Real Estate: 158 Montgomery Street $420,000

158 Montgomery St Newburgh NY

Another Libby Lyon/Tom Porfidio house has come on the market. This house is currently known as the Stocksbridge Ramsdell House Bed & Breakfast. This home was among 5 (another report says 7) homes saved by Libby Lyon, Newburgh’s own Jane Jacobs. She bought them for $1,000 each to save them from the urban renewal that had leveled the waterfront. Two of the houses were later bought and restored by Tom Porfidio who gave a wonderful account of the early Newburgh restoration days. When Tom purchased 158 it was a complete hollow shell that took 3 years to complete.

Now it is time for the next generation to continue Libby and Tom’s legacy. There is likely plenty of work left to do. You can read all about the history of this home by reading this post: Before and After: 158 Montgomery and Newburgh’s First Urban Pioneers

158 Montgomery St Newburgy NY (Dennis Barr)
Asking Price: $420,000
Year Built: 1870-90
Size: 4,730 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
Taxes: $26,000
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
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Tom and his German Shepherd he needed to chase away vandals



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