Best Old House Neighborhoods Nomination Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity that fits Newburgh perfectly! This Old House magazine and are seeking nominations for the 6th annual “Best Old House Neighborhoods” feature. According to This Old House Associate Editor, Keith Pandolfi,”The point of this contest is—as it has always been—to familiarize TOH readers with outstanding, sometimes overlooked neighborhoods or towns that have exceptional older houses, and residents working hard to both restore them, and maintain them-for future generations.” TOH is looking for 64 (one in each state, one in Puerto Rico, and one in each of Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories) to add to its list of Best Old House Neighborhoods.

“As always,” says Pandolfi, “we’re especially interested in overlooked places known for affordable houses that are heavy on architectural details.”

To suggest a historic district, town or city, please send the following information to The deadline is Friday, October 19th. Link

Be sure to include:

  • The name of the neighborhood, town or district you wish to nominate
  • A brief history of the area
  • A brief description of the types of houses available, including architectural styles, the period in which they were built; and the average price range.
  • A short paragraph on why you think the area deserves to be included on the list.
  • At least five high-resolution digital photographs (300 DPI, at about 8.5 by 6.5) of houses, streetscapes and, if possible, neighborhood events.


2 Comment

  • What great restoration work you’re doing in Newburgh. Other Towns and Cities should follow your lead.

  • I would love to put together an application for Newburgh but I don’t have enough time before the deadline. I’d be happy to help if someone wants to take it on. I have old Candlelight Tour booklets, old walking tour maps and other resources that would provide a lot of the data needed. Someone would just need to put it into paragraph form.