Monday, February 11, 2008

Residence in Newburgh, New York

The Fullerton Mansion, located at 297 Grand Street in the city of Newburgh, New York, was built in approximately 1868 by William Hilton for the Honorable William Fullerton. The style of the house is Second Empire Italianate- also known as the General Grant style. There are more than 20 rooms including 8 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms(one of which has what some say is the first shower in Newburgh), 2 kitchens, a formal library, a large entry hall, a parlor/music room, a formal dining room and a sunroom. There are 8 working fireplaces, 3 of which are incredibly detailed. Every room on the first floor has a bay window set. The property is approximately one and a half acres and contains several notable old growth tree specimens. The original brick carriage house which fronts on Liberty Street is still in existence.

From Charles Otis, a great-grandson of Mr. Fullerton's, comes the following observation invoking the memories at the house: "They had a regular parade to bed every night at 9 o'clock, during which they took the family silver upstairs for safekeeping. My great-grandfather was known for his impersonation of Queen Victoria. He received her praises upon performing it for her one summer while writing in England."

1 comment:

Robert F. Crocker said...

Our art shanty is built, and it's survived two weeks on the ice. I'm having a really good time with this, despite the wet and cold. Here's John and Alex tracking down a suspicious creature: luxury sober living