DescriptionThe Haight Caretakers Cottage was built in 1875. The cottage is noted by a sign in the front stating Haight Cemetery. This is a small 30x30 foot cemetery dating back to the 1700's. The property owners (circa 1950) (Salesian School) used the gravestones as landfill and moved the marble obelisk to a grotto and attached WW II memorial plaques over the inscribed family name. One epitaph seems very intriguing. It reads:'Whoever reads my solemn call.Prepare! Ye may as sudden fall,And daily learn to ready be,For you must end, just as me.'The graves were recovered and placed back behind this building where they belonged.The extensive grounds formerly owned by the Salesian Order, and now owned by the village of Goshen, New York, USA were once the summer home and estate of David Henry Haight of New York City. Haight was famous for building Manhattans St. Nicholas Hotel, a place that rivaled the Astor Hotel in luxury and high-society clientele.Over time the family's fortunes declined and the estate, and the mansion, since demolished, passed from one owner to another.As most folks in the area know the entire estate which was once the Salesian school has a long history of unrest. Most of the school has been demolished now, and instead on the grounds is now a public park. I must say my last walk on these premise were not comfortable...perhaps there is something to the lore of these lands.Photographed in Goshen, New York, USA. Composed in Photoshop with layers, filters, adjustments, and textures. 2 original textures, one texture courtesy of Len-Bem Anna of Flickr.
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