One fine late fall day, I decided to venture down to the banks of the Hudson slightly to the north of Kingston, NY.
Aware of the history of heavy industry in years past I figured there must be some interesting remnants to seek out. I parked on the edge of a dead end street and easily made my way in past the NO DUMPING signs to the first display of what used to be a thriving industry along the Hudson River: brickmaking.
The Hudson has a history of many brick factories popping up alongside its banks. One can hardly take a step without kicking an eroded red chunk in some places. This particular spot was home to the Shultz Brick Company.
As of 2017 there has been a revitalization of this area, particularly The Hutton Brickyards just south of this location. But all that remains here are some crumbling signs of a once bustling brickyard:
Just a short walk downriver lies the ghostly remnants of the Hudson Cement Company.
An unused wharf awaits its next vessel:
Romping through the woods one will come across a few other structures and interesting items:
SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Schultz Brick Company: http://brickcollecting.com/shultz.htm
More about the Hudson Cement Company: http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/yasinsac/ulster/ekingston.html
The same location through the eyes of Urban Explorer Sebastien Barre: http://barre.me/2010/08/16/hudson-cement-factory/