Wyndcliffe: Derelict Mansion, Rhinebeck, New York

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Wyndcliffe, in the town of Rhinebeck, New York, was one of many fine houses constructed throughout the Hudson River Valley during the 19th Century. Built in 1853 for Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones – a relative by marriage of the Astor family – the mansion allegedly inspired the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses”. Later owned by Andrew Finck, a New York beer baron, Wyndcliffe was abandoned some time after 1950 and remains an imposing site, although the structure has finally started to collapse.

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  • Laruence Almand

    In view of the mansion’s nearness to New York City, it would make a perfect corporate retreat, or executive’s mansion.  Since the structure appears to be of strong brick construction, it is worth restoring.    What a waste!

  • Laruence Almand

    In view of the mansion’s nearness to New York City, it would make a perfect corporate retreat, or executive’s mansion.  Since the structure appears to be of strong brick construction, it is worth restoring.    What a waste!

  • Laruence Almand

    In view of the mansion’s nearness to New York City, it would make a perfect corporate retreat, or executive’s mansion.  Since the structure appears to be of strong brick construction, it is worth restoring.    What a waste!

  • Greensparks

    It’s very ugly, and menacing looking. Demolish it and create a natural space.

 
 
 
 

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