The Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn

By Joseph McMahon, Environmental Studies, Class of 2024. Looks can be deceiving. From the outside of 486 Main Street, Poughkeepsie’s historical Trolley Barn has an industrial aesthetic with large glass garage doors, showcasing a vast open space supported by pillars. Yet, the Trolley Barn subverts this aesthetic, exemplifying a multifaceted legacy of use and urbanization… Continue reading The Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn

The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory

By Anna Kaigle, Geography, Class of 2025. The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory (PUF) is a historic factory building located at 8 North Cherry Street, just off Main Street. Since its construction in 1874, the building has undergone many changes in ownership and use of the space. Starting as the Live Oak Leather Manufactury, it became the… Continue reading The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory