A visit to Kingston – The Stuyvesant Hotel

“The Stuyvesant Hotel. 289 Fair Street Built 1910-1911, the hotel was designed by architect J.A. Wood and named for the Director-General of New Netherland (1642-1664), Peter Stuyvesant. The hotel advertised its 150 rooms as the most modern in the Hudson Valley with hot and cold running water, electric lights and telephones. Vacant for more than 10 years, in 1993, it was restored by the RUPCO and converted into 40 apartments for the elderly and people with disabilities.” (A walking tour. The Stockade National Historic District of Kingston).

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A visit to Kingston – Murals

Kingston certainly has some impressive murals. These are just a few that we bumped into. There are many more.

Above “Artemis emerging from the Quarry” (2013) by artist, Gaia.

“Pronkstilleven” – a Dutch term meaning “still life”. Also by artist, Gaia. The two figures are artist, John Vanderlyn and Sojourner Truth, both of whom have connections to Kingston.

Matt by Nils Westergard.

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A visit to Kingston – Hoffman House Tavern

The Hoffman House was built before October 1679, and the the original structure is largely intact. The first recorded owner of the property was Edward Whittaker, an English soldier in the employ of the Duke of York. Anthony Hoffman was an elected member of the Provincial Congress of New York City in 1774, and signed the “Articles of Confederation” in 1775. The property is now a restaurant. Looks like a nice place for a meal. They have an attractive covered eating area in the rear.

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