Poughkeepsie Journal Building

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Poughkeepsie Journal Building
Poughkeepsie Journal building.jpg
Rear view of building in 2007
Poughkeepsie Journal Building is located in New York
Poughkeepsie Journal Building
Location Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York
Coordinates 41°42′18″N 73°55′42″W / 41.70500°N 73.92833°W / 41.70500; -73.92833Coordinates: 41°42′18″N 73°55′42″W / 41.70500°N 73.92833°W / 41.70500; -73.92833
Area less than one acre
Built 1941
Architect Eugene T. Benham; Charles J. Cooke
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Poughkeepsie MRA
NRHP Reference # 82005069[1]
Added to NRHP November 26, 1982

The Poughkeepsie Journal Building is the main office of that newspaper, in the city of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. It is located at Civic Center Plaza, the north end of Market Street.

It was built of fieldstone in a Colonial Revival style in 1941.[1] Architects in the Hudson Valley, and particularly Dutchess County, took inspiration from then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt's efforts to revive its use in the region, following the example of the early Dutch settlers of the area, who built many stone houses for themselves. In particular, the building complements the city's main post office nearby.[2] In 1982 it qualified for addition to the National Register of Historic Places, but it was not listed due to an objection by the owner.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Norton, Kathleen (July 18, 2004). "Dutch left lasting impact". Poughkeepsie Journal. Retrieved 2007-11-09.