Sunday, February 6, 2022

Something to Look Forward to

The second talk in the Columbia County Historical Society's 2022 Winter-Spring Lecture Series takes place on Saturday, February 19, at 4:30 p.m. The lecture titled "Life Along the Hudson: The Livingstons in Columbia County" is presented by Pieter Estersohn, the author of Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family, which was published by Rizzoli in 2018. The announcement of the lecture from CCHS provides this description:
This scenic stretch of estates along the Hudson offers some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design, now photographed by Pieter Estersohn. Thirty-five featured homes were designed in a range of styles by notable architects Stanford White, A. J. Davis, Calvert Vaux, Warren and Wetmore, and others. Pieter Estersohn reminds us that the Livingston family "had 250 years of access to the very best architecture, the best designers, the best real estate."
Included are Dutch colonial cottages and grand Gothic Revival, Federal, Georgian, and Beaux-Arts residences, constructed on land owned by the Livingston family, who settled in the area in the late seventeenth century.
Pieter Estersohn has worked on more than sixty books on historic preservation, architecture, and decoration and has worked for every major shelter magazine. In 2010, he purchased Staats Hall in Red Hook and restored the 1839 home using early 19th-century techniques and materials. He is currently working on a book about agriculture in the Hudson Valley and the new wave of farmers carrying on the tradition.

The lecture takes place on Zoom. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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