Habitat for Humanity did not really have any great information on the restoration of these two houses. What they did mention, and what is obvious is that the rehabilitation of homes changes the feeling of an entire block, and it inspires neighbors to work on their own homes and thus begins the transformation of a neighborhood (baby steps). I think these two are historically accurate in comparison to some other projects that have taken away from the homes exterior architecture. Great job.
For information on volunteering with Habitat for Humanity on projects restoring homes such as these in Newburgh click here.
The founder of Habitat for Humanity, Millard Fuller, passed away last week on February 3rd, at the age of 74. Click here to see his obituary in the Herald Tribune.