Will the Cold Spring House Survive Another Winter?

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Every now and then my camera and I take the road up to Tannersville to document the changes in the historic Cold Spring House, a once glorious and popular vacation resort that has been abandoned to go to ruin.  If you read OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAmy post of September 25, 2014 you’ll see that the two photos at the bottom of that post show the right wing of the building as it looked at that time.  On December 26 I drove up there with my son, Anton, who had never seen Cold Spring House before, and I was dismayed to see what had happened to it in that short time.  Here are my latest photographs. That right wing has come crumbling down, and the iron staircase outside the building at the top floor, well, it now looks like the iconic “Stairway to Heaven.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis was nearly three weeks ago, and the Catskills have had some pretty severe weather again, including very high winds. So, these photos that I took in December may no longer tell the current story.

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