Putnam County, NY Stone Chamber

This one will give you something to think about.

It is up the road from the chamber in the previous post. It sits just off the road at an intersection, so be very careful of the traffic.

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This roadside chamber is easy to pass by.

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Meter stick for scale. View from road.

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Massive door lintels.

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Corner entrance stone showing drill mark. Probably split by a hand powered drill since the bore mark is rough.

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Interior looking towards the entrance at the roof.

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Another exterior view.

Sorry. There are no interior shots because there were too many people inside. There was another drill mark on a stone at the bottom in the rear of the structure.

Location: Park at intersection of Rt 301 & Farmer Mills Chamber. West side of intersection on 301.
Door faces E.  7 roof stones.  Door opening is 3’10” wide by 5’5″ high.  Chamber is 19′ long by 10′ wide by 7’7″ high.

Close to: 41 28’57″N   73 46’9″W
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Another New England Mystery in Stone

This beautiful little chamber sits on the side of in Putnam County, NY and is deceptively large on the inside.

Roadside Chamber in Southern New York/Connecticut Area

Roadside Chamber in Southern New York/Connecticut Area

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Entrance is low and suggests the chamber is small, as does the exterior shape.

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Once inside you can stand full height and see it is large and roomy.

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View from exterior into interior. Rear corners corbel in at rear of structure.

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Rear corner.

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Other rear corner. Notice the stones at the top are larger than those composing the base.

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Ceiling composed of massive stones.

A peaceful and thoughtful place.

Location:  This chamber is on Rt. 301 in Putnam County. It was very close to the chamber in the next post.

Can be described as on same side as Kent Volunteer Fire Dept, near No Richardville.  Just south of the intersection of Farmer’s Mills Rd. and Rt. 301.
Look carefully it can be seen from the road. It is just off the pavement.
Door faces SSW, with 7 roof stones.
Door opening is 3′ wide and 4’5″ high.  The chamber is 19’5″ long and 6’6″ wide by 6’6″ high.
Close to these co-ordinates: 41 28’29.6″N   73 45’44.4″W.
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New England Stone Chamber – Many Questions

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Exterior of Chamber (Entrance area rebuilt by owner.)

This is on private property so I cannot say where it is other than in the southern part of New York. The owner does not appreciate trespassers.

This sits in his backyard. The front part of the structure has been repaired by the owner but the interior is original. The exterior is deceiving. It is quite large on the inside. There is no evidence it has ever had a door.

Entrance - Interior tall enough for a person to stand.

Entrance – Interior tall enough for a person to stand.

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Interior rear corners corbel inward at the top.

Right rear corner also corbels inward.

Right rear corner also corbels inward.

Upper left rear corner corbelled inward.

Upper left rear corner corbelled inward.

Roof stones.

Roof stones.

Tool marks? Graffiti? Or a message?

Tool marks? Graffiti? Or a message?

Wider view of marks.

Wider view of marks.

Ceiling and upper walls made of massive stones.

Ceiling and upper walls made of massive stones.

Looking towards the exit. Sunlight enters through the stones.

Looking towards the exit. Sunlight enters through the stones.

Is it a time portal? Root cellar? Ice house? Ancient Meditation chamber? Well…. This one sits remarkably close to a very old house in an area where there seems to be a chamber at every old house. Was a stone chamber found by the colonists and they thought it was such a great idea they all had one installed? Time may someday tell.

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New England Stone Chamber: Ninham Mountain

Ninham Mountain Chamber as it appeared in early 2013. This is on state land so free access.  On Ninham Mountain Rd. in Putnam County, New York (southern part close to Connecticut.) Park and walk a short way up the trail.

Exterior Ninham Mountain Stone Chamber

Exterior Ninham Mountain Stone Chamber

Exterior Ninham Mountain Stone Chamber

Exterior Ninham Mountain Stone Chamber

Recent addition -Wood entrance door sills.

Recent addition -Wood entrance door sills.

Exterior stone work.

Exterior stone work.

Interior - Much larger than expected from exterior appearance.

Interior – Much larger than expected from exterior appearance.

Center back of chamber.

Door faces SSE … 8 roof stones …door opening is 4′ wide and 5’2″ high … chamber is 21′ long by 7′ wide by 5’3″ high.  Location: 41 27’14.8″N 73 43’24.1″W

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