Sometimes you're in the right place at the right time...and that, my dear readers, is exactly how I came to be lucky enough to find my new gem of a home in Beacon's historic Matteawan train station at 493 Main Street! I've always admired the building and thought it a beautiful stop while strolling Beacon, but WOW, now I get to actually make and meet folks in this landmark building. DREAM REALIZED!
I bought some paint and shelving, and along with the help of my poet/programmer hubs Benjamin Harnett and forever friend/crazy talented artist and engineer L. Nichols, made this leafy little corner of Beacon the new home for all my creative endeavors.
There's some really interesting history behind the building, which was built in 1869 and features glorious original details (the tin ceilings and walls are truly stunning). The old ND&C (Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut) rail line runs directly behind the building, and it's a favorite place for both locals and visitors to stroll and explore. I'm greatly looking forward to diving into some further information on the building from the Beacon Historical Society when I get a chance to settle in a bit more. There are even rumblings that MetroNorth may reopen the line as commuter rail...and that my friends, would indeed be a lovely ride through the green expanse of the Hudson Valley.
Here's a current pic of 493 Main Street, the Matteawan train station built in 1869 and a favorite stop for history buffs visiting Beacon. I lucked into having truly lovely neighbors in crazy talented hair gurus, Stephanie and Anthony Campbell of Campbell & Campbell salon.
Some photos of Matteawan station from Beacon's past.