The Walters Buy Solway House!
The Walters Buy Solway House!Jack and Martha Walter bought Solway House, a bungalow in Saugerties, NY in 1963. The bungalow would be used by the family until the early 2000s, when it was sold to a group of Orthodox Jews from Russia.
By Elizabeth Lewis
Susan SorkennI believe my family spent a couple of weeks at Solway House over a few years about 1950. I have wonderful memories of carefree days, pinball machines, family meals, and a pine “forest.” We stayed in the main house and met the same families each year. I remember the Bensons and the Traum families. Happy are Artie Traum went on to become well-known folk guitarists.
Sue GeierSolway House was a small resort with many cottages , a swimming pool, a recreation hall, a dining hall, etc. My grandmother Elisabeth Eisen and grandfather Bill Eisen began and grew it, and sold it to Jack and Martha Walter in 1963.
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Susan SorkennThe sale took place many years after we were last there. It was a wonderful summer respite from NYC streets. I was married in 1962.
N AndersonMy family spent several happy summers at Solway House when it was owned by Elizabeth + Bill Eisen. I was just reminded of Solway House with the NY Historical Society exhibit about AUGUSTA SAVAGE, an African-American sculptor who's work was exhibited at the 1939 World's Fair. Does anyone know how she came to work at Solway House?