My fiancée, Merle, and I wanted an old house and found ourselves drawn to Newburgh, N.Y., where the streets are lined with Victorian mansions. An 1887 turreted Queen Anne, encased in asphalt shingles but with its grand octagonal tower intact, stood out from the crowd. We joked that with five bedrooms, two baths, four fireplaces and about 2,200 square feet, it was big enough to ride our bikes around in. At $46,000, it seemed like an unbelievable deal. Did I mention it had been condemned?
Tiffany Window One of two known Tiffany windows at St. George's Episcopal Church, Newburgh, N.Y., a Federal-style church built from 1817-1819 https://flic.kr/p/L9tHAC Essay and Photos: http://www.mindfulwalker.com/beyond-gotham/a-newburgh-church-embodies-resilience