Description The Tamarack Lodge, located in Greenfield Park, New York, was one of the many Catskill resorts in Ulster and Sullivan Counties popular for decades with tourists from New York City. Sadly, the Tamarack, like so many of the other Catskill destinations, is an abandoned shell of what it once was.The Tamarack in Better Days:The Tamarack was a boarding house from 1927 to 1947, after which it became the Tamarack Lodge. It was one of the many resorts considered part of the borscht belt and was a popular destination for Jewish vacationers. Pulitzer Prize winning author Herman Wouk waited tables in the children's dining room during the 1930's.Many popular entertainers appeared at the Tamarack, including Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, Cream, The Who, and Janis Joplin. During Passover in 1994 a large fire wiped out part of the building and displaced guests.In April 2012The smoke billowing high above Route 52 just outside the Village of Ellenville late Saturday afternoon could be seen for miles. According to Ulster County fire officials 30 buildings on the former Tamarack Lodge property burned. To make matters worse, two separate brush fires broke out. It's was a scene that drew hundreds of firefighters from neighboring counties of Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan Counties to try and keep this fire from getting out of control.The Grounds are presently vacant, with some prospects for redevelopment being considered.Photographed in Greenfield Park, New York, USA. This is one of the main lodges with hotel units in the background still standing, but quite apparently in need of total razing. Composed in Photoshop with layers, adjustments, filters, and three original textures.
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