I recently came across these photos taken by photographer Richard Cunningham of the deteriorating barracks of Stewart International Airport. They remind me of the abandoned Brooklyn navy yard houses. Click here to see what they looked like before. This THR article back from 2009 explained that the buildings which date back to the 1940’s were being torn down as part of a $2.5 million state grant given to New Windsor. This is what Richard had to say about the buildings:
A few of the 1950’s era military buildings at the former Stewart AFB in Newburgh, NY still remain in slow demolition. They seem to be recycling the exterior brick. Stewart was later Stewart Army Sub Post a satellite base of West point after the Air Force left in the 1960’s. A small Marine reserve air wing still is near these buildings. The Air National Guard is in a new facility on the other side of the air field which is now Stewart International Airport. These buildings where used occasionally for summer barracks for troops training west point cadets during the summer when I served at Stewart in the reserves in the 80’s. They have not been used at all since the 90’s.
Anyone else have memories of these buildings? Do you think they were so unsightly that they needed to be torn down?