We regret to inform the Hudson River Heritage community of the passing of our fellow board member and giant in the world of historic preservation, R. Michael Brown. Michael is survived by his partner Stephen Frost. A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 16th at the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck.
Michael’s contributions to the preservation of historic landmarks in New York City include the interiors of both Radio City Music Hall and Grand Central Terminal. His obituary in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/27/nyregion/r-michael-brown-defender-of-notable-new-york-city-interiors-dies-at-78.html?emc=eta1) details these and other accomplishments. Locally, Michael served on the Hamlets Committee of the Red Hook Planning Board, the St. Margaret’s Committee, and on the Board of Directors of Hudson River Heritage for the past year. His passing is a great loss to our community.