Clermont House Library

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. An incredible look into the 300 years of the Livingston family and their historic houses in the Hudson Valley. Beautifully photographed and written by Estersohn.

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 Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts at Clermont

By Tracie Rozhon, Wint Aldrich, Bruce E. Naramore, Aaron Ahlstrom and David Bisson, 2018. Highlighting the cultural significance of decorative objects selected from the ancestral riches of the Livingstons of Clermont.

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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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 Wilderstein and the Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy

By Cynthia Owen Philip, Second edition, 2012. This book tells the dramatic tale of the rise and fall, the triumphs and tragedies, and the everyday lives of the Suckley family while living at Wilderstein, their grand Hudson River estate.

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Landscape Gardens on the Hudson: A History

By Robert M. Toole, 2010. A comprehensive look into the 19th-century golden age of historic landscapes of New York’s Hudson River Valley.

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By Bruce E. Naramore and Reed Sparkling, 2010. This book brings to life the Livingstons and offers a guide to the rooms of this important historic Hudson River estate.

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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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