Colonial Terraces is a neighborhood in the City of Newburgh that was built in 1917 to house workers of the Newburgh ship yards during Word War I. It was constructed during the winter from October to April at the height of the Spanish Flu epidemic. If you check the local newspapers of the time, you will notice the long lists of flu related deaths. Still, they managed to build Colonial Terraces in a 6 month time frame!
This area is different from the rest of the City in the fact that this area was created to be residential and separate from commercial parts of the City. This was something that was done to imitate the Garden Movement that was happening in England. As one resident described Colonial Terraces, “it’s got a small town vibe going. We have a nickname as the “Garden Spot” of Newburgh. There are a lot of owners who do have nice gardens and we have some green spaces in the neighborhood.”
Today, there are a few homes on the market in Colonial Terraces. Neighbors do not want to lose the community that they have worked hard to develop and are eager to find new neighbors. As one person said, “What makes our neighborhood special is that some of the owners have been here for 30, 40, 50 or more years. Some neighbors grew up in the neighborhood and live down the street from parents or, now own and live in their childhood homes.” Check out three residences that are for sale with a short critique and helpful hints on the properties from a CT resident.
This house probably needs major updates like: kitchen, bath, furnace, electrical, etc. But it also probably has lots of original details inside, as the outside still maintains them. The listing photos do not do it any justice and there are no interior shots. It does have off the street parking and a garage at the rear of the property. This is one of four of this style of home in the neighborhood. The neighbors in the attached home next door are fantastic people as are the neighbors on the other side (young families).
This property has off the street parking but no garage but, one could be built as there is space in the rear. There aren’t too many outside original details remaining but, it still is one of the CT houses that has a great layout inside. It does need some landscaping and it has a good sized deep lot. Definitely a house with potential. The interesting thing about this property is that when CT was planned out there were supposed to be row houses built behind this property; like garden apartment type style. When WWI ended the funding for further building was cut off and that part of the project never was built. The undeveloped property was divided up and assigned to all the homes along it which gives it ample room to put a garage in the back like a few other neighbors have done.
Nicely remodeled about 10 yrs ago and maintained inside and out. This is an estate sale. This is a great house for a couple. There is no off street parking. It looks out over Clinton Square Park onto Fullerton Ave. Check out the following link to see more examples of Newburgh Real Estate.