Undercliff, Home of George Pope Morris

George Pope Morris, editor of the New York Mirror, and later The Home Journal had a summer home named Undercliff on a hill just North of the Village of Cold Spring. He was considered a cultural leader of his time and he contributed greatly to the popularity of the Hudson River by publishing Hudson River School engravings, stories from the "Knickerbocker writers" and poems about the Hudson Highlands. Morris also wrote poems and is best known for the poem, "Woodsman Spare That Tree" which embodied and conservationist sentiment of his day. His elegant home was visible from the river and the steamboat guides would point it out as they traveled by Cold Spring.