Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Renewal

Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Renewal

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

7:30 pm | $10 | 1 hour

A film by Stephen Blauweiss and Lynn Woods.

In the late 1960s, most of Kingston’s historic downtown Rondout district was demolished in a federally funded urban renewal project. Thousands of people were displaced.
Based mainly on hundreds of slides taken by Eugene Dauner just before and during the destruction. See the community and fabulous 19th century buildings that were lost in this hour-long documentary, which incorporates hundreds of slides, family photos and rare footage. Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal commemorates the vanished community, examines the unfulfilled promises of urban renewal and its devastating impact on residents, and describes how the abandoned area slowly came back to life. The hour-long film, which has an original soundtrack by Peter Wetzler.

For more information visit www.lostrondout.com the Lost Rondout Facebook page or email info@lostrondoutproject.com