Washington Boathouse Dining Hall

Located along the Hudson River in front of what is now Marist College and Longview Park

Built on City of Poughkeepsie property in 1936 when the local Poughkeepsie Regatta Association gave the MIT boathouse to the University of Washington.  The Association built the dining hall to the south so that the boathouse could be used to lodge crews and store equipment.  When the regatta left the Hudson in 1950, the dining hall was used by local high school crews to store equipment.  On May 6, 1957, the boathouse and dining hall caught fire and despite intervention of a coast guard fire boat, they both burned to the ground.  The local high school crews lost all of their equipment stored there.  The California boathouse was also damaged by the fire.