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Rhinebeck Historic District named to preservation list

Sep 16, 2020 2:30 pm
MidHudsonNews [dot] com is reporting Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 18 properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. In the Hudson Valley, Rhinebeck in Dutchess County was included on the list. Rhinebeck Village Historic District Expansion, with more than 250 buildings, sites and structures, includes residential areas linked to the village’s once-thriving violet growing industry as well as a neighborhood established for African American and Irish American residents. These areas were excluded when the district was originally listed in 1979. It includes the Platt Avenue area that during the early 20th century made the village an important center of the national violet growing industry. While the area’s many violet greenhouses are now gone, the district still includes the former residences of major producers, such as violet kings Ethan A. Coon and Julius Vonderlinden. ”By placing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, we are helping to ensure these places and their caretakers have the funding needed to preserve, improve and promote the best of this great state,” Cuomo said. A State and National Registers listing can assist owners in reviving properties, making them eligible for various public preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.
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