The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 39 properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Property owners, municipalities and organizations from communities throughout the state sponsored the nominations.
Well-known landmarks and districts recommended for listing, including:
Garment Center Historic District – which includes 215 structures in a 25-block section of Midtown Manhattan, an area shaped by the city’s economic history, immigrant history, zoning and planning developments, and reforms following the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
Woodlawn Cemetery – a vast 400-acre cemetery in the Bronx, where many of New York City’s arts, business and civic leaders are buried, including jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, author Herman Melville, newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, women’s rights movement leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and department store magnate Frank Woolworth. The cemetery is composed of an unprecedented collection of artistically important memorials set in the Landscape-Lawn style.
The Niagara Hotel – A product of Niagara Falls’ history of tourism, industry and commerce, the 1925 structure is the last and only surviving major hotel of those that once dominated the city’s downtown.
Washington Square Historic District – Oswego’s historic civic and religious center that developed around a village green established in 1797.
Lustron Houses of Jermain Street Historic District – a remarkably intact Albany district of mid-20th century prefabricated steel homes manufactured by the Lustron Corporation to respond to the post-World War II housing demand.
New York Central Passenger and Freight Station – an outstanding example of an Art Deco train station built in 1936 – a style representative of the last gasp of major railroad station construction in the United States – in Syracuse, a major transportation hub in New York State.
Listing these properties on the state and national registers can assist their owners in revitalizing the structures. Listing will make them eligible for various public preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.
The New York State Board for Historic Preservation is an independent panel of experts appointed by the governor. The Board also consists of representatives from the following state organizations: Council of Parks; Council on the Arts; Department of Education; Department of State and Department of Environmental Conservation. The function of the Board is to advise and provide recommendations on state and federal preservation programs, including the State and National Registers of Historic Places, to the State Historic Preservation Officer, who in New York is the State Parks Commissioner.
The State and National Registers are the official lists of buildings, structures, districts, landscapes, objects and sites significant in the history, architecture, archeology and culture of New York State and the nation. There are nearly 90,000 historic buildings, structures and sites throughout the state listed on the National Register of Historic Places, individually or as components of historic districts.
During the nomination process, the State Board submits recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Officer. The properties may be listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places and then nominated to the National Register of Historic Places where they are reviewed and, once approved, entered on the National Register by the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C.
The recommended properties listed by county are as follows:
STATE REVIEW BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Lustron Houses at Jermain Street Historic District – Albany
2. Centerville Town Hall – Centerville
3. Lancaster District School No. 6 – Lancaster
4. Annunciation School – Buffalo
5. Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club – Buffalo
6. Harlow C. Curtis Building – Buffalo
7. Sardinia Old Town Hall – Sardinia
8. The Baptist Church of Springville – Springville
9. Richmond Avenue Methodist-Episcopal Church – Buffalo
10. James Wilder Farmstead – Burke
11. Methodist-Episcopal Church of Windham Centre – Windham
12. Woodward Road Stone Arch Bridge – East Durham
13. Tannersville Main Street Historic District – Tannersville
14. Emmanuel Episcopal Church – Little Falls
15. Hiram Hubbard House – Champion
16. Lowville G.A.R. Soldier’s Monument – Lowville
17. Engleside – Dansville
18. Kilts Farmstead – Palatine Bridge
New York City
19. Garment Center Historic District – Manhattan
20. General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen – Manhattan
21. New York Congregational Home for the Aged – Brooklyn
22. The Woodlawn Cemetery – Bronx
23. Tremont Baptist Church – Bronx
24. The Niagara – Niagara Falls
25. Sylvan Beach Union Chapel – Sylvan Beach
26. New York Central Passenger and Freight Station – Syracuse
27. St. Andrew’s Cemetery – Walden
28. Milliken-Smith Farm – Montgomery
29. Benjamin Franklin Gates House – Albion
30. John Shelp Cobblestone House – Middleport
31. Historic and architectural resources in Oswego, including the Washington Square Historic District – Oswego
32. Oswego Yacht Club – Oswego
33. Johannes Isaac Blauvelt House – Blauvelt
34. Contempora House – New City
35. Saugerties Public Library – Saugerties
36. Forward wreck site – Lake George
37. Stoops Hotel – Battenville
38. Presbyterian Rest for Convalescents – White Plains
39. Soundview Manor – White Plains