A walk around Cold Spring, NY – A couple of war memorials

The memorial above stands pretty much in the center of the town: in front of the Episcopal Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands on the corner of Main Street and Morris Avenue. It’s “Dedicated to the honor of the men of Cold Spring, Nelsonville and North Highlands…”

Because of its smaller stature and location directly opposite the Village of Nelsonville town hall I’m guessing that the names appearing on the memorial below are of soldiers from Nelsonville.

Taken with a Canon 5D and Canon EF 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 USM.

A walk around Cold Spring, NY – J. Y. Dykman Store

According to Wikimili:

The J.Y. Dykman Store is located at Main (NY 301) and Pearl streets in the village of Nelsonville, New York, United States, across from the Fish and Fur Club, now the village hall. Like that building, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It is currently an antique map store.

It is a one-story, four-bay clapboard-sided frame building. Three of the front four bays are taken up by wood-framed plate glass windows and the recessed double-door entrance with single-light transom; the western bay is a garage added later on. Above it is a bracketed sheet metal entablature with the words “J.Y. DYKMAN” and fleur-de-lis and swag motifs on the fascia and pilaster capitals

In architecture the capital or chapiter forms the topmost member of a column. It mediates between the column and the load thrusting down upon it, broadening the area of the column’s supporting surface. The capital, projecting on each side as it rises to support the abacus, joins the usually square abacus and the usually circular shaft of the column. The capital may be convex, as in the Doric order; concave, as in the inverted bell of the Corinthian order; or scrolling out, as in the Ionic order. These form the three principal types on which all capitals in the classical tradition are based. The Composite order, established in the 16th century on a hint from the Arch of Titus, adds Ionic volutes to Corinthian acanthus leaves.

The 1876 Beers map of the Nelsonville area, the earliest one, shows the corner as part of the Gouverneur estate. By 1912 James Y. Dykman, a prominent local businessman who had already opened a feed store nearby, is listed as the owner of a grocery at the site. By the late 20th century it had become Hudson Rogue, a dealer in antique maps and prints.

Taken with a Canon 5D and Canon EF 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 USM.