Category Archives: History

Requiem For a Beacon Mill

Requiem For a Beacon Mill

  After 202 years, one of the oldest standing mills in Dutchess County, built in 1814 at the corner of Main and East Main on the Fishkill Creek, is being demolished with little fanfare over the course of a beautiful week in April, 2016. I just hope someone is planning to save a few bitsRead More

Beacon’s Historic Tioronda Bridge Lost To Neglect

Beacon’s Historic Tioronda Bridge Lost To Neglect

  Monday’s City of Beacon council meeting may have been the death knell for one of Beacon’s historic treasures. Just before the vote for consideration of a resolution to authorize submission of a funding application for the planning of the new South Avenue Bridge, council member Charles Kelly asked about the old bridge’s trusses, whichRead More

Memorial Day 1958: Digger Phelps

Memorial Day 1958: Digger Phelps

  Beacon native Digger Phelps retired last month from his 20-year reign as an analyst for ESPN college basketball. Previous to that he was basketball coach at Notre Dame for 20  years, beginning at the age of 29. The street next to the town clock on the west end is named for him. The MayRead More