View of the Hudson through a window at the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club.

We went to see presentation on “Historic Downtown Ossining” given by the Ossining Town Historian. Very interesting if a little long – at least it seemed that way but that might be because we were very hungry. The presentation showed how a large part of downtown Ossining was lost to urban renewal and in 1970s. One entire side of main street disappeared and wasn’t really replaced with much. Very Sad. A lot of old photographs were shown, many in the form of before/after shots. It’s startling how much was lost. There were also a number of personal stories from some of the older town inhabitants with memories of how things used to be. The venue was the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club (where these pictures were taken), right on the river by the Ossining metro north station,

Ossining Boat and Canoe Club – Interior.

Buoy by the entrance.

Boat slip and Hudson View.

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