Original Lillian’s Family Diner Façade Revealed

Visconti Diner Newburgh NY

A tipster sent in these images of the original façade of the old Lillian’s Family Diner, located at the corner of S. Robinson and Dickson Street that was recently revealed. It is pretty impressive to see that this existed underneath all that brick work, and that all the ornamental (steel?) is still intact. The tipster said the owner is planning to restore, and I certainly hope so. City records say the property was built c. 1940. It’s wonderful to see the progression of development in the city through its architecture.

The future of this property could surely help improve Newburgh’s image, as it is located on one of the gateway entry streets into the city.

Does anyone know for sure what the plans are? A new restaurant perhaps? For more details, see this post on Facebook.

Visconti Diner Newburgh

Some before pictures below from Google and city records.


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6 Comment

  • Line up a few airstreams along that lot and you could have a very cool retro diner/motel going on! 🙂

  • This is now the offices of Visconti Limosines, Not the name of the Diner when it was a diner. If Visconti’s does restore it would probably only be the exterior. Which would still be great to have.

  • I stopped the other day and took a full angle shot and posted it on “Remembering Newburgh.” I spoke to a worker on site and he said the owner was looking to sell. I hope someone buys it, restores it, and doesn’t move it.

  • I SOOOOO WISH THEY WOULD RE-OPEN FOR THE BEST BREAKFAST AND LUNCHES!!! Nothing more awesome then an old art deco diner for nostalgia!!

  • “I just don’t dig on swine, that’s all.”
    “Yeah, but bacon taste good. Pork chops taste good.”
    Classic diner scene…

  • I was going to say the building is currently being used as office space. But someone beat me to it. Its amazing what the building looks like once the bricks were taken off.