“History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.”
~Winston Churchill

A settlers’ fort or blockhouse, originally built in 1731 by Abraham Roosa or son Jacob. Still extant, located on Roosa Gap Road and Pickles Road, on the east side of Shawangunk (Bloomingburg) Mountain. It is the oldest building in the county. This house played important roles in the Revolutionary era in this county. It once also connected through underground tunnels to slave quarters, a prison, and hanging gallows.

Located in Burlingham, New York, USA

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  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayover 2 years ago

    I love hearing about the history in the area in which I live. This is beautiful and thanks for the knowledge given here.

  • More than welcome, there is so much history in the area…most just do not care. I walked the tunnels from this place to the gallows as a kid!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Awesome looking house!!!

  • Thanks JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture Pamela

  • Thanks Chris!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Wow,, what a history,,,,awesome capture Pamela!!

  • It is a chilling history, but a lovely home…not sure I could live there though! Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 2 years ago

    THis is such an interesting narrative Pamela, and your photography is second to none,

  • Thank you so much glad you liked this!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    Just think of all the old stories this house can tell of hopes, dreams and heartaches!!!!
    A really terrific capture!!! Bill

  • I have heard many of the tales of this place throughout my years in the area…some are warm, while others are of a a grizzly time of warfare! Thanks Bill!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Beautiful old home, like your soft tones

  • Thanks much, it was raining the day I shot this!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaover 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for this nice honor!

    – Pamela Phelps

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