Catskills, Then and Now: Reed Street Historic District, Coxsackie

October 10, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

The Reed Street Historic District in Coxsackie is scenically located on the west bank of the Hudson River. The historic district has been known by several different names including Reed’s Landing, Coxsackie Middle Landing, Coxsackie Landing and now simply Coxsackie. Although it is hard to see today the Coxsackie village, like its sister cities of Athens and Catskill, was once a thriving river town, home to a variety of businesses including ship building, brick manufacturer, carriage manufacturer, printing press manufacturer, iron foundry, ice harvesting and a dock area for shipping agricultural products to New York City. Although Coxsackie is not quite the thriving commercial district it once was it still offers wonderful architecture and a glimpse into the history of the Hudson River valley. The small downtown Reed Street area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

The building (on the left with the red-and-white awning) at 1 Mansion Street was constructed circa 1840. It was described on the Reed Street Historic District application for the National Register of Historic Places as “Three stories, brick, stone lintels with center block, two rectangular cast-iron storefront columns, modern storefront, commercial.” The building (on the right) at 49-53 Reed Street was constructed circa 1865. It was described as “Three stories, brick, Italianate, six-bay with paired brackets, modernized storefronts, commercial.”

 

The postcard was published by D. B. Smith located at Coxsackie, New York. The postmark shows that the card was mailed in 1915. My photograph was taken 99 years later in July 2014.

 

Vintage postcard of the Reed Street Historic District in Coxsackie which is scenically located on the west bank of the Hudson River.Coxsackie Square, Coxsackie, N.Y.The Reed Street Historic District in Coxsackie is scenically located on the west bank of the Hudson River. The historic district has been known by several different names including Reed’s Landing, Coxsackie Middle Landing, Coxsackie Landing and now simply Coxsackie. Although it is hard to see today the Coxsackie village, like its sister cities of Athens and Catskill, was once a thriving river town, home to a variety of businesses including ship building, brick manufacturer, carriage manufacturer, printing press manufacturer, iron foundry, ice harvesting and a dock area for shipping agricultural products to New York City. Although Coxsackie is not quite the thriving commercial district it once was it still offers wonderful architecture and a glimpse into the history of the Hudson River valley. The small downtown Reed Street area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The postcard was published by D. B. Smith located at Coxsackie, New York. The postmark shows that the card was mailed in 1915.

 

The Reed Street Historic District in Coxsackie is scenically located on the west bank of the Hudson River.One Mansion StreetReed Street Historic District, Coxsackie, Greene County

The Reed Street Historic District in Coxsackie is scenically located on the west bank of the Hudson River. The historic district has been known by several different names including Reed’s Landing, Coxsackie Middle Landing, Coxsackie Landing and now simply Coxsackie. Although it is hard to see today the Coxsackie village, like its sister cities of Athens and Catskill, was once a thriving river town, home to a variety of businesses including ship building, brick manufacturer, carriage manufacturer, printing press manufacturer, iron foundry, ice harvesting and a dock area for shipping agricultural products to New York City. Although Coxsackie is not quite the thriving commercial district it once was it still offers wonderful architecture and a glimpse into the history of the Hudson River valley. The small downtown Reed Street area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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