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  1. hardwood715

    hardwood715 Feeling the Heat

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    Restaurant to close for a few days due to fire

    KINGSTON - The Steel House Restaurant on the Rondout will be closed until Wednesday following a chimney fire Saturday afternoon.


    The Kingston Fire Department reported to a chimney fire at the restaurant, 100 Rondout Landing, at 12:55 p.m., Deputy Chief Loren Wangstad said.


    The fire, he said, started in the chimney of the wood stove used to make pizza.


    "The fire was up in between the roofing material and the slate roof," Wangstad said.


    It took the fire department about an hour to get the flames under control, he said. Most of the smoke and water damage is concentrated at the base and chimney of the wood stove and on the second-floor mezzanine bar area, Wangstad said.


    "It's a really open place," he said of the dining area, which has a high ceiling extending several stories. "It was really hard to get up to the roof area to get to the fire."


    Firefighters had to use ladders to hoist themselves to the fire's level, he said.


    There were no injuries reported. The Kingston City Police, Mobile Life ambulance services and Ulster County Department of Health were also on the scene.


    A call to the restaurant was unanswered, but the message said the restaurant would be closed until Wednesday.

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  2. JimWalshin845

    JimWalshin845 New Member

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    That is a very historic area. Many of the building go back to late 17-1800s. The Rondout had a canal attached to it, bricks brought down from Penn. and shipped down the Hudson River to NYC. Great little museum too, deals with river transportation on the Hudson prior to steam engines. Ice farming was huge there, giant ice houses to support NYC. Incredible how they farmed ice on the Hudson and stored it through the summer months.
  3. stonehouse

    stonehouse New Member

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    They did a fantastic restoration job on the steel house. Really Beautiful. I hate the Place though. Really expensive and not that great. This was pretty soon after it opened though. I think some nights there's a cover charge. Lame.
    The first house I restored nearly overlooked the Rondout. 1890 victorian. It was on the wrong side of the street. Kingston is quickly turning into a ghetto. Three houses away a dude beat his crackho girlfriend to death with his bare hands. I sold shortly after that.
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