Real Estate: 120 1st Street (Quality Row) $159,000

120 1st Street Newburgh NY

I am very excited to see this house on the market. This house is a Quality Row house, 1 of 5 homes in between Liberty and Grand Street on the north side. Cut up into 4 apartments, this house has taken the longest to receive any restoration work like the neighboring houses have. Looking at an original photo you can see that the top floor is an extension. Interior listing photos reveal that a lot of details have been removed, but still, many remain. Being that this is a side lot you get a carriage house (that had major structural work done recently) and a garage, as well as a 2-level porch. If you are a history buff and preservationist, this is a wonderful block to consider restoring a home, as all the other homes on this side of the street are owner occupied and are well-maintained. Dutch artist, Paulien Lethen, just moved here. I’ve heard she has some exciting plans. To see inside the other Quality Row homes, click on the neighborhood tab, Quality Row.

In 1883 Thomas Edison stayed in one of these homes as a guest while establishing the Edison Illuminating Company.  And, according to Newburgh: Her Institutions, Industries and Leading Citizens, this is how Quality Row got its name:

At the time of their erection these house were considered much above the average in cost and elegance, and for this reason, combined with the high social standing of the original occupants, the buildings were known throughout the village as “Quality Row,” a designation which still lingers among our old families.”

120 1st Street at far left

120 1st St Newburgh NY (Sierra Properties)
Asking Price: $159,000
Year Built: 1836
Size: 4,992 sq ft
Taxes:  $9,190
Neighborhood: Quality Row
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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