The completion of the rehab of the Westshore Train Station is just about finished. I have been interested in this building since it was a shell with no roof, so it was really exciting to take a tour of the nearly completed space. (Click here for gallery of photos before the station was restored). In just a few weeks the Railroad Playhouse (open house will be Nov 20 & 21) and the Pizza Shop (opening mid-December) will be open and you will be able to see for yourself how amazing the transformation is. Click here for grand opening pictures.
The story of the Westshore Train Station is a common story in Newburgh. This post shows the potential of all the treasures Newburgh holds. It could be as simple as restoring a small cottage, restoring the Liberty Street School, or the City Club. Each building has history and, the more buildings that are saved, the closer Newburgh comes to its renaissance. Hopefully others will be inspired to join in.
**Oh and an update about parking (a question many of you have had), 60 parking spaces have been painted on Water Street right in front of the train station. Click here to receive email updates from Newburgh Restoration. Click here to follow us on Facebook.
The Pizza Shop’s counter space looking into the kitchen
Old Newburgh and Westshore Train Station photos for the walls
Entrance into the Pizza Shop seating area
WiFi area for laptops and workspace
Exterior view of outside terrace
View of SUNY Orange Community College directly in front of the station. The Pizza Shop is meant to be a more affordable venue to attract a diverse range of people
Double doorway on the right for entrance into the Railroad Playhouse. The middle doorway leads to the second level below the station.
The Railroad Playhouse. It is painted in black so that it can be a versatile venue that can change with each performance. It’s gorgeous!
The train station has about 4 floors, 2 of which are underground and connect to a tunnel. In the future there might be a possible use for these spaces. Only time will tell!
Wow, it’s beautiful. Can’t wait for the performances
The place looks great!! It should be fun to have this beauty back in action… and with a theater!!
they did a really great job inside. I hope you both get to see soon too!
I pass it almost every weekend. since i was a little kid i wanted to live there.
Newburgh has a lot of old buildings that could be used as cool rehabbed living spaces. I for one wanted to live in the Firehouse that’s now being rehabbed.
I heard it has really bad structural problems, eg- the crack running up the front of it.
supposedly that has been fixed by the construction manager on the site. He used Heli Ties. Check it out here if you’ve never seen my post on it.
I remember going there back in the early 50’s with my grandfather. It looks nothing like I remember.
I wonder where does the underground tunnel lead too?
I think it just goes to a storage room under the train tracks. But who knows what it was used for 100+ yrs ago.
Spooky knowing there are underground tunnels in Newburgh.
I wanted to venture down there, but it was scary looking and dark! Maybe another time! The lower levels would make a cool lounge someday!
This should be a featured project in Preservation Magazine. I can’t wait to check it out, especially remembering it as a “roofless ruin”!
So happy to see this come back to life.
NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO IT’S STILL NEWBURGH…UGH!!!