Rescue Me: 98 Lander

This house is probably past a rescue. If not, somebody with some major money would have to be willing to come fix it up. The details really are great. And it’s best to take a picture before it’s gone forever. This house was interesting.

As I got out my car to take a picture, some curious neighbors wanted to know why I was photographing abandoned homes. I simply replied, “because they’re interesting.” A man then told me that this house suffered a fire 41 years ago. He remembers because he was 8, and he saw it all from the window of his house across the street which, his family has owned for over 100 years. The best part that I wish I would’ve taken a photo of – was his “I Love Newburgh” shirt. It was the perfect moment.

A small attempt was made to save this property, but fell through. There was also a carriage house out back that is also falling apart. You can see another picture of the home here (scroll down).

Newburgh is New York State’s second largest historic district after NYC. Newburgh literally has hundreds of dilapidated and abandoned buildings just begging for someone to come scoop them up and restore them. I’ll continue to post my own photos, but if you have a particular building you would like to see saved, email me the photo of any building you appreciate that you would like to see rescued!

8 Comment

  • Sorry, but this one is on the demo list for the Land Bank.

  • Sad. I guess get a good look at it now while you can.

  • Is there anything left of it inside? Too bad they couldn’t spare the Lander Street one and just remove the other less architecturally significant ones. Original Gothic Revivals like that one, harkening from Downing and Vaux days, are becoming few and far between, even in Newburgh. If I could, I’d tear my little house down and move the Lander Street one there.

  • I love this house, I think its a Downing. Do you know who owns it now?

  • The City. It was on the Auction list for a while. The whole back is gone and there was a tree growing up the center. The only thing to do is salvage what can be reused – Habitat Re-Store??

  • Oh Cher, it’s absolutely beautiful, i can’t believe it’s going to be torn down!

  • This house should definitely not be demolished by the land bank. That would be very short sighted. It is so close to St. Lukes which has been the most vibrant presence in Newburgh. Since it is a well made brick stucture it is still possible to make something great out of what is left. Look what was done with the Armory on Broadway and the Railroad Station! Stabilize this one. It is as significant as the “Club” standing in front of the LIbrary. Thanks for your site.

  • This building should definitely be saved. I remember when I was a kid and the woman who owned it,Mrs. Frankle, used to baby sit us children. It was a beautiful home. Hardwood floors throughout and beautiful banisters. Rooms were as big as a ballroom. This building should be restored. It is too beautiful to tear down.