I provided some pictures of Carmel in an earlier post: In and around Carmel, NY. It’s such a picturesque place I took some more:


I don’t know why all of the flags are out. In preparation for July 4th? Some other event of which I’m unaware?


American Legion Post 270 with the Putnam County Office building to the left in the background.


Backlit tree on Lake Gleneida.


St.James the Apostle has, in addition to the church itself, a number of other buildings (e.g. the school). This is one of them.


Just across the causeway as I was driving home I saw this mother and son just starting to pack up after fishing on the West Branch Reservoir.


Wikipedia has this to say about the Putnam County Courthouse:

New York’s Putnam County Courthouse is located on Gleneida Avenue (NY 52) across from the eastern terminus of NY 301 in downtown Carmel, the county seat, overlooking Lake Gleneida. First built in 1814, two years after the county itself was established, it is the second-oldest county courthouse still in use in the state after Fulton County’s.

In 1847 it was renovated extensively. At that time the Classical Revival portico and columns were added. Architect James Townsend used commercially available (although inexact) copies of the Corinthian capitals from the Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. For this and its historic importance in the county’s history it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976….The courthouse is a two-story, 5-by-8-bay rectangular gable-roofed frame building, with clapboard siding on the north and south sides and horizontal planks on its west (front) facade. The pedimented gable is supported by the four Corinthian columns, behind which is the main entrance, with molded classical detail. Similar ornamentation can be found on the window lintels. The two front corners have large pilasters; the original stone plinth blocks have been replaced with concrete copies and the astragals taken down to help prevent dry rot in the columns.

The stone walls of the original county jail are still visible on the south side. A two-bay east wing, added later, extends from the rear. A cupola is atop the roof.


One of he Corinthian capitals.




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