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Pre-1895 Fixer Upper Italianate with Tower in Amsterdam, NY $50K – Pending

36 Academy St, Amsterdam, NY 12010 $50,000 Pending

Pre-1895 Fixer Upper Italianate with Tower in Amsterdam, NY $50K


Lovely woodwork, staircase, wainscoting, clawfoot tub and vintage kitchen built-ins. The rear upper levels boast a view of the hills.


Well, from the 1895 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, we know that the realtor’s build date of 1900 is incorrect. When we look at the Google Street Map view, we see that this home is one of two sister Italianate houses with towers on Academy Street. It is also opposite theAmsterdam Academy which sits at a slight eminence on the northeast side of Amsterdam. The academy was built in 1865 at a cost of $40,000. It allowed boarding for female students and both sexes as day students. I am thinking that the sister houses may have been built for high level staff employed by the academy, or perhaps as student dormitories. If anyone has information, I’d love to hear about it.



c.1895 Sanborn map. House is under the red X.


Opportunity awaits for investors and DIY’ers alike! With a little bit of lipstick, and a lotta bit of love, this house could really SHINE! This house has SOLID BONES and infrastructure, but needs some HGTV in her life. The numbers work! 3 Bedrooms up, 2 bedrooms down, eat-in kitchen, formal living and dining room in both units. Gorgeous original moldings & loads of potential! Market Rents could be $800-$900/month for a potential income of $20, 400 gross income! Vacant 30×88 lot directly to the right of house available for purchase for $3000- Perfect for building a garage or creating off street parking. Contact listing agent for more details. Property SOLD AS-IS!
Kitchen featured at 36 Academy St, Amsterdam, NY 12010



  • Ilan Freedman

    The kitchen needs a sink for washing dishes, and new appliances. The bathrooms have only a free-standing bathtub. And, on the staircase, the winders are uneven.

  • Tom

    Oh my Lord!!! Whoever put the new siding on the home basically ruined the curb appeal of the home! I’d love to see what this home looked like when it was new. Granted, in the mid-to-late 1800’s homes were not designed as they are today. In some respects, that’s a good thing….in some others it’s a bad thing! Considering all the work this home needs this one is really going to be a challenge……isn’t that why we all got into this?

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