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Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature

By Chiu Yin Hempel
Illustrated with breathtaking color photographs by renowned photographer Greg Miller.

Undisturbed expanse of natural environments rarely exists in close proximity to metropolitan areas. Yet, just 45 miles north of New York City, there is a village of extraordinary biodiversity. Tuxedo Park is home to more than 450 species of trees and plants, 150 species of butterflies and moths, and nearly 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Its lakes and feeder streams team with life year round.

All sales proceeds benefit two not-for-profit community organizations: Tuxedo Park Library and Tuxedo Park Fire Department.

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The story of Tuxedo Park’s diverse species and scenic beauty is told in Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature, a new book featuring over 200 magnificent original color photographs.

Founded in 1886, Tuxedo Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Gilded Age luminaries, including Waldorf Astor, Augustus Juilliard, and Emily Post lived there. J.P. Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt were members of the Tuxedo Club. Bruce Price, Carrère and Hastings, Frederick Law Olmsted’s sons, and John Russell Pope endowed the village with architectural masterpieces.

Nature, however, is what truly distinguishes Tuxedo Park from all other towns and villages in the New York metropolis.

This exquisite environment is now given a voice in Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature. This book is the third volume in an illustrated trilogy about the historic community of Tuxedo Park, New York. The others are Tuxedo Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends and Tuxedo Park: The Historic Houses.

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Product Details:
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Carol Monderer Publishing
Publication Date: 2015
Language: English
ISBN: 9780990926900
Dimensions: 10″ x 9″

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Tuxedo Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends

by Chiu Yin Hempel

A unique book that focuses on the individuals and families who created Tuxedo Park, the sylvan Hudson Valley enclave that was for decades synonymous with economic influence and upper-class living. From Gilded Age names like Vanderbilt, Astor and Morgan to the ingenious immigrant craftsmen who forged the historic houses of the community, to such social trailblazers as Emily Post and Dorothy Draper, to the founders of Harvard Business School, Orange & Rockland Utilities, Yaddo, and The Juilliard School, the author weaves together their personal stories in a narrative thread that also tethers them to the history of the New York region. Illustrated with 150 hitherto unpublished historical images drawn from family, museum, and government archives.

All sales proceeds benefit two not-for-profit community organizations: Tuxedo Park Library and Tuxedo Park Fire Department.

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Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Tuxedo Park Fire Department
Publication Date: 2010
Language: English
ISBN: 97806153730058
Dimensions: 10″ x 9″

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The Tuxedo Park Trilogy

by Chiu Yin Hempel

Get all three books in the series.

All sales proceeds benefit two not-for-profit community organizations: Tuxedo Park Library and Tuxedo Park Fire Department.

TUXEDO PARK: The Gift of Nature
The newest book from Chiu Yin Hempel and Hudson Valley Photographer Greg Miller The story of Tuxedo Park’s extraordinary biodiversity and beautiful landscapes are celebrated in a hardcover book featuring over 200 breathtaking original color photographs. Tuxedo Park is home to more than 450 species of plants, 150 species of butterflies and moths, and nearly 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Its lakes and feeder streams team with life year-round. Founded in 1886, Tuxedo Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nature, however, is what truly distinguishes it from all other towns and villages in the New York metropolis. The Park’s exquisite environment is now given a voice in Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature. The book opens the readers’ senses to this dreamlike world, capturing Tuxedo Park’s unique character and revealing the gifts that Mother Nature has passed down since time immemorial.

TUXEDO PARK: The Historic Houses
The first and only book that examines the architecture of Tuxedo Park provides unique views of the village’s Gilded Age mansions designed by well-known architects including Bruce Price, Carrere & Hastings, McKim, Mead & White, and Warren & Wetmore. The book features 230 color photographs by contemporary photo artist James Bleecker. It also provides a succinct history of the community from its founding in 1886 to 1950, illustrated with 50 vintage postcards and photographs, including historic landscapes and interior images of the period houses.

TUXEDO PARK: Lives, Legacies, Legends
has been home to famous and fascinating people: Waldorf Astor, Augustus Juilliard, Dorothy Draper and Emily Post, to name a few. This book tells the colorful stories of the many individuals and families who created Tuxedo Park from 1886 through the mid-1940s. From Gilded-Age luminaries to the skillful immigrant craftsmen who forged the village’s historic buildings, private diaries and oral accounts are woven into the region’s uncirculated written records. This book is illustrated with 150 previously unpublished historical images drawn from family, museum, and government archives.