Description Perhaps I am one of few historians with vivid memories of this particular place in time. It seems to have no information available on the internet or through books as to the original other buildings across from Fort Roosa, Burlingham, New York, USA, circa 1731.As a child I was in this part of the fort more than once with my caretakers for various reasons.Diagonally from Fort Roosa itself, on the lot seen here, stood a small guard house (in the basement was the trap door to access the tunnel leading across the road to the main house) and another stone building in the back used as a tack barn and most of all the GALLOWS. There was a cemetery along the old rock wall (seen in the background) that once stood along the property line.That corner lot is now vacant showing no sign of ever containing anything, with a house on the property further down, built in the last 25-30 years. The history of the old guard house seems to be lost forever at this point or so I thought.I decided since the guard house was lost to time, I would venture to recreate it through my mind's eye. I took photos of parts from the old Roosa Fort (which this was part of the property holdings years back) remaining across the road, and the old Westbrook Fort, also in Mamakating, within the same time circa.All of the structure was recreated part by part...windows, walls, foundations, doors, roof tops, dormers, chimney. The land is the original lot the old Guard House once stood on.Located on the east side of the Bloomingburgh Mountain in the town of Mamakating (Sullivan County) New York USA. See posted image of ROOSA FORT 1731 for the fort itself, and further information.This image has been composed in Photoshop entirely, and with original 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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