GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES 22 PROPERTIES RECOMMENDED TO STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTERS OF HISTORIC PLACES
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 22 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The State and National Registers are the official lists of buildings, structures, districts, landscapes, objects and sites significant in the history, architecture, archaeology and culture of New York State and the nation. There are more than 120,000 historic buildings, structures and sites throughout the state listed on the National Register of Historic Places, individually or as components of historic districts. Property owners, municipalities and organizations from communities throughout the state sponsored the nominations.
Once the recommendations are approved by the state historic preservation officer, the properties are 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. More information and photos of the nominations are available on the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website.
- Crandell Theatre, Chatham – Built in 1926 as a venue for both live vaudeville performances and the screening of photo plays, the theater reflects an era of improvement in the village backed by a prominent local family, the Crandells.
- The Oak Hill Historic District, Durham –The buildings and structures in the district chronicle the development of Oak Hill as it evolved from a Revolutionary War-era frontier settlement in the rugged Catskill Mountain foothills into a thriving hamlet with its own manufacturing and commercial firms, hotels, and religious organizations by the mid-19th century.