Governor Hochul Announces 13 Nominations to the State and National Registers of Historic Places

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 13 properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places and submitting 1 petition to determination a listed assets to the National Park Service. The nominations see a cardinal tract associated with Rochester's LGBTQ+ history, a historical synagogue successful Manhattan's Upper West Side, a nationalist parkland successful Ithaca, a religion connected to Yonkers's civilian rights history, and a re-built Lustron House successful the Town of Eden.

"New York's built situation reminds america of our state's affluent and divers history," Governor Hochul said. "These nominations bespeak parts of our past and show New Yorkers capableness for growth, innovation, demonstration, and change. Adding these sites to our historical registers emphasizes the roles that they person played - and volition proceed to play - successful New York's story."

State and National Register listing tin assistance owners successful revitalizing properties, making them eligible for assorted nationalist preservation programs and services, specified arsenic matching authorities grants and national historical rehabilitation taxation credits.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid said, "Investment successful our historical resources is an concern successful our future. State Parks knows however bonzer our resources are and we are committed to preserving and promoting that historical fabric. With State and National Registers recognition, opportunities for authorities and national taxation credits tin assistance thrust preservation efforts guardant and promote further investments successful our communities." 

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation Daniel Mackay said, "This slate of nominations is simply a singular reflection of the breadth of historical infrastructure that exists successful our cities, towns, and neighborhoods and reminds america however places tin assistance archer our corporate history. At the Division for Historic Preservation, we are committed to supporting New York's historical resources, including designations to the State and National Registers, and we are arrogant to proceed to bash that work."

New York State continues to pb the federation successful usage of Historic Tax Credits, with $4.5 cardinal successful full rehabilitation costs from 2017-2021. Since 2011, the Historic Tax Credit programme has stimulated implicit $12 cardinal successful task expenditures successful New York State, creating important concern and caller jobs. According to a report, betwixt 2017-2021 the credits successful New York State generated 69,769 jobs and generated implicit $1.3 cardinal successful local, state, and national taxes.

The State and National Registers are the authoritative lists of buildings, structures, districts, landscapes, objects and sites important successful the history, architecture, archaeology and civilization of New York State and the nation. There are much than 120,000 historical properties passim the authorities listed connected the National Register of Historic Places, individually oregon arsenic components of historical districts. Property owners, municipalities, and organizations from communities passim the authorities sponsored the nominations.

Once recommendations are approved by the Commissioner, who serves arsenic the State Historic Preservation Officer, the properties are listed connected the New York State Register of Historic Places and past nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, wherever they are reviewed and, erstwhile approved, entered connected the National Register. More information, with photos of the nominations, is disposable connected the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website.

Capital District

Columbia Turnpike East Tollhouse, Columbia County - The Columbia Turnpike East Tollhouse, located connected the northbound broadside of State Route 23 successful the Town of Hillsdale, is simply a uncommon and important surviving gathering from New York State's turnpike era. The erstwhile Columbia Turnpike was an overland way betwixt occidental Massachusetts and the Hudson River astatine Hudson, New York, that was progressive betwixt 1799 and 1906. The wood-framed tollhouse was built to service arsenic a toll keeper's location and, until 1906, the gathering was fronted by a toll gross which could beryllium raised and lowered to restrict question of roadworthy traffic. The gathering was listed connected the National Register of Historic Places successful 2016 and the amendment proposes moving the gathering 30 feet to support the gathering from postulation and roadworthy hazards. The committee reviewed and approved the caller determination arsenic akin successful quality to the archetypal site. The move, which is spearheaded by the Friends of East Gate, would include and clasp the building's archetypal features, orientation, and historical interrelationship with the road.

Finger Lakes

Oak Hill Country Club, Monroe County - The Oak Hill County Club successful the municipality of Pittsford was developed successful 1924-26 with 2 eighteen-hole play courses flanking a ample Tudor Revival benignant clubhouse. Both courses were designed by aboriginal twentieth period maestro play people decorator Donald Ross and are good examples of Ross's work, which was characterized by a naturalistic approach. He employed the slopes of the rolling erstwhile farmland to laic retired agelong fairways with subtly contoured greens, providing unfastened approaches flanked by bunkers strategically guarding the greens from the beforehand and sides. The courses were aboriginal enhanced with a progressive histrion program, led by members, which added further challenges done extended and strategical histrion plantings. Although the eastbound people was altered respective times to accommodate it to modern play standards, it was precocious restored to intimately lucifer the archetypal design. The westbound people remains astir wholly intact to Ross's design. The sprawling Tudor Revival clubhouse was constructed successful 1929 to the plan of a section firm, Thompson, Homes and Converse, and is an fantabulous and highly intact illustration of its type.

Todd Union, Monroe County - Todd Union is simply a Georgian Revival benignant gathering located connected the University of Rochester's River Campus successful the City of Rochester. Constructed successful 1930 and named aft salient Rochester businessman and field advocator George W. Todd, the gathering was designed by Rochester architects Gordon and Kaelber. Its operation reflected its relation arsenic an enactment hub and included dining, social, shopping, barber, game, and nine facilities for students. Todd Union has an aboriginal and important relation with the University of Rochester's Gay Liberation Front (UR GLF), an enactment that worked to beforehand the cheery liberation question connected field and successful the metropolis of Rochester. Based successful an bureau successful Todd Union, the UR GLF gathered and shared resources, organized programs and advocacy events, planned peculiar activities, produced aboriginal editions of The Empty Closet newspaper, and created community. The UR GLF is considered to be the root of the LGBTQ+ rights question and activism successful the Rochester area, and Todd Union was a important societal abstraction that bridged the spread betwixt students and assemblage members, which helped found a thriving and disposable LGBTQ+ assemblage successful the metropolis and surrounding areas.

Long Island

York Hall, Suffolk County - Located connected the grounds of the erstwhile Kings Park Psychiatric Center (KPPC) and present wrong the bounds of the Nissequogue River State Park successful the hamlet of Kings Park, York Hall is simply a Colonial Revival-style theatre gathering designed by the New York State architect's bureau and built successful the aboriginal 1930s. It was a flexible, mixed-use installation that could accommodate a wide scope of infirmary and assemblage activities, including theatrical productions, music, movies; hoops and different recreational sports; dinners; spiritual services; diligent performances, exhibitions, and creation sales; and more. It served arsenic a tract that linked the infirmary with the assemblage and played a cardinal relation successful the lives of the unit and diligent population.


Westminster Presbyterian Church, Westchester County- The erstwhile Westminster Presbyterian Church, present Messiah Baptist Church, is located in the City of Yonkers. Originally constructed successful 1880 and based connected designs by New York City-based religion designer Lawrence B. Valk, the gathering is simply a robust illustration of a late-nineteenth-century Gothic Revival Protestant auditorium church. In 1965, the gathering was sold to the Messiah Baptist Church, the oldest Black religion congregation successful Westchester County. The religion has played a cardinal relation successful some the Yonkers and Westchester County Black assemblage since the precocious nineteenth period and has been a determination focal constituent for the civilian rights movement. In 1965, the religion hosted a Negro American Labor Council rally, with speeches by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., A. Phillip Randolph of the Negro American Labor Council, and James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Equality. Between 1988 and 1990, nether the enactment of the Rev. Darryl George, Messiah Baptist Church was a superior basal for initiating and organizing the high-profile desegregation question successful Yonkers.

Tioronda Estate-Craig House Historic District, Dutchess County - Located successful the City of Beacon and the Town of Fishkill, the halfway of the sixty-nine-acre spot is Tioronda the mid-nineteenth period property of Joseph and Eliza Woolsey Howland, which includes a Gothic Revival main location with Colonial Revival and English Cottage additions and outbuildings acceptable successful a picturesque, designed setting. The property buildings were designed by architects Frederick Clarke Withers and Richard Morris Hunt for the Howlands, including Howland's sister Catharine, who joined Hunt successful 1861. The scenery plan was the enactment of horticulturalist Henry Winthrop Sargent, a protégé and patron of Andrew Jackson Downing. In 1915, the property was purchased by Doctors Clarence Jonathan Slocum and Robert Lamb and became the Craig House Sanitarium, a privately owned instauration that advocated the motivation attraction attack to intelligence wellness care. Dr. Slocum, a starring practitioner of motivation treatment, incorporated all of the features of the agrarian state location and picturesque scenery into the hospital, which relied connected individualized attraction successful beauteous earthy settings. By the 1950s, medicinal attraction of intelligence wellness began to render facilities specified arsenic Craig House obsolete.

Mohawk Valley

The Beeches Historic District, Oneida County - The Beeches is simply a ample and blase aboriginal twentieth period state property successful the City of Rome. The buildings and grounds were designed betwixt 1916 and 1949 for the household of Frank Potter, a section inventor and businessman, and see six Tudor Revival chromatic buildings, a historical factual pool, and 2 chromatic gross structures. The scenery features woodlands and a sloping, unfastened lawn, with a winding driveway that unites buildings astatine the apical and bottommost of the hill. The Beeches is besides important for its contributions to the economical past of Rome, particularly for its relation with the Destito family, which purchased The Beeches successful 1949 and developed it into a regionally important edifice and motel complex. By adding overnight accommodations, specified arsenic a Georgian Revival benignant motel, and activities specified arsenic play and swimming, they expanded the entreaty of the edifice to pull determination tourists, taking vantage of their proximity to the caller Griffiss Air Force Base, the precocious completed New York State Thruway, and attractions specified arsenic the Adirondack Mountains, Vernon Downs Raceway, and buying outlets. This, combined with the roar successful post-World War II tourism, made their businesses successful, popular, and enduring, boosting the determination system into the twenty-first century.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oneida County - Originally built successful the City of Utica successful 1914, the erstwhile First Church of Christ, Scientist, was designed by Utica architectural firm, Agne, Rushmer & Jennison. It is simply a highly intact and diagnostic illustration of Classical Revival architectural design and it embodies the simple, rational beliefs promoted by modern Christian Science churches. It is presently owned by the Oneida County Historical Society and is known arsenic the Oneida County History Center.

New York City

English Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Kings County - Located successful the Cypress Hills vicinity of East New York successful Brooklyn, the 1908 ceramic and terra-cotta religion was designed by New York-based architects William P. Bannister and Richard M. Schell, whose steadfast specialized successful ecclesiastic buildings. The English Gothic Revival benignant religion was chiseled among Lutheran denominations successful Brooklyn astatine the clip of its construction, and the prime to interruption with accepted German religion architectural styles seems to bespeak the congregation's determination to assistance religion members wishing to assimilate into the neighborhood's mainstream, English-speaking civilization - namely, by incorporating English into worship services and acquisition programs. Sold by the Metropolitan New York Synod successful 2016, the gathering is present known arsenic the "Citadel Cathedral of Praise and Worship" and serves an progressive Pentecostal congregation.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District, Kings County - Located successful the bosom of the Prospect Lefferts Gardens vicinity successful the borough of Brooklyn, the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District encompasses astir 800 contributing resources. The improvement past of this territory was abstracted from the Lefferts Manor Historic District (NRHP 1992) and the Lefferts Manor Historic District Boundary Increase (NRHP 2017) and, arsenic such, it is being recognized arsenic its ain historical district. For instance, restrictive covenants connected properties successful the Lefferts Manor Historic District and Boundary Increase gave that country a precise chiseled style, whereas the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District evolved much organically. Between the 1890s and 1930s, galore prolific Brooklyn builders and architects incorporated fashionable municipality architectural styles into their designs for the district's enactment houses, flat buildings, and mixed-use buildings, including Tudor Revival, Neoclassical, and Art Deco styles.

Temple Israel of the City of New York, New York County - Now Young Israel of the West Side, this historical synagogue successful the Upper West Side vicinity of Manhattan includes a three-story sanctuary abstraction and an attached four-story assemblage building. Designed by designer William Tachau and built successful 1922, it is an illustration of aboriginal twentieth-century American synagogue plan with its Classical Revival benignant and incorporation of some worship and assemblage gathering spaces. This "synagogue-center" conception was a distinctly American synagogue-type and provided spaces for Jewish congregations to connection spiritual worship, education, and socialization for their communities. The operation of the synagogue coincided with the relocation of galore Jewish residents from Harlem to the Upper West Side, arsenic lodging banal and demographic shifts were happening successful the metropolis post-World War I. Today, the gathering continues to service arsenic a location for some Jewish and secular spaces for the Upper West Side vicinity community.

Southern Tier

Prattsburgh Commercial Historic District, Steuben County - The Prattsburgh Commercial Historic District represents astir the full commercialized past of the tiny hamlet of Prattsburgh between the 1870s and today. The territory is simply a continuous enactment of 8 mixed-use ceramic and factual buildings featuring Italianate and Neoclassical benignant embellishments that was constructed betwixt ca. 1874 and ca. 1913. In addition, the territory includes a radical of 5 buildings that were built arsenic associated warehouses, shops, and stables and are intimately related successful play and relation to the main concern district. As a chiseled postulation wrong the village, these commercialized buildings showcase the styles emblematic of commercialized architecture of the precocious nineteenth and aboriginal twentieth period successful occidental New York. 

Stewart Park, Tompkins County - Stewart Park, owned by the City of Ithaca, has been a recreational parkland enjoyed by generations of Ithaca's residents. The park's scenery reflects the improvement of Ithaca's nationalist recreational resources, which tin beryllium seen successful the park's postulation of features and amenities. There are 5 visually chiseled areas wrong 4 historical parcels, each of which were developed from the precocious 1800s done the 1950s: Renwick Park, Cascadilla Athletic Grounds, Fuertes Bird Sanctuary, Renwick Wildwood, and Newman Golf Course. Once owned oregon leased by assorted entities that impacted their improvement - the Renwick family; the Cascadilla School; the Cayuga Lake Division of the Ithaca Street Railway; the movie workplace Wharton, Inc. - by 1921 the City of Ithaca had acquired all of the abstracted parcels and opened Stewart Park for escaped nationalist usage successful 1923. The parkland retains respective buildings and structures that are antithetic surviving examples of their types with a precocious grade of architectural integrity that assistance exemplify styles chosen for their uses, including a boathouse, pavilions, tennis courts, platforms, a carousel, ft bridges, play spaces, gateways, a beverage house, and more.   

Western New York

Lustron House Westchester Deluxe Model M02 #01310, Erie County - Lustron House Westchester Model M02 #01310, located successful the Town of Eden, is an excellent, intact illustration of a Lustron premanufactured location with an intact coordinating exemplary G-1 Lustron garage. Both are singular examples of the progressively uncommon benignant of pre-fabricated, mass-produced lodging made by the Lustron Corporation during its little beingness aft World War II. Immediately recognizable by their enameled alloy panels, Lustron houses correspond innovation that was spurred by post-war lodging shortages and was made imaginable by advancements successful industrialization. Lustron houses were marketed arsenic being capable to beryllium packed, shipped, and assembled anyplace crossed the state but, contempt their fanfare, little than 2,700 houses were produced from 1946-1950. This Westchester Deluxe Model and store were primitively built successful Westfield successful Chautauqua County successful 1949/1950, and successful 2017 they were meticulously deconstructed utilizing the archetypal institution assembly directions arsenic a usher and aboriginal reconstructed connected a caller instauration successful Eden successful 2018.   

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