131 Montgomery Street and The Roosevelts

Offered at $229,800

Sometimes real estate listings are old, and you never know if the house is really still for sale. But this house is of interest because it’s on the Newburgh Heritage Tour.

© City of Newburgh

The heritage tour says that this house is one of the 3 oldest left in Newburgh! According to the realtor, it was built in 1785. Pretty Awesome. And, according to the realtor, the third floor has a huge loft where President Franklin Delano Roosevelt held meetings. That would be something to further investigate but, after a little digging I found a whole load of photos of the Roosevelts in Newburgh at their estate, Algonac, including some sweet ones (even though we know how their marriage turned out in the end). Also, in the book, Newburgh: The Heart of the City, there is a photo of FDR going through Newburgh for one of his campaigns.  

Informal Shot 1905- The year they were married
(FDR Library)

6 Comment

  • Maybe we can churn some butter after your settled in- Alex C

  • I wish – Therese C

  • lol and we can heat it with all those amish space heaters i see on tv – Mike Lo

  • lol. seriously though, i want to own this house. – Therese C.

  • if we wait out side all the bars at the river and larrys and offer to wash cars…..wait…

  • Realtors are often wrong since local stories & assessment records are often wrong, especially about building dates.
    Franklin Roosevelt is not the president associated with this old house. The legend is, since its original owner Selah Reeve was a member of the Masonic order, that George Washington may have come to Masonic meetings there. Doubtful – since the house was more likely built 10-15 years after Washington left Newburgh.