Sitting at the corner of 9W and Balmville Road sits the ruins of the Balmville School in the Town of Newburgh, erected in 1897. In 2007 a news article it was announced that the building would be demolished. That obviously hasn’t happened and there is a Facebook group dedicated to saving the building. There is no recent news of any demolition or rehabilitation efforts. It would be a terrible shame to see it torn down. If you wish to learn more about the history of the old Balmville School, click here and skip to chapter 8.
This handsome brick house is one of three on Third Street that is vacant or abandoned. All of them are architecturally beautiful in their own right. However, time is not on their side. We don’t know how long they will last without some maintenance. This is a bank owned property. For detailed information on the property, check the Orange County tax records.
This is a relatively simple house in comparison to its extravagant neighbors on Grand Street. It has been vacant and neglected for a long time. The makeshift tarp roof will only hold so long. Hopefully, the current owners will let the house go and put it on the market so that someone can save it before it’s too late. For detailed information on the property, check the Orange County tax records.
The property has seriously deteriorated over time. Yet, the detailed paint job harks back to a different time. Sixty seconds after I took this photo, someone jumped out a car and ran lightning fast into the alley behind the house. My cue to go. For detailed information on the property, check the Orange County tax records.
There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 260 1stStreet Newburgh NY Google Map