The Foundry Montessori School

The Foundry Montessori School

Phase One: The Old VFW

The old VFW Hall is an extensive renovation of a 3,860 sq. ft. former VFW Post. The original concrete block structure was built in 1955 and had three previous additions. The original block shell was retained while the wood additions were removed, and a secondary block façade was constructed to match the main 1955 façade. New concrete walls form an outdoor courtyard. The interior space includes new bathrooms, a catering kitchen, office space, a large hall with a stage, and a smaller hall with a kitchenette. The Old VFW is used for public forums, a community center, the winter home for the Cold Spring Film Society, and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's pre-season rehearsal space.

Phase Two: The Foundry Montessori School

Conversion of the Old VFW into the Foundry Montessori School. Sigler Henderson Studio helped obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic District Review Board and an interpretation from the Zoning Board of Appeals for the new use of the building. The flexible spaces created in the prior renovation were easily transformed into open classrooms for exploration and learning.


Photographs: Quinn Chandler & Amy Kubik