This foreclosed house is rough. The holes in the wall appear to be from someone robbing all of the copper piping. It needs all new windows, kitchens, and bathrooms. Yes, the price is low. However, you will have a very hard time finding a bank willing to finance a home like this, which means you will need cash. Financing and the condition aside, the location is spot-on when the Liberty Street School development has finished. And if you are feeling neighborly, become part of the Newburgh Heights Association.
12 Liberty Street WH Newburgh NY (Desiree Beecham, River Realty Services) Asking Price: $45,000 Year Built: 1888 Size: 1,744 sq ft Neighborhood: Liberty Street/WH Taxes: $3,618 Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map
Weigant’s Tavern is one of those special buildings in Newburgh surrounded by history, mystery, and neglect. It might look like scrap wood to you, but this building is special with Weigant Family connections to the Revolutionary War. According to local historian Mary McTamaney, the original tavern was located at the north side of Broad Street just east of Liberty. The building was most likely moved during the 1930’s, and it is unlikely any of the original 18th-century building parts remain.
However, as Orange County Historian Johanna Yaun stated,”The structure was moved and repaired so we’ll never know how much of the configuration is original. But the care given to moving the structure in the 1930’s illustrates a chapter of Colonial Revivalism in the early 20th century. I think this story, especially in a city so rich with Revolutionary War connections, is important to remember. We weren’t only the place where Washington headquartered, we are also the place that pioneered the historic preservation of sites associated with the founding era. The tavern reminds us that if not for the local militias and committees of safety (the men who rose up from the community to take a stand against the monarchy), Washington’s army would not have come into existence. We can’t explain the success of the Army without telling the story of what happened in the colony’s taverns.”
It is exciting to learn that Thomas Burr Dodd of RipRap LLC will oversee the rehabilitation of Weigant’s Tavern (also spelled Weigand and Weygant). The interior condition is much worse than anything that you can imagine just by judging from the outside. There isn’t one right angle in this entire building. The floors are warped, the walls are disintegrating and everything else is collapsing. It is little wonder it hasn’t imploded. Where does one even begin on a project like this? In the first few minutes of talking to Dodd, you realize he has a passion for history and old buildings. He has tentative plans to create an office here, but would also consider other possibilities like renting out to a tenant who wants to restore the original tavern use.
The abandonment that plagued this corner of the Old Town Cemetery made it an incredibly frightful place. Hopefully, the development of Weigant’s Tavern will be one more building block to the revitalization of northern Liberty.
*Please note, there are no tours of the tavern and you should not try to gain entry. For now, enjoy these photos of the current condition.
Someone is betting there are high-end buyers looking for well finished renovated homes in the City of Newburgh with this makeover. This home is massive, and according to the listing it is just 1 family. Check out Google maps to see what this house looked like before. It was blue with trees so tall you couldn’t see the house. Now, the entire home has been completely renovated with plenty of original historical details still in place. Make sure to click through to the link to see all of the interior photographs.
403 Grand Street Newburgh NY (Desiree Osorio, Legacy land & Homes) Asking Price: $479,900 Year Built: 1890 Size: 3,732 sq ft Neighborhood: MGL Taxes: $13,990 Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map
Back in 2014 this property was on the market. At that time the house was a complete mess with major issues. Fast forward a little over two years and the house has undergone a complete transformation. This is a very handsome home, with many original details – wide planks floors, ornate built-ins, plaster moldings, and marble fireplaces. The location can not be beat in Newburgh, right next door to Washington’s HQ and right around the corner is Liberty Street and its burgeoning business scene. This is a 3 family property. Make sure to click on the link to see more photos.
4 Grand St Newburgh NY (Rosemary Lee, Apple2Orange Realty) Asking Price: $459,000 Year Built: 1870 Size: 2,460 sq ft Neighborhood: Liberty Street, Washington’s HQ Taxes: $11,638 Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map
Here is a cozy home with a cottage feel in Colonial Terraces, a neighborhood 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. You can see historic photos of the construction phase here.
14 Norton Street Newburgh NY (Jeanette Santory) Asking Price: $94,900 Year Built: 1918 Size: 1,056 sq ft Neighborhood: Colonial Terraces Taxes: $3,638 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
There are two 91 Liberty Streets. This property is 91 Liberty Street WH – WH standing for Washington Heights. It is located at the very end of Liberty Street near the bluff. It’s being listed as move in ready, so long weekends doing renovations shouldn’t be in your future. More details here:
In the desirable Heights section of Newburgh. Lovely Bowfront 1890’s all brick and stone single family with garage/carriage house. The very best of the old blends with the new in this generously sized three bedroom, 1.5 bath detached home! Outside, the spacious, breezy, front sitting porch features brand new hardwood decking, rebuilt stairs, and new roofing front and back. Inside, find lovingly preserved Mahogany woodwork and refinished oak floors throughout. The gracious foyer spills into a large living room that flows into a separate, spacious dining room featuring original stained glass, and all windows in the home are master-restored originals with new storms. There’s a delightfully fresh newly-redone eat-in kitchen with butcher block countertops, new high-end stainless steel appliances, an on-trend enamel white Kohler sink and fixtures, and a separate storage pantry! In the basement you’ll find a new Maytag w/d set, a brand-new, high efficiency European boiler, and electric service, new panel, with wiring all updated in 2016.* The upstairs tiled full bath has pristine new fixtures. On the main floor there’s a convenient newly created half bath with exposed brick. It’s all here, the off street parking, large private fenced-in backyard, a full-height, full-length basement ready for finishing, and a 20×15 stone and brick carriage house with 4 windows (potential shop, office, studio, or tiny house!) Don’t let this one get away! The non sexy work is done, so you get to design and decorate! *all plumbing and electrical by licensed, local contractors.
91 Liberty St WH Newburgh NY (Stacey Laskin) Asking Price: $285,000 Year Built: 1890 Size: 1,822 sq ft Neighborhood: The Heights Taxes: $6,000 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