Another Historic Building to be Razed?


We’ve always really liked Loop contributor June Marie Sobrito’s images of the old Brandreth Pill Factory in Ossining, a 35,000-square-foot building on Water Street that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

But given the story below, about the renovation of the Mamaroneck Train Station, this is particularly sad.

Ossining village officials are talking about tearing down the building and putting up luxury apartments. The site has reportedly been a hangout for underage drinking and graffiti artists.

So tear it down? What do you think?



One thought on “Another Historic Building to be Razed?

  1. I think that the building is unique and will be replaced by cookie cutter what i call edward scissor hand homes. The neo-gothic style is beautiful and I’m sure the materials are much better then one could find today. I am a big fan of re-purposing and if the factory would to be raised i would love to just take out some of the beautiful features of the time maybe some old industrial lighting or what ever, it all can be repurposed. I would also like to say repurposed items do cost a great deal more then new ones, but the skill involved can’t be matched. In my opinion they should convert the building like the knickerbocker lofts and keep a piece of local history alive for the next generation to see and appreciate. It is important that people realize how important the lower Hudson valley once was for the manufacturing and industrialization of our great country.

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