Old Newburgh Photos: Water Street 1960’s


Snow and ice has been a common element of Newburgh life throughout the decades. This picture of Water Street in the 1960’s certainly depicts that. This area was already in decline by this time, and withing a few years would be totally decimated by urban renewal.

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  • Part of the reason Water Street was in decay in the 1960’s was because many of the homes in the area had already been demolished, and some of the businesses had started relocating to Broadway and beyond.

  • Does anyone know roughly where on Water street this area was? Was it by the Broadway and Water area or further north?

  • Why was that granite bank front demolished? I can’t recall seeing it and I grew up in newburgh! I would think they would have wanted it preserved.