Here’s a quaint home in Colonial Terraces that could be a nice starter home for someone that is handy. From photos it appears it needs a new bathroom and kitchen. It also looks like someone has tried installing new windows. You’ll need to do a lot of patchwork. And if we have a winter like last year, you’ll fully appreciate the driveway on the left. Colonial Terraces, a garden filled little neighborhood in Newburgh, was constructed in 1917/1918 for workers employed by the Newburgh Ship Yards, constructing ships for WWI.
22 Bush Ave Newburgh NY (E Jeffrey Dolfinger, 24/7 Realty Inc) Asking Price: $59,900 Year Built: 1918 Size: 1,053 sq ft Neighborhood: Colonial Terraces Taxes: $6,573 Distance to NYC: 58.1 mi, 1 hour 9 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map
We are back in Colonial Terraces looking at this nice side lot home that appears to be in very nice condition. Everything seems to be well maintained and it looks move in ready. You’d probably just need to make cosmetic repairs. On a sad note, this home was owned by the Newburgh resident that passed in last year’s Metro North derailment crash.
354 Third St Newburgh NY (Rita Levine Real Estate) Asking Price: $95,900 Year Built: 1915 Size: 1,120 sq ft Neighborhood: Colonial Terraces Taxes: $5,779 Distance to NYC: 58.1 mi, 1 hour 9 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map
This Before and After post is located in the Colonial Terraces Neighborhood of Newburgh. This section of the city is full of attached homes that were originally created for ship builders working on the waterfront during WWI. As you can see below the house was boarded up and unsightly. The owners have done a nice job at updating the home but keeping historical touches in place like the colored glass and built-ins. The property is available to for rent. If you are interested, there will be an open house this Saturday, June 14 from 12:00-4:00pm.
Here is a really interesting property in the favorite Colonial Terraces neighborhood. The home needs a lot of work and it is small. But, if you want to live in CT and want to renovate a home to your own taste, this might be a nice option. If any CT dwellers know more details about this home, do tell… For newbies, if you have no idea about the history of CT, check out this post that shows how the neighborhood got started as housing for WWI shipbuilders.
12 Wilson St Newburgh NY (24/7 Realty Inc.) Asking Price: $25,000 Year Built: 1921 Size: 936 Taxes: $4,931 Neighborhood: Colonial Terraces Distance to NYC: 59.9 mi, 1 hour 4 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map
Colonial Terraces in the snow. Photo by NR flickr user John Leighton.
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Colonial Terraces, a garden filled little neighborhood in Newburgh, was constructed in 1917/1918 for workers employed by the Newburgh Ship Yards, constructing ships for WWI. It is amazing to see how these homes were constructed in such a short period of time, through the dead of winter and snow, with out the heavy construction equipment we have today, or even a hard hat. These photos show how Colonial Terraces all started, before all of the mature trees and plants that exist today.
Some great details show the small cars in the streets. Obviously parking wasn’t and issue then. And the little child on the street corner. Look at the horizon and you can see the mountainous Hudson Valley landscape and other homes around the perimeter of Colonial Terraces that were already in existence. Pictures really are able to capture so much history. For more history on CT, see this link. The City of Newburgh also has a written tour of the neighborhood in a pdf file.
If you were once a CT resident and want to reminisce about the old days and share photos, you can join the CT facebook group. Thank you Colonial Terraces Neighborhood Association for the photos.