Edgewater (Barrytown, New York)
Edgewater is a historic house near Barrytown in Dutchess County, New York, United States. Built about 1824, the house is a contributing property to the Hudson River Historic District. Edgewater's principal architectural feature is a monumental colonnade of six Doric columns, looking out across a lawn to the Hudson River. Writing in 1942, the historians Eberlein and Hubbard described Edgewater as an exemplar of "the combined dignity and subtle grace that marked the houses of the Federal Era." The history of Edgewater dates back to December 23, 1819, when Bishop Hobart of New York City married "Lowndes Brown, esq. of Charleston S. C. to Miss Margaretta Livingston, daughter of John R. Livingston, esq." The groom, Rawlins Lowndes Brown, was a graduate of Yale, class of 1806, had been Captain Lowndes Brown in charge of Company G stationed on Governors Island. In 1824 as a belated wedding gift, John R. Livingston gave the 250-acre Edgewater property to his daughter and son-in-law, the house may have been built about that time.
The New York financier and aesthete Robert Donaldson Jr. bought Edgewater in 1853. Donaldson engaged the architect Alexander Jackson Davis to add an octagonal library wing, to clad the brick house with brownstone tinted stucco. Davis designed two gatehouses. In 1902, the executor of the Donaldson estate sold the house to Elizabeth Chapman. Elizabeth Chapman was the second wife of the essayist John Jay Chapman. Born Elizabeth Astor Winthrop Chanler, the daughter of John Winthrop Chanler and Margaret Astor Ward, she grew up at Rokeby, a nearby house. Elizabeth Chapman never occupied Edgewater, or if she did, it was not for long—in 1906, she and her husband moved into a new house designed by the architect Charles A. Platt, built on the hill above Edgewater and known as Sylvania. However, her mother-in-law, Eleanor Jay Chapman lived at Edgewater from 1910 until at least 1914. In 1917, Elizabeth Chapman sold the Edgewater property to her stepson Conrad Chapman for $1.00. He never occupied the house either as he lived abroad during most of his time as Edgewater's freeholder.
In 1946, Conrad Chapman sold Edgewater to Laura M. Taylor for $1.00. Robert Kirby Taylor and Laura Scantlin were married at Pittsburg in 1907, as of 1940, they were living at 444 East 58th Street in New York City, where Taylor worked as a "woolen merchant." In November 1944, they were in New York when their son's house was destroyed by fire. Sometime they leased Edgewater where Robert Taylor died in June 1946. One month Laura Taylor bought Edgewater, holding it until 1950 when she sold to the writer Gore Vidal. Gore Vidal bought Edgewater at the recommendation of Alice Astor Bouverie. In 1960, he ran as the Democratic candidate for Congress for the 29th Congressional District of New York State, using Edgewater as his campaign headquarters, he lost by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent. Among Vidal's supporters were Eleanor Roosevelt, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, all of whom spoke on his behalf. In November 1966, now living in Italy, rented Edgewater to William vanden Heuvel, a lawyer, aide to Robert F. Kennedy, husband of the writer Jean Stein.
In 1969, Vidal sold Edgewater to Richard Jenrette. New York financier and preservationist Richard Jenrette bought Edgewater from Gore Vidal in 1969, by which time the house sat on 2.69 acres. During his tenure, Jenrette completed a restoration of the house and bought back much of the acreage, he commissioned two new buildings, a classical pavilion and poolhouse, designed by the architect Michael Dwyer. Jenrette died at Charleston, South Carolina on April 22, 2018. Edgewater is owned by the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, a foundation created by Richard Jenrette. Life Along the Hudson, Pieter Estersohn, New York, NY: Rizzoli, 2018. More Adventures with Old Houses, Richard H. Jenrette, New York, NY: Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, 2010. ISBN 9780982573709. Great Houses of the Hudson River, Michael Middleton Dwyer, with preface by Mark Rockefeller, Boston, MA: Little and Company, published in association with Historic Hudson Valley, 2001. ISBN 082122767X. Adventures with Old Houses, Richard H. Jenrette, Charleston, SC: Wyrick & Co. 2000.
ISBN 0941711463. Gore Vidal: A Biography, Fred Kaplan, Doubleday, 1999. ISBN 0385477031. Carolinian on the Hudson: the Life of Robert Donaldson, Jean Bradley Anderson, Raleigh, NC: Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, 1996. Palimpsest: A Memoir, Gore Vidal, New York, NY: Random House, 1995. ISBN 0679440380. William Nathaniel Banks, "Living with Antiques: Edgewater on the Hudson River," The Magazine Antiques, vol. 121, no. 6, pp. 1400–1410. Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley, Harold Donaldson Eberlin and Cortland Van Dyke Hubbard, New York, NY: Architectural Book Publishing Co. Inc. 1942. Edgewater – Classical American Homes Preservation Trust website
Edgewater Park Site
The Edgewater Park Site is a 3,800-year-old Late Archaic campsite situated along the Iowa River in Coralville, United States. Plant remains recovered from the site suggest the inhabitants were in the earliest stages of adapting domesticated plants. Excavations revealed a small encampment of two hearths and areas for faunal and stone tool production. Other features identified include a deep feature of unknown function. Lithic analysis reveals that the site occupants recently traveled along the Iowa River from the north center of the state and were engaged in late-stage tool manufacture and maintenance. Floral analysis indicates the site occupation occurred during the warm half of the year and that the occupants utilized little barley, a non-local plant, cultivated, barnyard grass, a local plant also cultivated; this site is interpreted as a short-term, late warm-season occupation of people migrating down the Iowa River towards winter encampments in what is now the southeast part of the state.
Edgewater is a west side neighborhood of Cleveland, United States, located along Lake Erie five miles west of downtown Cleveland. It extends east-to-west from the neighborhood of Detroit-Shoreway to the city of Lakewood and north-to-south from Lake Erie to the neighborhood of Cudell. Edgewater is known for its Lake Erie frontage, tree-lined streets, Clifton Boulevard Historic District retail area; the neighborhood was part of the Village of West Cleveland from 1871 until its annexation to Cleveland in 1894. Some light industry is located along the rail line on its southern border, separating it from Cudell. Notably, U. S. Senator Mark Hanna had an estate on Lake Avenue. Edgewater has two main RTA public transit lines; the Cleveland State Line is a BRT line that travels along Clifton Boulevard, which opened in 2014. The West 117th–Madison station is a train station on the RTA Red Line. City Planning Commission
Edgewater Beach Hotel
The Edgewater Beach Hotel was a resort hotel complex on Lake Michigan in the far-north neighborhood community of Edgewater in Chicago, designed by Benjamin H. Marshall and Charles E. Fox; the first section was built in 1916 for its owners John Tobin Connery and James Patrick Connery, located between Sheridan Road and Lake Michigan at Berwyn Avenue. An adjacent south tower building was added in 1924; the resort hosted famous movie and sports stars, Martin Luther King, Jr. It was the setting for the celebrity stalking case and shooting that inspired the novel and movie The Natural; the hotel closed in 1967, was soon after demolished. The Edgewater Beach Apartments to the north were completed as part of the hotel resort complex in 1928; the "sunset pink" apartments complemented the "sunrise yellow" hotel in a similar architectural style. The apartments have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by Chicago-based architects Marshall and Fox, the complex comprised several buildings and recreation grounds.
The Main Building, designed in the shape of a croix fourchée, had 400 rooms and opened on June 3, 1916. It became a success. In April 1923, construction began on a $3,000,000 19 story, 600-room tower addition to the south of the Main Building; the Tower Building, which opened for occupancy on February 9, 1924, had a stepped design, tallest at its center, with lower sections to the east and west of the center. The addition called the Annex, was connected to the Main Building by a large hall known as the Passaggio; the hotel offered seaplane service to downtown Chicago. When both buildings were constructed, the hotel sat 20 feet from Lake Michigan; the 1933 extension of Lake Shore Drive north to Foster Avenue resulted in the creation of a private bathing beach east of the hotel and north of Foster along the Lake Michigan shore. The hotel served many famous guests, including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Charlie Chaplin, Bette Davis, Lena Horne, Tallulah Bankhead, Nat King Cole, U.
S. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower; the hotel was known for hosting big bands such as those of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Xavier Cugat, Dan Russo, Ted Fiorito, Wayne King, which were broadcast on the hotel's own radio station, a precursor to WGN with the call letters WEBH. In the winter months the bands played in the Marine Dining Room and, in the summer months, outdoors on the marble-tiled Beach Walk. On the first floor of the hotel, guests walked on a wooden gangway into the Yacht Club for cocktails. In the early days women were not permitted to sit at the bar. On June 14, 1949, Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Eddie Waitkus was shot and nearly killed by an obsessive fan at the hotel, 19-year-old Ruth Steinhagen; the 1951–54 extension of Lake Shore Drive from Foster Avenue to Hollywood Avenue reduced direct access to Lake Michigan, leading to a reduction in business. This roadway was built on landfill in the area, the private beach for the hotel.
While new public beaches serving the Edgewater neighborhood were created, they did not replace the hotel's own beach. After the hotel was cut off from the lake by the new drive, a swimming pool was added in 1953. In 1960, in order to compete with popular downtown hotels, the Edgewater Beach underwent a $900,000 renovation which included the installation of air conditioning. 30% of rooms, including restaurants and public spaces of the hotel, were fitted with air conditioning. By 1961, that number rose to nearly 70%. From January 14–17, 1963, the National Conference on Religion and Race was held at the resort. Martin Luther King, Jr. assisted by Wyatt Tee Walker, was on the steering committee for the conference, called by the National Council of Churches, Synagogue Council of America, the National Catholic Welfare Conference. King gave a major address at the conference, "A Challenge to Justice and Love", to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, he called the conference, "the most significant and historic held for attacking racial injustice."
A statement in support of civil rights from President John F. Kennedy was read and Abraham J. Heschel spoke; the conference adopted An Appeal to the Conscience of the American People for a moral end to racism. The Edgewater Beach Co-op Apartments, built in 1928 at the north end of the property, shown in the photo at right, is the only part of the hotel complex to survive and is part of the Bryn Mawr Historic District; as he had before with many his other projects, such as the South Shore Country Club, the Blackstone Hotel, the Drake Hotel and Drake Tower, architect Benjamin Marshall designed the apartment building with accoutrements suited for the well-to-do. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994; the apartments stand at the north end of Lake Shore Drive, quite visible to the passing traffic, unusual in Chicago for the "sunset pink" exterior. When both buildings stood, the color coordinated with the "sunrise yellow" of the hotel; the retail portion of the current building contains a restaurant.
The hotel closed abruptly on December 1967 following bankruptcy proceedings. The hotel had stopped catering to the "carriage trade" and tried to gain convention business, which effort failed; the building was leased to Loyola University in the fall of 1968 for use as a dormitory to house 300 students. By January 31, 1969, the Loyola students residing at the Edgewater Beach relocated to new housing constructed on the University's campus. Demolition
Edgewater, released in 1999, is the first album for the Dallas, Texas based band Edgewater. The album was recorded independently, some of its tracks were included on its follow-up, as well as the band's Wind-up debut. All tracks written by Adam Leydig, Micah Creel, Cameron Woolf and Jeremy "Worm" Rees. "Exposure" – 3:55 "Selfish" – 5:08 "Down Communication" – 3:51 "Gone By December" – 3:57 "Squeeze" – 3:42 "Submerged – 3:30 "Asteroid" – 6:43 "Enemy" – 4:47 "Tres Quatros" – 5:45 "As If You Know Me" – 4:17 "Anthem" – 3:39 Matt Moseman - vocals Micah Creel - guitar Cameron Woolf - bass Jeremy "Worm" Rees - drums Official Site Edgewater on MySpace
Edgewater is a neighborhood in Miami, United States, located north of Downtown and the Arts & Entertainment District, south of the Upper East Side. It is bound by North 17th Street to the south, North 37th Street to the north, the Florida East Coast Railway and East First Avenue to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east. Edgewater is a residential neighborhood, with many historic early 20th century homes; the neighborhood has many high-rise residential towers to the east along Biscayne Bay, historic homes elsewhere in the neighborhood. Since 2000, the area has grown in popularity, due to its proximity to Downtown and neighborhoods such as the Design District. Recent developments in the neighborhood, have brought rapid urbanization to the area, with the construction of high-rise and mid-rise residential buildings, more retail; as of 2000, Edgewater had a population between 14,034 and 14,819 residents, with 6,221 households, 2,987 families residing in the neighborhood. The median household income was $11,293.93.
The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 58.51% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 17.51% Black or African American, 21.55% White, 2.42% Other races. It shares demographics with Wynwood; the zip codes for the Edgewater include 33127, 33132, 33137. The area covers 1.679 square miles. As of 2000, there were 6,486 females; the median age for males were 32.5 years old. The average household size had 2.3 people. The percentage of married-couple families was 25.2%, while the percentage of married-couple families with children was 10.9%, the percentage of single-mother households was 11.6%. 4.5% of the population was in other group homes. The percentage of never-married males 15 years old and over was 20.1%, while the percentage of never-married females 15 years old and over was 15.9%. As of 2000, the percentage of people that speak English not well or not at all made up 25.1% of the population. The percentage of residents born in Florida was 28.0%, the percentage of people born in another U. S. state was 20.5%, the percentage of native residents but born outside the U.
S. was 7.0%, while the percentage of foreign born residents was 44.4% Paramount Bay at Edgewater Square 1800 Club Blue on the Bay Wynwood