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Thirteenth Annual Report
1908, of the American
Scenic and Historic
Preservation Society

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FOUNDED BY ANDREW H. GREEN AND
INCORPORATED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF
THE STATE OF NEW YORK IN

IN 1895

ALBANY
J. B. LYON COMPANY, STATE PRINTERS

1908

The Society

CONTENTS

PAGE.

Letter of Transmittal.

Officers, Trustees and Standing Committees.

Charter.

Finances

Andrew H. Green Memorial Fund.

Stony Point Battlefield State Reservation.

Watkins Glen, State Reservation.

Letchworth Park....

Reconnoissance of Trees.

Fort Brewerton State Reservation..

Tappan Monument Property.

Yonkers Manor Hall Gift.

Scenic and Historic Preservation in New York State Reviewed.

Recapitulation...

Fire Island Park .

Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh.

Niagara Falls State Reservation..

Senate House, Kingston....

Saratoga Monument, Schuylerville.

John Brown Farm, North Elba.

Grant Cottage, Mount MacGregor.

Lake George Battlefield, Caldwell.

Palisades Inter-State Park...

Clinton Museum, Poughkeepsie.

Spy Island...

Sir William Johnson Mansion and Blockhouse, Johnstown.

Adirondack Park.

Catskill Park..

St. Lawrence Reservation.

Washington's Headquarters, New York.

Hudson Highlands National Park Proposed.

New Sing Sing Prison Site.,

Birthplace of the Cincinnati, Fishkill.

Fort Crailo, Rensselaer..

Fifth Avenue Signboard Victory, New York.

Sites and Inscriptions Verified. .

Fort Constitution (Fort Lee), N. J.

James Hall Tablet, Letchworth Park.

West Battery (Aquarium) Tablet, New York.

Public Meetings of the Society.

Bicentennial of Linnaeus.

Centennial of New York Aquarium or West Battery

Hall of Fame Unveiling, New York...

Centennial at Garibaldi's Home, Staten Island..

Cooperstown Centennial..

Marinus Willett Memorial, Albany.

Thomas R. Proctor's Gift of Parks to Utica, N. Y.

James Douglas' Gift of Fort Constitution Site to United States.

W. J. Palmer's Gift of Parks to Colorado Springs, Colo..

Wm. Kent's Gift of Muir Woods National Monument to United States

Jewel Cave National Monument Established.

Jamestown, Va., National Park Advocated.

Cornplanter Medal for Iroquois Research.

Plains of Abraham, Quebec, Reserved..

ILLUSTRATIONS

OPPOSITE PAGE Stony Point Reservation, Circular Summer Seat..

16 Stony Point Reservation, Rectangular Summer-house .

18 Stony Point Reservation, Octagonal Summer-house..

20 Watkins Glen Reservation: Scaler Dislodging Dangerous Rock.

24 Watkins Glen Reservation: New guard-rail and concrete stairs at Lookout Point 26 Letchworth Park: Sketch Map of Park....

28 Letchworth Park: Mary Jemison Cabin and Grave.

30 Letchworth Park: Cathedral Rock.....

32 Letchworth Park: Geological Diagram of Portage Dam Site.

34 Manhattan Island from Fort Lee Bluff (Douglas Point), N. J

80 Aquarium, Formerly Southwest Battery, New York.

88 Marinus Willett Tablet and Boulder, Albany, N. Y.

92 Muir Woods National Monument, California.

100 Cornplanter Medal for Iroquois Research.

106 Portrait of Rev. Henry M. McCracken, D.D., LL.D., Chancellor of New York University

117 Hall of Fame and Library, New York University, Exterior.

128 Hall of Fame, New York University, Interior..

144 Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers, in 1908..

160 Phillipp's Manor and the Rocks on the Hudson, or North River, in North America,” 1784.

224 Philipse Manor, Yonkers, Plan of House.

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