The Friends of Jackson House, an organization that has come together to advocate for the preservation of the historic Jackson House in Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York is spreading the word about their attempt to save the house from relocation or demolition, and asking for signatures on an online petition.
Jackson House has been a prominent landmark in the Village of Fishkill National Register Historic District for centuries. Current site development plans call for demolition or relocation of the Jackson House. The historic home was once the nineteenth-century home of Dutchess County Judge Joseph I. Jackson. Friends of Jackson House seek to preserve this historic resource “and enhance what makes the Village of Fishkill an attractive, profitable and well-traveled Hudson Valley destination.”
A petition to save the Jackson House is now online. In a statement sent to the New York History Blog by Friends of Jackson House the group is asking that readers “take a moment to read the petition and consider signing and sharing with your friends, family and business connections.”
The peition is available here: www.change.org/petitions/save-the-jackson-house