Hudson River EstatesThe Hudson River Estates
Hudson River Historic Districts, also known as Hudson River Heritage Historic Districts, are the biggest of these districts on the continental United States. It extends over an area of 22,205 acre (34.6 sq. m., 89 km²) and extends about one kilometer (1.6 km) from the eastern shore of the Hudson River between the state castle and Germantown in the provinces of Dutchess and Columbia in the US state of New York.
The area covers the shores of the cities of Clermont, Red Hook, Rhinebeck and part of Hyde Park. Both Bard College and two reserves, Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park and Tivoli Bay's Unique Area, are also located in the area. It was dominated by the large "country houses" constructed by members of the Livingston familiy and other affluent people such as Clermont Manor and Montgomery Place, both National Historic Landmarks, from settlement to the early twentieth centuries.
Most of the time these estates were farmed by tenants, with the majority of the remaining inhabitants concentrating on the small river municipalities. To this day, this semi-feudal layout is still mirrored in the use of the area' s territory and architectural design, as there were no significant alterations. A very narrow drawing was made to rule out some newer plots which do not represent the area' s tradition, but also some plots which still represent their evolution as plots which were not previously recognised.
4 ] There are no signposts or other indications of the boundaries along the village and circuit streets that are used. As a general rule, the country within the area is a soft and slow ascent from the low glacier ridges, followed by the 9 and 9G trails to the river, which is usually about 3 metres above sealevel at this point.
Rebuilt for the Hudson River Railway, which connects New York City and Albany and is still used by Amtrak and CSX today, the railway lines run along the banks of the river through much of the area. Elder Robert R. Livingston constructed another mansion, Belvedere, just South of Clermon. And he created roads and a map for Red Hook Landing, a small boatbuilding city on the river, and named it.
Romanticism, which blossomed in the following years, was largely inspired by the Hudson Valley, in the shape of the Hudson River School in the paintings and architecture theory of Andrew Jackson Downing, implemented there and elsewhere by his protégés Calvert Vaux and Frederick Clarke Withers as well as Richard Upjohn and Alexander Jackson Davis.
Other communities with plots of property in the area have not gone quite so far. The Hudson River History Quarter provides for the Hudson River History Quarter to have a" permit for the site map and be restricted to agricultural, water-dependent and/or water-supported use or use appropriate to the conservation of the area's historical resources".
Clermont, Red Hook and Tivoli have not yet decided to adopt supplementary standard and maintain the area through their current zonation and the New York State legislation, which requires historic and ecological scrutiny in certain areas. Both were early church buildings, the oldest example in the area being the simple, whitewashed Red Church along Route 9G in Red Hook, which dates back to the early years of the1900s.
Villages, especially Rhinecliff and Tivoli, also mirror the pristine distribution of landhold. Over and above its arts and arquitecture, the county has had an influence on US cultural and historical life. Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat held up the Hudson in Clermont for an hours on its first flight in 1807. Historical features included in the historical buildings survey, which may be located within the county, including
Gore Vidal's unique manor in Barrytown, New York. National Park Administration (2007-01-23). "The National Registry Information System". A national register of historical sites. The National Park Administration. Hudson River Historic District. The National Historic Landmark Abstract. The National Park Administration. The Nantucket Historic District covers all 105 sq. km (270 km2) of Nantucket Isle.
Montana's Butte-Anaconda historical district, the next biggest, is 9,774 acre (15.2 sq. miles). Adirondack Park, also in New York, and Alaska's Cape Krusenstern are bigger, but not traditional historical quarters. The National Register of Historical Places: The Hudson River Historical Quarter (pdf). The National Park Administration. Stadtgesetzbuch Rheinbeck, section 78: Historical Buildings".
Town Code, Hyde Park, New York, section 108-4.6. Its curved shapes extend far beyond the audience area on three sides and provide a gentle reflection of the Catskill Mountains in the far-off Hudson.