Newburgh 1916 Assessment Photographs

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Newburgh 1916 Assessment Photographs
148 Broadway, Newburgh, NY - Image Source

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The City of Newburgh embarked on a new assessment of its properties in 1916 as the community was growing. This collection of old sepia photographs are all that can be found extant of what was likely a more extensive inventory. Views of the city that year capture Newburgh just before one of its biggest growth spurts during the First World War when over 3,ooo new residents arrived to work in factories and shipyards retooled for the war effort.

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