P.S. 6 – Newburgh
The Liberty Street School was built in 1891 as an example of progressive environmental design for education. The high ceilings, expansive windows, moveable partitions, coupled with a unique heating and ventilation system made the school an example for urban schools. The multi-purpose room and gym on the third floor is the highlight. The school finally closed in 1980 after years of neighborhood protests to keep it open.
The renovation calls for a complete rehabilitation while retaining the original spatial configuration. The building will house artist studios on the lower floors and filming and photo studios in the former gymnasium on the third floor.