Callicoon NY Historic Schoolhouse from the Early 1900s, $459K

  |  January 26, 2018
Callicoon NY Historic Schoolhouse

This Callicoon NY historic schoolhouse is a recognizable fixture in the Delaware County town, and now it’s on the market…

Back at the turn-of-the-century, this 12,000-square foot building was a place of learning. And a dress factory. And a piano repair factory. These days, it serves as a massive private residence with its own gymnasium. How befitting for a our week-long celebration of Historic properties!

What would you do with a gymnasium with 20-foot ceilings? Start at pick-up basketball league? Open your own bowling alley? Turn it into a private rollerskating rink? If those options don’t excite you, you could also make that space a studio/gallery or workspace flooded with light.

Furthermore, there’s extra working space in this live/work residence, such as an additional 60′ x 29′ room with big windows and a southern exposure, a 40′ x 22′ wood shop, and another 35′ x 22′ space also with big windows.

While the gym and workspaces are rough around the edges, the living quarters look sharp with wood floors, updated stainless steel kitchen, light-filled main room, and three bedrooms. Feast your eyes on some original details, including pressed tin ceilings, and wood wainscoting.

Additionally, we love the location of the schoolhouse/dress factory/piano-repair factory/coolest house on the block in western Delaware County. Nearby points of interest include the Upper Delaware River, the restaurants and shops of Callicoon, and artsy Narrowsburg to the south.

Ready to become the next stage in 48 Upper Main Street’s history? Find out more from Matthew J. Freda Realty.

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