Newburgh Heritage Collection

Old Courthouse, First Floor
123 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY 12550

Mary McTamaney - (845) 569-8090 -

Newburgh Heritage Collection


The Newburgh Heritage Collection brings together views and descriptions of this city founded in 1709 and chronicled through three centuries. Images were captured by civil servants and by involved citizens who aimed to leave a legacy for future generations. Newburgh tightly filled a four-square-mile hillside overlooking the Hudson River with a streetscape that reflected each architectural era in the American stylebook until it embarked on a massive urban renewal program in the 1960s that demolished over 1,300 buildings. Photographs and descriptions of early Newburgh reveal a robust industrial community that went through the changes emblematic of American small cities.

Newburgh Heritage Collection is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.


Newburgh 1916 Assessment Photographs

Photographs from the City of Newburgh's 1916 property assessment.

Newburgh Municipal Records

This collection contains municipal records from Newburgh, New York dating from the late 18th century through the early 20th century.

Newburgh Organizational Records

This collection contains late 18th century Fire Company records and 19th century Church records from Newburgh, NY.

62-64 South Street, Newburgh, NY

A selection of photographs from theĀ appraisal inventory that was made between 1958 and 1966 to document the streets and structures that were being slated for removal under Newburgh's Urban Renewal program.

Personal War Sketches of the Members of Ellis Post No. 52 of Newburgh, NY

Commemorative ledger containing personal records, recollections, and cemetery records of local soldiers who served in the Ellis Post 52 during the Civil War.