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Local historic places nominated

Jul 29, 2016 12:04 am
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced July 28 that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended several local attractions to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The local nominations include:

• The Haxtun-Tower House, Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County. The distinctive Greek Revival home was built ca. 1850 for successful farmer William Haxtun and expanded circa 1870 for Albert Tower, an executive in the region’s iron ore industry.

• Alton B. Parker Estate, Esopus, Ulster County. The 1860 estate known as Rosemount is nationally significant for its association with Alton B. Parker (1852-1926), chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals and Democratic Party candidate in the 1904 presidential election, which was won by Theodore Roosevelt.

• St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (Helderberg Evangelical Lutheran Church), Berne, Albany County. Completed in 1835, the transitional Federal-Greek Revival style church remains the rural hamlet’s most impressive work of 19th-century architecture, as manifested in its overall scale, brick construction, and tall bell tower.

• Ancram Hamlet Historic District, Ancram, Columbia County. The district’s buildings, sites and landscapes retain much of their rural crossroads character and sense of place, reflecting the district’s development during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

• The Newton-Taber-Marvin Farm, Nassau, Rensselaer County. The architecturally and historically significant farmstead has a continuous history of farming activity and occupancy that dates back to at least 1788, when it was farmed by Abner Newton, a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, and a veteran of the American Revolution.