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Saugerties, New York

Opus 40

One man's six-acre monument to the quarryman 

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To create a monument to the men who worked in the quarries, Harvey Fite began a 40 year project called "Opus 40." Alone and using only traditional tools, Harvey worked from 1938 to 1972 on this "Opus". The sprawling sculpture of ramps, terraces, and bridges of dry fit blue stone is a wonder which envelops the viewer.

Know Before You Go

50 Fite Road, Saugerties NY 12477
General:Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) to Exit 20 (Saugerties) and follow the instructions from Saugerties. See Google map or directionsx from Woodstock and from Kingston are also included below.
From the NYS Thruway at Saugerties exit 20 get on Route 212 west towards Woodstock.
From the light at the Hess gas station, go 1.6 miles to a fork in the road. Turn LEFT onto Fishcreek Road.
Go 2.4 miles to a stop sign. Turn RIGHT onto Highwoods Road.
Go 0.5 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Fite Road.
Go 0.2 miles to the entrance of OPUS 40. From Woodstock drive on Route 212 east towards Saugerties.
At the intersection of Route 212 and Glasco Turnpike you will see an OPUS 40 sign. Turn RIGHT onto Glasco Turnpike.
Go 2.1 miles to the fork in the road. Turn LEFT onto Highwoods Road.
Go 0.1 mile. Turn LEFT onto Fite Road.
Go 0.2 miles to the entrance of OPUS 40.

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