Explore the History: Resources for Visiting the Past Relating to The Gunks Ridge & Valley Towns Through Time

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The Historic Preservation Commission of the Town of New Paltz has a wonderful Then & Now page with dramatic morphing images of significant local buildings that change from what they once looked like to how they appear now.

More information for the individual properties are provided by clicking on the name above the photo that will bring you to another page. Most of these structures are pictured and discussed in THE GUNKS Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time

In addition, employing a user-friendly online map that divides the Town and Village of New Paltz into nine hamlets, one is led to more localized maps that contain individual historic property markers. These markers include generally brief descriptions of the properties, but substantial information is available for many buildings. It is possible to search by an address, a family name, and even an architectural style. Buttons allow a searcher to save a page as a PDF, print it, or even email a link.

Visitors to the Historic Preservation Commissions’ website should take time to explore other aspects of the site that include detailed maps of each hamlet as well as a moving map that highlights population growth and the development of New Paltz over time.

Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection, Elting Library

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