Real Estate: 164 Grand St – Auction

164 Grand St Newburgh NY

This home is located in a great spot in Newburgh, next to all the historical homes of Grand St. It’s up for auction due to foreclosure so there are no photos or details. But if you are interested, the auction will be held at 9am, March 27 at Orange County Government Center 255 Main St., Goshen, NY 10924.

164 Grand St Newburgh NY
Asking Price: N/A
Year Built: 1855
Size: 3,296 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
Taxes: N/A
Distance to NYC: 58.1 mi, 1 hour 9 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map

2 Comment

  • Thanks for posting – I just wanted to clarify that this house was actually built in 1885 not 1855. It was designed by Elkanah Shaw and built by his family’s business “Thomas Shaw’s Sons.”

    • I noticed in the 1891 book about Newburgh that this was listed as the home of Isaac C. Chapman (I’m guessing it was he who had the Shaws built the place) , and I found this little sketch about him.

      After a business career extending over a period of fifty-four years, Isaac C. Chapman, the veteran druggist of Newburgh, NY, has concluded to lay down his pill tile and relinquish the mortar and pestle, giving over active management of the wholesale and retail drug business established by him in his native city of Newburgh, NY away back in 1855, to younger hands. His son, John H. Chapman. who has been with his father for a number of years past, has arranged to carry on the business, and as he is well and favorable known both on the Hudson River and in the metropolis, he is certain to succeed.

      Isaac C. Chapman has had a long and honorable connection with pharmacy in the State of New York. He was active in the preliminary work of organizing the New York State Pharmaceutical Association in 1879, and is one of the original members who cooperated with the late Prof. P. W. Bedford in establishing the association on a firm foundation. In 1893 he was elected a vice-president of the New York State Pharmaceutical Association, and was re-elected in 1894.

      Mr. Chapman comes from a long line of ancestry of which he has good cause to feel proud. It extends back on the paternal line to Ralph Chapman, who emigrated to America from Southwark, Eng, in 1635. On his mother’s side, Mr. Chapman is descended from pure Holland Dutch stock, she being the daughter of Joseph Hoffman, who went to Newburgh from New York in 1793.

      Born in Newburgh in 1833, the subject of this sketch has attained the ripe age of seventy six years, and is still in the enjoyment of vigorous health. When fifteen years old, he graduated from the Newburgh Academy and soon after became an apprentice pharmacist in the service of Dr. James Syme, who at that time conducted a prosperous drug store in New York City. After a brief experience in Charleston, SC and later in New Orleans, he returned to New York in 1853, and remained two years. In 1855, he went back to his native city and, an opportunity offering, he purchased an established pharmacy and later consolidated it with another established two doors distant on Water Street. Here he has remained ever since. Mr. Chapman has held numerous positions of honor and responsibility in public life. He was for a time a director of the Warwick Valley Railroad, was elected a director of the Newburgh Savings Bank in 1862, and for a score or more years served as its secretary; was elected a director of the National Bank of Newburgh; was clerk of the Town of Newburgh; a member of the Board of Supervisors of Orange County, and served in various capacities in many organizations in which he was associated, including among others the Masonic fraternity.