Wappingers Falls, New York
Wappingers Falls is a village in Dutchess County that offers residents a rich history and many beautiful parks and neighborhoods to enjoy.
Wappingers Falls is home to New York State's sixth oldest library, the Grinnell Library. Its well-known Historic District was built in the wake of the industrialization of Wappingers Falls in the 19th century, with representative architecture from that time period. It includes the downtown area, several adjacent residential neighborhoods and Mesier Park & Homestead. Mesier Park is a public park that hosts many annual events that focus around the bandstand and tree-lined paths of the park. In 1984 the district was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The area also is home to the Mesier-Brewer House, built in 1740, and the Village Hall, formerly a post office designed under the supervision of Franklin D. Roosevelt during his presidency.
The Dutchess Company Superintendent's House also is on the National Register of Historic Places. The large brick residence was built as housing for the manager of a large local printing works shortly after the plant was built in 1848.
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