Briarcliff Lodge/King's College
Briarcliff Lodge was located atop a hill in Briarcliff Manor, New York. The sprawling Tudor-style main building was built in 1902 by Walter Law as a summer resort hotel. In later years became the campus of the King's College. After being abandoned in 1994, the campus sat vacant for many years. The land was eventually sold to a developer who planned to build an assisted-living community on the site.
On the morning of September 21, 2003, a fire destroyed the main building. Almost 150 firefighters battled the fire Saturday morning. The town's main water tower, which contains radio antennas for emergency services, was also at risk from the fire.
For an extremely well-researched look at the history of King's College and Briarcliff Lodge, and even more photos, visit Robert Yasinsac's page.