Dr. Sy's Old House, Campbell Hall, NY

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Comments (8)

Hank Waxman on January 30, 2008

Note To The Person Who Made This Comment: I grew up across from this residence and know the family well. Now as the Town Historian for the Town of Hamptonburgh the residence should be placed in its proper location

Thank You for pointing this out. Doctor Sy was my uncle through marriage. His wife Charlotte was my father's sister ,and I am still in touch with all three of their children.

The location was, as you say, completely wrong. I thought I had placed it at the corner of 207 and Erie Street, as I remember the train tracks at that side. I was standing in the driveway when I took this shot, so I moved the marker appropriately. I will also move the marker for the General Store which, as you know is right across 207. As a child I collected eggs at Lena's farm, and I have only fond memories of the town and the people there.

Thanks for pointing out the incorrect location.

Hank Waxman

Schultzie on February 28, 2008

We grew up in this house along with our brother, Eric. We have very fond memories of our lives there and cannot believe all the years that have passed and all the changes our house has undergone. We fondly remember a white house with green shutters, and all the fresh vegetables Elliot McClung (PM) grew in the garden. The huge green barn which overlooked the garden served as a playhouse for us to play in and jump from the second floor door onto the dirt below. Behind the barn was an old orchard filled with Blackberry bushes which were filled with berries that we picked every year. Growing up in Campbell Hall was special in those years...it was very rural and innocent. Time stopped there....The General Store contained the Post Office and a Barber Shop. You could get everything and it had a wonderful selection of penny candy. Mr and Mrs. Egbertson lived upstairs and she raised canaries while he ran the store. The Sinnott family, across the street had a chichen and egg farm. We gathered eggs and helped clean chickens. Lena was the one who taught all the kids to play baseball and to drive. (We learned on a farm truck with a floor stick shift). Anyone have anything to add? Holly and Nancy Schoenholz

Hank Waxman on February 29, 2008

How great! Thanks for adding the authenticity to this picture post, Nancy. Hi Holly!

The location on the adjacent aerial photo is correct, but on Google Earth it still shows a location a bit further to the west.

Thanks again. Send my regards to everyone.


PKG#1 on November 24, 2008

Holly and Nancy Schoenholz I was born at Middletowns Horton Hos. in 1943 and lived in Burnside i was the only child out of 6 of Harry And Frederica Gray that Dr Sy didn't deliver,he was away at war,but i remember that house and office and your dad as if were yesterday.My aunt Dot{Dorothy Radzinsky} worked for Dr Sy.My mom and i were both sad to hear of his passing,he was a very special Doctor and person.Peter Gray

Schultzie on November 24, 2008

Hi Peter Gray. Thank you so much for taking the time to e-mail, Hank, our cousin and for sharing your special memories. I remember Dot and Rad too very well and very fondly. They were really good friends of my parents too as well as Dot doing the bookkeeping for our Dad. Very special lady. I can remember your aunt and uncle at parties at the house. Very good times, very happy times we all had in in Campbell Hall.

Happy Thanksgiving and early happy, healthy holiday wishes. Holly Schoenholz Rose

Schultzie on November 24, 2008

Hi Peter, I see Holly has already answered you. It is so nice that you took the time. I remember your family well. Didn't you have a sister Sandy? I also remember Dot and Rad. On my dining room wall I have two pen and inks done by Rad. One is of the house in Campbell Hall and the other is of the barn as they looked then. A definite piece of my history. Please give regards to your family. Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season. Nancy Schoenholz Reif

Ljac on February 2, 2012

Schultzie, I am curious to know about "Mr and Mrs. Egbertson lived upstairs and she raised canaries while he ran the store. " I purchased a house on Egbertson Road and found an envelope dated 1906 to J. Kenter Ebgertson and was told that this was his house. Then Fred and Mary Browne purchased it.

Cjennmom on February 27, 2013

I remember this house. I grew up on Neelytown Rd in the 70's and went past this on our way to church. My mother and I lived with my Aunt Dot (McNamara) and our cousin Kathy (Davis).

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