East Kingston

 

One fine late fall day, I decided to venture down to the banks of the Hudson slightly to the north of Kingston, NY.

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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:

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Just a short walk downriver lies the ghostly remnants of the Hudson Cement Company.

 

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An unused wharf awaits its next vessel:

Looking north towards the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge

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/

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