The auction for the Chapman Steamer Firehouse was this past Tuesday, and it sold! An insider said that the auction was held in an awkward hallway inside the courthouse in Goshen. Guess how much the firehouse sold for? The insider says it was hard to hear with all the chaos of people bidding and other people walking through the hallway, but they heard $115,000. And don’t forget, the new owner will have to pay a couple thousand dollars of back taxes. Rumor has it that this might end up being some kind of post production studio, not the artist loft so many hoped for, but we are pretty sure people will take a post production studio just the same.
Many people are saddened that the Chapman Steamer Collective did not get to execute their vision. They have left their mark on Newburgh and for that we all thank you.