Monthly Archives: January 2011

The sale of the old Beacon High School (Beacon Studios)

On Jan 15, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported on the recent sale of the old Beacon High School known in recent years as Beacon Studios.  The new owners of the building are Ethan Cohen and Zhu Ceng, and it’s reported that the building will be called MOCA Beacon – perhaps the one name that might be more generic than Beacon Studios.

There is some discussion about the sale on the Beacon Citizen Network

For some background on the recent history of the old high school and the trials and tribulations of the Beacon Cultural Foundation which purchased the building in 2003 for $4.25M making precipitating the occupation of the space by artists and a handful of non profits and small businesses, try searching through the archives of the Beacon Dispatch and