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Bushwick Comes to Putnam

on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:27

Gritty, elegant, bold, thought provoking, and just plain fun. These are but a few words to describe the June 27, 2015 exhibition “Bushwick Comes to Putnam,” which featured works by Rafael Fuchs and artists represented by the Brooklyn Gallery, Mighty Tanaka.  

Six Whipple House Lane presented a unique backdrop to exhibit and explore art work inspired by and created in Brooklyn, New York. Urban views of rooftop gatherings, brick lots, fast moving colors, graffiti, and street corners filled with images of the people who inhabit these spaces found quiet reflection on the sunlit gallery walls.

George Whipple has always been interested in the rich history of Putnam County. He is the Third generation of his family to live at Pine View Farm in Kent. In 1999, he founded the Society for the Preservation of Putnam County Antiquities and Greenways (aka Preserve Putnam) with an ambitious goal of delivering five major history and preservation projects over the course of five years. The first project alone took five years.

At Spain Cornerstone Park, Preserve Putnam worked with Putnam County to convert a gas station and brown field located in the middle of the Hamlet of Carmel into a green

Cornerstone Park

on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 16:46

The Cornerstone Park concept is based on the renovation of a central square – often the gas station - in the historic downtown of our older communities, reviving these centers and creating much needed greenspaces and tourism related services.  It is designed to enhance economic revitalization efforts with aesthetic improvements and by creating public space in a downtown area.

Laura Spain Memorial Cornerstone Park

1 Fair Street, Carmel, NY  10512

In 2002, Preserve Putnam County collaborated with Putnam County to design and develop a public park with welcome center and historical museum at

The Whipple-Feeley Chapel

on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 14:39

The chapel was recreated from the 1832 Red Mills Baptist Church in Mahopac which was dismantled in 1999 and kept in storage until 2006. The chapel was built under the direction of Peter Allegretta and George Whipple III. The steeple, which did not survive the years in storage, needed to be entirely rebuilt.

Area professional carpenters donated thousands of hours volunteering on Saturdays for nearly a year.

The chapel is named in honor of deceased Putnam County veterans Capt. George Carroll Whipple, Jr. and Sgt. Robert Stanton Feeley.