This row home on Grand Street has all kinds of lovely details that are decaying by the minute from lack of maintenance. According to a source it’s probably a total shell, but wasn’t 7 years ago. After going through Orange County Property Tax Records, it looks like Lemuel Benitez owns the property. He still lives in Newburgh too. The property was bought for $43,000 on 8/1/2003 and even sold for $1 back in 2000. The for sale sign has a phone number, which unfortunately we didn’t get. If any body passes by, please leave a comment with the phone #. This really could be such a gorgeous home, and this section of Grand Street (map) could certainly use the love. Check out this restoration of a home exterior similar in style.
Newburgh is New York State’s second largest historic district after NYC. Newburgh literally has hundreds of dilapidated and abandoned buildings just begging for someone to come scoop them up and restore them. I’ll continue to post my own photos, but if you have a particular building you would like to see saved, email me the photo of any building you appreciate that you would like to see rescued!
Photo ©Catherine Mouttet
Here is the Zillow listing for the house that is now outdated. It looks like they are trying to sell it themselves now.