Sudden Demolition of Fishkill Landmark Criticized

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Jackson House DemolitionDutchess County Legislator Alison MacAvery will be holding a press conference tomorrow, Saturday, December 7, at 10:30 AM, to address this week’s sudden demolition of the landmark Jackson House in Fishkill, New York.

The swift destruction of one of the most visible historic structures in the National Register Historic District of Fishkill, has left some residents of this Hudson River Valley municipality stunned. MacAvery will hold the Press Conference in front of the Jackson House site, at the intersection of Main Street and Jackson Street, in the Village of Fishkill. The historic structure, once the nineteenth-century home of Dutchess County Judge Joseph I. Jackson, was a unique asset to the cultural landscape of the Village of Fishkill.

Earlier View of Jackson house“The preservation of the Jackson House would have served as a valuable link to the Van Wyck Homestead, Fishkill Supply Depot and the Trinity Church, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places, all with historical significance dating from the American Revolution,” MacAvery said in a statement issued to the press Friday. “Heritage Tourism can drive the economic future of towns and villages like Fishkill. This loss will be felt for decades to come.”

Jackson House stood for hundreds of years at this prominent intersection and its loss has resonated throughout the Hudson River Valley.

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