Skip to main content

Where was Gumbo #18 - Olana, Hudson NY

We have gotten to Tuesday and no one has guessed Where Gumbo went this week. So here is the answer:


Gumbo traveled to the New York state town of Hudson, where Frederic Church built a house over looking the Hudson River so that he could paint. The name of the estate is Olana (Find out more HERE). Church was one of the best painters in the Hudson River School. Church was inspired to design the house in a Persian style after returning from a trip to Europe and the Middle East during the late 1860’s.  He worked with architect Richard Morris Hunt and Calvert Vaux on designing and building Olana.










Olana is still there and it is worth being part of a long weekend in the Hudson Valley especially during the Fall leaf season.



Images (6)
  • IMG_0113: Front entrance of Olana
  • IMG_0118: Olana across the lawn
  • IMG_0119: View down the Hudson river
  • IMG_0120: The bridge to Catskill
  • IMG_0126: Second floor window
  • IMG_0127: These are actually the rear windows of the house

Add Comment

Comments (3)

Newest · Oldest · Popular
Link copied to your clipboard.