Chatham had been identified as a “Central Regional Location” by the Railroads in the 1830s, but it was1869 – its year of incorporation as Chatham Village – that a dumbstruck crowd actually beheld a mob of elephants right here on Main Street. A Circus Train had arrived, and stopped…confronted by the intricate wooden trestle* then leading into the Village. Taking...No comments.
Perhaps it all started when the Club Helsinki opened its doors, giving once-sleepy Hudson the beginnings of a vital new dimension. For many years this small city was notable mostly as a major Antiques center. In recent years increasingly fine – even City class – restaurants began popping up, as have a handful of art galleries. And now comes…the ‘Sound...No comments.
Each month we present here a fascinating, often little known aspect of Chatham’s history or that of Columbia County — as drawn from our monthly ads in the Chatham Press. Once upon a time – the 1890’s – the huge brick building just off the Central Square was a very, very Grand Affair. Dubbed the Windsor Hotel Sanitarium, this magnificent...No comments.
Today more than ever before, buyers and potential sellers are innocently going on line expecting a time-saving path to an accurate measure of a home’s worth. I call this the ‘On Line Pitfall’… and few pitfalls are more useless or misleading than this one. On line sites generally draw data from three sources: the property characteristics, the tax assessment, and...No comments.
In this view, a rekindled optimism about Real Estate is due and overdue. With the Press taking an overall ‘National’ view, it drones on and on about foreclosures and falling prices — simply ignoring the fact that conditions vary widely from market to market. This ‘broad brush’ smear encourages uncertainty and a profound caution about buying, though this makes sense...No comments.