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Cuomo announces 2019 State Historic Preservation Award winners

Dec 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo December 4, announced the 2019 State Historic Preservation Awards, as well as the addition of 12 location nominated for listing on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. "New York has transformed over centuries into a state defined by its diverse history, and there is no better way to see that history than in our unique architecture and places," Cuomo said in a press release. Among the recipients of the historic preservation awards this year are Innisfree, a 150-acre public garden in Millbrook, northern Dutchess County, recognized for its Excellence in Historic Documentation, as well as the Marshall Bice House, in Schoharie, and the Coeymans Stone House, in Coeymans, lauded for their Excellence in Historic Building Rehabilitation. On the list of nominations for the State and National Registers of Historic Places: the Sanford W. and Maude Smith House in Chatham. Built around 1875 and extensively remodeled in 1906, the house was home to Sanford W. Smith, a state Senator, Deputy Attorney General, and State Court of Claims Judge and State Supreme Court judge. A dozen historic locations statewide were nominated for listing on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, which can provide owners with grants and tax credits to support rehabilitation projects. Read the full press release at governor [dot] ny [dot] gov.