Description This was the old Spring Glen, New York, USA O&W railway Station/General Store/Brothel, located on the Old Mountain Rd, Spring Glen. I once lived in this station and must say it looks so very different than it did then. There was no heat, we put in a wood stove, there was no'septic', only an old dry well which collapsed beneath me while mowing the lawn. The old pump was in the root cellar. The upstairs windows were small 'peek windows' with a great importance. Those windows were look out windows to see when the trains were arriving (the rails ran just to the far right of this image). The windows also served a purpose to see when the authorities were approaching. For this was also an old brothel upstairs with a sitting (perching) window on the far right along the tracks! At one time they also had a moonshine shed out back, the old tanks and copper distilling tubes/gauges were there when I arrived. Tales were told to me of the selling of bootleg whiskey to the train workers on their way through...this station/brothel/general store/moonshine site had a very interesting history. Today it is now a private residence, well altered, well maintained, and quite pretty on the hill which it sits.The property line for this parcel are divided...half the property is in Sullivan County, and a portion in Ulster. Taxes when I lived there were paid to both counties.Composed in Photoshop with layers and textures.
Pamela Phelps, Greenfield Park Member Since March 2013 Artist Statement Welcome to Pine Singer Images
Pamela is a "Keeper of Days Gone By". Through her photographic artworks she lends style and ambiance of historical landmarks and notable places in and around the Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange county areas of New York, USA.
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