A Former Church/D&H Canal Museum in High Falls: $499K

  |  April 13, 2024

Fix-it-Up Friday came and went—and Upstater is featuring the former home of the D&H Canal Museum, which is on the market in High Falls for a diligent and lucky buyer.

The building was a church before its iteration as the museum that documented the life and times of the D&H Canal. It’s difficult to imagine nowadays that anthracite coal and other supplies were hauled with shallow-keeled canal boats that were literally tugged by mules along towpaths adjoining the canals. Yet that was state-of-the-art back in the 1800s. After many successful years as the headquarters of the D&H Canal Historical Society, this property was put on the market in June 2022, when the museum and historical society moved to the former DePuy Tavern around the corner—a building that had a documented history with “canawlers.” Gutted on the inside, this vacant former church/D&H Canal Museum in High Falls has a New England vibe thanks to its cedar-shake exterior.

A clean slate it is. Check out Architectural Digest’s take on potential renovations.

Yes, the floor is missing in spots.

There’s an upstairs, and a downstairs.

Of course, a former church will have a cathedral ceiling.

Stained glass also seems to be a requisite.

Modern touches appear on the upper floor, which can convert to a 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom apartment.

It’s got an elevated outdoor deck, too.

The entire building measures more than 4,500 square feet inside. It’s convenient to Ollie’s in High Falls for pizza, and the Ashokan Reservoir for a good stretch of the legs along with jaw-dropping views.

If this former church/D&H Canal Museum in High Falls has your jaw dropping, too, find out more about 23 Mohonk Road, High Falls, from Amy Levine with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.

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