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Recommended Reading

Staatsburgh: Gilded Splendor on the Hudson 

By Pamela Malcolm & Andrea Monteleone, 2021. A book devoted to the history of the magnificent Beaux-Arts mansion and the influential Mills family who lived there. 

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Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family

By Pieter Estersohn, 2018. 300 years of the history of the Livingston family and their historic houses in the Hudson Valley. Beautifully photographed and written by Estersohn.

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OurTimeAtFoxhollowFarm_BookCoverOur Time at Foxhollow Farm: A Hudson Valley Family Remembered

By David Byars, 2016. A photo-diary of Tracy Dows and his family during the thirty years of living at Foxhollow Farm, their bucolic Hudson Valley estate in Rhinebeck, NY, in the early 20th century.

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Robert Winthrop Chanler: Discovering the Fantastic

By Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Edited by Gina Wouters and Andre Gollin, 2016. A comprehensive history of the brilliant and talented Robert Winthrop Chanler known for his elaborate screens and exotic murals.

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Historic Houses of the Hudson River Valley

By Gregory Long, 2014. Showcasing the photography and architecture of some of the most historically significant houses along the Hudson River.

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Rhinebeck’s Historic Beekman Arms

By Brian Plumb & Matthew Plumb, 2014. A history of the Rhinebeck institution from it’s humble days as a stagecoach stop to the stately inn of today.

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Images of America: Rhinebeck

By Michael Frazier, 2012. Chronicling the history and people of the town of Rhinebeck with archival images and descriptive text.

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Rhinebeck’s Historic Architecture

By Nancy V. Kelly, 2009. Lifelong resident and Town Historian Nancy Kelly scrutinizes Rhinebeck’s eclectic structures, from modest cabins to Victorian estates, framed colonial homes to elaborate Beaux Arts mansions.

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Rhinebeck: Portrait of a Town

By Sari B. Tietjen, 1990. A comprehensive book featuring the personal recollections, archival photographs, and diaries that make up the fascinating history of Rhinebeck.

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New York Times, Thursday, October 15, 1987

The Home section featured an article about the historic houses and their families in the Hudson Valley.

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