Newburgh Again: St. Patrick’s Cemetery


St. Patrick’s Cemetery


Excerpted from E. M. Ruttenber’s History of Orange County, New York (1881), and John J Nutt’s Newburgh; Her Institutions, Industries and Leading Citizens. (1891)

In 1852 a field was purchased at the corner of First and Stone Streets, and a cemetery opened.

St. Patrick’s Cemetery is under the charge of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. The first documentary evidence of the existence of Catholics in Newburgh is found in a letter written by Bishop Connolly, of New York, in the year 1818. From other sources, however, it is learned that for several years previously, certainly as early as 1816, divine service was held from time to time in Newburgh by visiting clergymen from New York.

St. Patrick’s Cemetery, bounded by Broadway, Prospect and First Streets, is the resting place of the Roman Catholic dead.


Newburgh Again: Palatine Hotel presenting Bell Long Distance Telephones

Kingston Daily Freeman, 1911

The Palatine Hotel



October 2nd. 1911.
New York Telephone Company, 
               Albany, N. Y.
Gentlemen: Responding to your invitation to express ourselves on the value to a first-class hotel of the Bell Telephone Service from each room, I would say that in my opinion the day has arrived when a hotel cannot be designated as first-class and up-to-date unless it has a Bell Telephone in each room.
The traveling public has acquired the habit of using the Long Distance Service which the Bell system alone furnishes, and I believe a lack of connections from the guests’ room with the large cities of this country and Canada would seriously handicap the hotel that relies, as does the- Palatine, upon the better class of trade.
The contract we signed with your Company recently for equipping our Hotel with Bell Telephone Service must be convincing evidence of our opinion on the subject.
Yours very truly,                                                 
The management of the Palatine Hotel is now presenting over seventy-five Bell Long Distance Telephones — the Universal Bell Telephone Service — for the convenience of its guests. What is best for this up-to-date hotel is best for any large enterprise.

Newburgh Again: United States Hotel

Newburgh Telegraph, 1834


Immediately at the head of the now Steamboat and Ferry Wharf, stands the spacious building erected during, the past year by Col. Carpenter for a public Hotel, and just finished, and opened try Col. E. Hathaway under the above cognomen, ,the “United States Hotel”. The location and admirable construction of this noble edifice are peculiarly calculated to render it one of the most agreeable retreats in the warm season, in the state.
It is built of brick, five stories high. On the side, fronting the water are three piazzas, extending the whole breadth of the building, sustained by lofty free-stone pillars, and enclosed with iron railings. The building is surmounted by a large observatory and promenade, commanding a view of the Highland mountains, West Point, the-verdant hills and rich fields of Dutchess, with the Newburgh Bay, and the Hudson, for ten or fifteen miles, forming a picture rarely met with in this or any other country.
In addition to its superb bar and dining rooms, there are nine Parlours, public and private, with near ninety lodging rooms, variously arranged for the accommodation of individuals or families ; and from the basement to the attick nothing is wanting in the furnishing of the United States Hotel; to render it what it was designed to be by its proprietor, a house of the very first class.
 Of mine host and hostess of the “United States,” it is needless to say that they are qualified both by nature and experience to have charge of such an establishment.