Victoria Filonenko

Remembering The Westholm

  • July 23, 2019
Remembering The Westholm

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published in the July 2019 edition of A Time And A Place Magazine. Opening its doors in the late 19th century, and in operation for most of the 20th century, The Westholm Hotel definitely has earned its place in history. The Westholm Hotel was located on Main Street in Stamford, nestled among the Catskill Mountains, Lake Utsayantha, and Mt. Utsayantha, which represent part of the natural beauty of Stamford. The Westholm Hotel was one of many hotels and resorts in the area which thrived during their heyday. The Westholm...

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The Importance Of Urban Exploration Photography To Document History

  • June 30, 2019
The Importance Of Urban Exploration Photography To Document History

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on June 25, 2019. Photographer Thomas Slatin discusses the Westholm Hotel and how photographs of properties help to preserve history. A recent interview with urban exploration photographer and writer, Thomas W.P. Slatin explores the important purposeful reasons behind a genre of photography known as “urban exploration.” There is a lot involved to photograph properties, many of which have been unoccupied for years. Slatin often photographs properties that have historical significance....

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Hotel Owner Discusses Intriguing History of The Westholm Hotel

  • April 22, 2019
Hotel Owner Discusses Intriguing History of The Westholm Hotel

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on April 18, 2019. Victoria Filonenko plans to restore The Westholm Hotel to a healing center with beautiful gardens. This is a historic property in Stamford. Victoria Filonenko, owner of The Westholm Hotel, has plans of restoring the historic property to a healing center. In a recent interview, Filonenko discussed her initial interest in the property, namely the remarkable history which lead to her desire and willingness to restore it as the new owner. "I am fascinated by the beauty and the history...

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