Main & Market

Vintage POKClick here to visit Main & Market for the sights and sounds of historic Poughkeepsie.  This page is a digital project of the Library District’s Local History Room and is a work in progress.  We have digitized almost 1,000 (and growing) images from our archives.  While most of the images are of Poughkeepsie, there are several from communities throughout the Hudson Valley.

This is primarily a browsing collection.  However, it is searchable by keyword.  If you are looking for images of Hooker Avenue, just type hooker in the search box and you will see what we have up on the site.

The images, locations, and data provided in Main & Market come from the various user and staff finding aids developed over the years.  If you spot an erroneous location or description of a neighborhood, person, or building, please let us know by calling the Local History Room at (845) 485-3445 x 3350.

We hope to add audio and video files of oral histories on a range of topics.  If you are interested in participating in the oral history project, please contact Local History Room Librarian Kira Thompson at (845) 485-3445 x 3350.  Let us know if you have some images which you would like to share with us (and the rest of the world!).