Ellsworth Part III – Evamere Hall
I’ll start with the woman for whom the estate and hall were named – Eva Butler Ellsworth:
Below are photographs of Evamere Hall. These pictures were most likely taken between 1912 and 1951, when the house was razed.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these pictures as much as I have. The next time you find yourself walking around this part of town, or perhaps playing lacrosse on the Eastwoods/Evamere fields, try to remember these pictures and the magnificent structure that once existed over 60 years before.
The clock tower and barn were razed in 1956. I was allowed to collect the letters and envelopes which were in the clock tower for my stamp collection. The barn contained a collection of player pianos and a player organ. At this time the 6 foot high brick wall stood before being lowered when houses were build on the old grounds.
Betsy – if you still have those old photos, we would love to have them for a book we are planning called Hudson, Then & Now. I would also like to use them for the Next Exit History app. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Liz Murphy
i was going thru my mother’s photo albums with our daughter the other day and came across lovely pictures of Evamere Hall. my mother went to high school there and there are also photos of her graduating class. classy! the girls wore long dresses that matched and carried big bunches of flowers. i will be happy to share these photos if you tell me how i can do it.
Interesting entries on your “Hidden Hudson” blog. You may be aware that since 1997 I have been doing “A Moment in Hudson history” on Hudson Cable almost every month on the “Good day in Hudson” program that airs about 15 or 20 times each month. I have banked over 100 on location stories about Hudson’s past. I would be interested in seeing Betsy Aldredge’s photos of the Hudson Country Day School at Evamere Hall which was founded by WRA Headmaster Joel B. Hayden and was funded by WRA for about 7 or 8 years in the 1930’s until it closed. Evamere Hall was owned by WRA from the death of James W. Ellsworth in 1925 until its demolition in 1952. I have other information about the Hudson Country Day School. Tom Vince, WRA Archivist