Historic sites nominated to state and national registers
Dec 06, 2020 5:45 am
New York Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Fri., Dec. 4, announced the state Board for Historic Preservation recommended the addition of 16 properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Among the sites recommended, the Village of Coxsackie Cemetery in Greene County. It was established in 1826 and reflects residents who helped shape the early history and development of the village, including the graves of veterans of the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. And the Albany Woolen Mills, in Rensselaer County. The brick industrial building was constructed in 1906 and 1907, reflecting the role the textile industry played in the development of the Rensselaer city riverfront. Shirts, underwear, sweaters, jackets and blankets were made in the factory for decades before it closed in 1967. Other sites named to the list: AME Zion Church and Mt. Zion Cemetery, in Ulster County, home to the oldest African American congregation in the city of Kingston; and Wethersfield, the 1,000-acre country estate in Dutchess County built between 1937 and 1977, by Chauncey Stillman. A listing on the historic register can help owners in revitalizing properties, making them eligible for various public preservation programs and services. Property owners, municipalities and organizations from communities statewide sponsored the nominations. Once the recommendations are approved by the Commissioner, 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. Read the full press release at parks [dot] ny [dot] us.