This house at 279 Liberty Street is up for sale at a silent auction. Bids are due October 17th. There is actually quite a nice bit of history available about the current owner, John Galt. Mr. Galt was a very successful business man in the slate industry.
It was reported that he handled about 1/3 of the slate used in the United States, and exported to the West Indies, Australia and South America. Although real estate listings say the house was built in 1890, Newburgh: her institutions, industries and leading citizens records the house being built in 1865.
A lot of changes have happened to the home over the years. It would be a fine house for anyone looking to restore an old home.
-Old photos via Newburgh: her institutions, industries and leading citizens