Historic Newburgh NY

With Liz McEnaney and Naomi Hersson-Ringskog

[Virtual Tour] In 1952, Newburgh, NY – a city overlooking the Hudson River about 60 miles north of New York City – was named Look magazine’s “All American City”. The city is home to the nation’s first publicly owned historic site, Washington’s Headquarters. It is the birthplace of the father of American landscape architecture, Alexander Jackson Downing, who collaborated with architects Alexander Jackson Davis and Frederick Clarke Withers on several houses in the city. It is the home of Downing Park, the last collaborative effort between Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted. But by the 1980s factories closed, the completion of new highways diverted traffic from the downtown, and urban renewal destroyed nearly 1,300 buildings. Today, however, there is new investment and energy coming to this post-industrial city. Join preservationist Liz McEnaney and planner Naomi Hersson-Ringskog on a virtual tour of Newburgh that will look at the city — past and present.

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Thursday, September 15
6:00 PM

Virtual Tour

Member: $15
Non-member: $25

Buildings along Broadway in Newburgh, New York. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Alexius Horatius. Modifications: photo cropped.