A Day of Architectural History in Newburgh

For all of you architect enthusiasts, or for those of you that simply love Newburghs architecture, there is a special event for you this Saturday presented by the Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance. Spend a summer’s day in the Mid-Hudson Valley and celebrate the renowned architecture of Newburgh with a day of talks by experts in the field at significant architectural sites within the city’s East End Historic District. There will be 4 talks. You can buy tickets for each at $15, or attend all four talks for $50. Ticket prices include lunch discounts at several fine Newburgh eating establishments: Beebs, Caffé Macchiato or Torches on the Hudson with your ticket stub and the mention of Calvert Vaux. Here are the talk descriptions:

10:00am– “Newburgh’s Architectural Treasure Trove: Why Here?” will be the topic of a discussion led by Newburgh architect Peter Smith at the Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, Museum Building, corner of Liberty and Washington Streets.

1:30pm– “Calvert Vaux” will be the focus of a talk given by Francis R. Kowsky, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus and author of Country Park and City: The Architecture and Life of Calvert Vaux at the Newburgh City Club (Culbert House), 120 Grand Street.

2:30pm– “Alexander Jackson Davis” will be discussed by William Krattinger, Historic Preservation Analyst with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at the Dutch Reformed Church, 134 Grand Street.

4:30pm– “Andrew Jackson Downing of Newburgh and American Nationalism” will be the subject of a talk given by Kerry Dean Carso, Associate Professor of Art History at SUNY – New Paltz at the Courthouse/Newburgh Heritage Center, 123 Grand Street. This will be immediately followed by a Closing Reception.

For more information contact them at info@calvertvaux.org. Events like these show that Newburgh is an extraordinary city that has a vast amount of people who appreciate it’s unique and historic architecture. This shows that Newburgh needs to be restored and we need to get the attention of people interested in preserving architecture to come live in Newburgh.