Poughkeepsie Photographs of Yesteryear

This page contains old photographs and engravings of early Poughkeepsie, New York. The photos shown on this page were submitted by our visitors. If you have photos you'd like to include in Poughkeepsie Photographs or in the Dutchess County Photo Album, send them to me. Include some descriptive text and the approximate year if you know it; jpg format is best. Lynn Brandvold.

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Main street--1947
Postcard submitted by Anne M. Holahan  aholahan@rochester.rr.com

Main street--1862
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

Main street at Courier Square--circa 1850.
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

Old Main Street, at the site of the 'present' Kirchner building. Does anyone know the location of the "Kirchner Building" and is it still standing?
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

First modern store building--main street-1870. George VanKleeck & Co., 504 Main Street.
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

A view of Market Street in 1835.
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

The old Dutchess County Court House which sat on the same site as the present Court House.
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

Lawyers Row.
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

King's Court Hotel in Poughkeepsie.
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net

Last trolley trip down Main St., Poughkeepsie on November 25, 1935. Photo by Anna T. Wolven, wife of photographer Edmund L. Wolven.
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net

Old Poughkeepsie Hotel.
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

Riverfront in 1840.
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

Brooks Institute which later became Putnam Hall.
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

Court House and Liberty Pole in 1861.
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

The YMCA in 1937.
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

Poughkeepsie High School in 1937.
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

The Amrita Club circa 1937. Anyone have information about this club?
Submitted by John Galbraith  JDGalbraith@aol.com

A parade in Poughkeepsie circa 1950. The location is Main Street looking east from Garden Street intersection. Several of the stores that lined that area are plainly visible in the background. On the left (far background) is a sign for the Windsor Hotel that was destroyed by fire about this time.
Submitted by Jerry Kaedy

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