Wikipedia has this to say about Carmel:

Carmel is a town in Putnam County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 34,305.
The town of Carmel is on the south border of Putnam County. There are no incorporated villages in the town, although the hamlets of Carmel and Mahopac each have populations sizable enough to be thought of as villages…The town was settled around 1740 by George Hughson.

The picture above is of the Sybil Luddington Statue. I had never heard of her, but apparently she’s Putnam County’s Paul Revere. On April 26, 1777 the British were burning Danbury, Connecticut. Sybil, aged 16, rode all night through Putnam County warning of the imminent arrival of the British. She’s buried in Maple Avenue Cemetery, Patterson, NY.


Saint James the Apostle Catholic Church in Carmel, NY. This building was completed in 1964. I liked the lines of the church. The church has some nice stained glass windows, visible in the picture but best viewed of course from inside the church. This article provides a more complete history.


Interesting memorial brick pathway outside the entrance to the Saint James the Apostle Church.


Nativity of the Holy Mother of God Russian Orthodox Church Mahopac NY. Interesting entrance archway framing the church in the background.


Another view of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God Russian Orthodox Church Mahopac NY




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