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Dunraven

Middletown Town, Delaware County, NY

In 1898 Dunraven was a post station on the Plattekill. In the days when the country was new, and lumbering and tanning were prominent industries, it contained a grist mill and a tannery. The first of many Middletown tanneries was built here early in the (19th) century. A primitive feature of the tannery was that the vats for tanning the skins were made by digging holes in the earth and pounding in a lining of blue clay. In 1898 there were at Dunraven a mill and lumber yard owned by Olney Smith. [1]

  1. Murray, David, LL.D. (ed.), Delaware County New York, History of the Century: 1797-1897, William Clark Publisher, Delhi NY, 1898.

Street Names
Ben Meeker Road • Route 28