David Crawford House

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David Crawford House
David Crawford House.jpg
The house in 2007
Location 189 Montgomery St.
Newburgh, NY
Coordinates 41°30′32″N 74°00′29″W / 41.50889°N 74.00806°W / 41.50889; -74.00806Coordinates: 41°30′32″N 74°00′29″W / 41.50889°N 74.00806°W / 41.50889; -74.00806
Built 1834
Architectural style Neoclassical
Governing body Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Hudson Highlands
Part of Montgomery-Grand-Liberty Streets Historic District (#73001246)
NRHP Reference # 72000899
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 27, 1972[1]
Designated CP July 16, 1973

The David Crawford House is located on Montgomery Street in Newburgh, New York, USA. It is a neoclassical mansion built by Crawford, who had made his fortune in Hudson River shipping, in 1834.

In 1958, Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Hudson Highlands purchased the house to prevent its demolition for a planned parking lot. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and became a contributing property when the Montgomery-Grand-Liberty Streets Historic District was established the following year. Today it is the headquarters of the society, which operates it as a museum open to the public on Sundays and for special events. It has a collection of historical artifacts, particularly boat prints and models related to Crawford's business in an exhibit on his life. The David Crawford house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 27, 1972.[1]

The historical society obtained a grant from the state in 2007 to repair the roof, chimneys, gutters, and facade. It is currently trying to raise the matching funds.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Murphy, Doyle (May 29, 2009). "Larkin notes need for money to repair Crawford House". Times-Herald Record (Ottaway Community Newspapers). Retrieved May 29, 2009. 

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