A dirt road in the lower Hudson Valley that dates back to Colonial times has been added to a preservation group’s list of New York state’s most threatened historic resources.
The 6-mile section of the Old Albany Post Road in the Putnam County town of Philipstown has been named to the Preservation League of New York State’s list of “Seven to Save” for 2014-2015.
The dirt road east of the village of Garrison was used to move troops and supplies during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. The road is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Extensive flooding in 2007 led to paving of a 100-yard section of the road. Local preservationists say that has resulted in erosion along other sections of the road because of poor drainage.