT AND BAR, VIEW N.
43. JAMES BAIRD STATE PARK, GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSE, INTERIOR VIEW OF RESTAURANT AND PATIO, VIEW SW.
44. JAMES BAIRD STATE PARK ROAD, VIEW FROM EXIT ONTO NORTHBOUND LANE OF PARKWAY, VIEW NE.
45. TREE CANOPY OVER SOUTHBOUND LANES, DUTCHESS COUNTY MILE MARKER 114.9, VIEW S.
46. TYREL ROAD PARALLELING THE PARKWAY, VIEW N.
47. CULVERT UNDER THE PARKWAY AT HIBERNIA ROAD, WITH RESTAURANT IN BACKGROUND, VIEW W.
48. HOLLOW ROAD MAINTENANCE AREA, VIEW E.
49. HOLLOW ROAD, CLOSED MOTEL OFF OF THE PARKWAY, VIEW SW.
50. SALT POINT TURNPIKE (N.Y. ROUTE 115) UNDERPASS, BRIDGE ELEVATION, VIEW NW.
51. SALT POINT TURNPIKE UNDERPASS, DECK DETAIL, WITH OLD GUARD RAIL POST HOLES, VIEW NE.
52. SALT POINT TURNPIKE, AGWAY SUPPLY STORE JUST OFF OF PARKWAY EXIT, VIEW NE.
53. SALT POINT TURNPIKE INTERCHANGE, SOUTHBOUND, VIEW S.
54. FARM VIEW FROM NORTHBOUND LANE, DUTCHESS COUNTY MILE MARKER 125.2, VIEW E.
55. BULLS HEAD ROAD UNDERPASS, VIEW N.
56. BULLS HEAD ROAD UNDERPASS, BRIDGE DECK, VIEW W.
57. BULLS HEAD ROAD UNDERPASS, UNDERSIDE, VIEW OF GIRDERS, VIEW W.
58. NORTHBOUND ALIGNMENT OF PARKWAY, DUTCHESS COUNTY MILE MARKER 132.2, VIEW N.
59. ROELIFF JANSEN KILL FROM THE PARKWAY OVERPASS, DUTCHESS COUNTY MILE MARKER 138.0, VIEW W.
60. JACKSON CORS ROAD OVERPASS, VIEW NW.
61. CULVERT OVER FALL KILL, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 102.5, VIEW W.
62. OVERLOOK, NORTHBOUND, WITH THREE-OBSTRUCTED VIEW OF THE CATSKILLS. 'LIVINGSTON MANOR' HISTORICAL MARKER AT RIGHT, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 103.7, VIEW W.
63. STORM DRAIN DETAIL, OVERLOOK, NORTHBOUND, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 103.7, VIEW W.
64. SQUARE CURBING ALONG ENTRANCE, OVERLOOK, NORTHBOUND, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 103.7, VIEW SW.
65. EXIT RAMP, NORTHBOUND, OVERLOOK, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 103.7, VIEW NE.
66. OVERLOOK, SOUTHBOUND, WITH VIEW OF CATSKILLS IN THE DISTANCE, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 103.8, VIEW NW.
67. LAKE TAGHKANIC STATE PARK, BEACH HOUSE AND PARK OFFICE, VIEW E.
68. LAKE TAGHKANIC STATE PARK, STONE WATER TOWER, VIEW S.
69. LAKE TAGHKANIC STATE PARK, WOOD-SIDED BATHHOUSE, VIEW N.
70. LAKE TAGHKANIC STATE PARK, STONE BATHHOUSE, VIEW SW.
71. LAKE TAGHKANIC STATE PARK, WOOD-SIDED CABINS WITH LAKE IN BACKGROUND, VIEW NW.
72. LAKE TAGHKANIC STATE PARK, PARKWAY INTERSECTION, VIEW NW.
73. VIEW OF HUDSON VALLEY NEAR N.Y. ROUTE 82 EXIT, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 106.5, VIEW N.
74. N.Y. ROUTE 82, UNDERPASS AT NORTHBOUND EXIT, VIEW SW.
75. DRAIN GRATE IN CONCRETE ROADBED, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 107.6, VIEW NE.
76. SOUTHBOUND PARKWAY VIEW WITH DISTANT VIEW OF THE PARKWAY, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 108.1, VIEW SW.
77. TREE-ENCLOSED PARKWAY VIEW OF SOUTHBOUND LANES, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 109.1, VIEW N.
78. VIEW OF COUNTY ROUTE 27 FROM THE PARKWAY OVERPASS, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 110.2, VIEW NW.
79. PARKWAY VIEW NORTHBOUND NEAR SNYDERTOWN ROAD, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 111.5, VIEW NE.
80. PARKWAY VIEW SHOWING TRANSITION FROM SPLIT TO CONVERGING ALIGNMENT, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 112.1, VIEW SW.
81. N.Y. ROUTE 23 UNDERPASS, VIEW N.
82. CHIEF MARTINDALE DINER AT N.Y. ROUTE 23 EXIT, VIEW E.
83. STEVERS CROSSING ROAD UNDERPASS, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 116.7, VIEW NE.
84. CULVERT WITH CONCRETE PIPE AND STONE HEADWALL, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 117.3, VIEW NW.
85. N.Y. ROUTE 217, EAST AND WESTBOUND OVERPASSES, BRIDGE ELEVATION, VIEW W.
86. TOWN OF PHILMONT, N.Y., MAIN STREET BUSINESS DISTRICT, VIEW E.
87. TOWN OF PHILMONT, N.Y., MAIN STREET RESIDENTIAL AREA, VIEW NW.
88. NORTHBOUND OVERLOOK WITH VIEW OF THE CATSKILLS, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 119.4, VIEW W.
89. 'COLUMBIA COUNTY' HISTORICAL MARKER AT THE NORTHBOUND OVERLOOK, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 119.4, VIEW N.
90. CONCRETE CULVERT UNDER NORTHBOUND LANES, SOUTH OF HARLEMVILLE ROAD, VIEW N.
91. STONE CULVERT UNDER SOUTHBOUND LANE, SOUTH OF HARLEMVILLE ROAD, VIEW NW.
92. HISTORICAL MARKER AT HARLEMVILLE ROAD, VIEW SE.
93. FARM VIEW FROM NORTHBOUND LANE, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 122.1, VIEW NW.
94. ROAD ALIGNMENT AT THE MEDIAN, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 123.8, VIEW N.
95. PARKWAY VIEW WITH ROCK CUT IN FOREGROUND, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 124.5, VIEW NE.
96. N.Y. ROUTE 203 UNDERPASS, VIEW N.
97. CHATHAM MAINTENANCE AREA ADJACENT TO THE PARKWAY, VIEW S.
98. NORTHBOUND EXIT SIGNS, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 129.3, VIEW NE.
99. SOUTHBOUND VIEW OF NORTHERN END OF TACONIC STATE PARKWAY, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 131.1, VIEW S.
100. NORTH END OF TACONIC STATE PARKWAY AT NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY TOLL PLAZA AND INTERCHANGE, COLUMBIA COUNTY MILE MARKER 131.6, VIEW N.
101. circa 1940 PARKWAY CROSSING THE HUDSON HIGHLANDS.
102. John Gass, photographer circa 1940 VIEW FROM EASTERN STATE PARKWAY NORTHWARD THROUGH PUTNAM VALLEY IN PUTNAM COUNTY.
103. circa 1940 VIEW OF PEEKSKILL HOLLOW ROAD INTERCHANGE, PUTNAM VALLEY, VIEW S.
104. September 3, 1952 DIVIDED PARKWAY WITH SCREEN PLANTINGS IN CENTER MALL, PUTNAM COUNTY
105. Spring 1955 PARKWAY PASSING THROUGH CLARENCE FAHNESTOCK MEMORIAL STATE PARK, PUTNAM COUNTY, LAUREL BLOOM.
112. Date unknown TACONIC PARKWAY IN VICINITY OF HOSNER MOUNTAIN, DUTCHESS COUNTY, VIEW S.
113. John Gass, photographer August 4, 1952 PARKWAY PASSING THROUGH ROLLING COUNTRY IN CLINTON CORNERS VICINITY.
114. 1955 SECTION OF PARKWAY BETWEEN N.Y. ROUTE 199 AND ROUTE 82, COLUMBIA COUNTY AT DUTCHESS COUNTY-COLUMBIA COUNTY BORDER
115. John Gass, Photographer August 9, 1949 PAVING CONSTRUCTION, NORTHBOUND DRIVE, NEW SECTION OF PARKWAY BETWEEN N.Y. ROUTE 55 AND 199, DUTCHESS COUNTY.
116. December 9, 1944 BARCO HAMMER IN OPERATION.


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