Before and After: 246 Liberty Street

246 Liberty St. Before. 01. street view. copy

Here is another amazing before and after post courtesy of architect, Mr. Drew Kartiganer. He describes the home as  having a French Mansard roof and a classic Beaux Arts plan that was probably designed by Calvert Vaux.  It is 3,200 sq ft with an addition in the rear. As you will be able to see in the photo above and many others this building probably had a date with a wrecking ball. The entire interior and exterior was decomposing and again, Mr. Kartiganer shared many before, during and after photos.

246 Liberty St. Before. 03. street view. rear catherine st copy 2

246 Before 1

246 Liberty St. before. 14. Interior. 2nd flr window & room copy

246 Before 2

Mr. Kartiganer and his team paid close attention to detail as they began to work on the roof and exterior. The roof had to be rebuilt and the slate shingles were restored with real slate that was cut in a hexagonal shape to replicate the original historic roof.

246 Liberty St. Construction. 04. detail. roof rebuild copy

246 Liberty St. Construction. 09. detail. roof rebuild copy

246 Liberty St. Construction. 14. detail. slate roof rebuild copy

246 Before 3

246 Liberty St. AFter. 03. detail. liberty st image copy

The after result is simply breathtaking! Everything was completed back in 2001/2002. Drew says that they stripped the paint, removed asbestos and salvaged the only wood left which was the fascia details. He also said it was hard work to restore these homes but he would love to do another. This home is now a two family building. Much better than a 6 family home that many mansions turn into.

246 Liberty St. AFter. 05. detail. liberty st image copy

246 Liberty 4

246 Before 5

246 Liberty St-1. After. 11. Interior. 3rd flr window w me copy

And here is Drew Kartiganer, sitting inside one of the units, probably ecstatic to have completed the rehabilitation of another Newburgh home that would’ve otherwise been destroyed. Thanks Drew for sharing!

246 Liberty St. Before. 02. street view. w 238 & 240 copy

And as a teaser for our next Before and After post also courtesy of Drew Kartiganer, you can see 246 Liberty to the left, and the next post will include a before and after of 238-240 Liberty Street. Fixing these homes has immensely helped the stabilization of Liberty Street. If you are interested, the middle property is for sale, and there are hundreds of other homes like these in Newburgh that can be saved.

If you have your own before and after photos to share of your home exterior or interior and would like to share it on Newburgh Restoration, please email me.

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