Three Ulster County properties, and one in Albany County, nominated for National Register
Paul Kirby reports in the Daily Freeman that New York's Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 19 properties, including one in Albany County and three in Ulster County, to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. In Albany County, the Consolidated Car Heating Company Complex was nominated. It is located in the city of Albany's "Warehouse District," and is an industrial brick complex dating to the 1890s when it was originally used to manufacture heaters for train cars, including for the Manhattan elevated railway system, as well as such rail-related equipment as call buttons and automatic doors. The building also had workers making artillery shells during World War I, and later making partial dentures, dental acrylics and plastics, and automotive repair lifts. In Ulster County, the Kingston Gas & Electric Co. Building, constructed in 1911, and a former utility headquarters at 609 Broadway in Midtown is also nominated. So was a Colonial Revival home in Kingston, built in 1890 for local banker Charles D. Bruyn. And in Saugerties, the Asbury Historic District, at the northern edge of the town of Saugerties, is a 250-acre area composed of four 18th-century farm properties that retain original buildings and agricultural lands dating to the settlement by a Palatine German family in the 1730s was also nominated. “These additions to the historic registers will help ensure there are resources available to protect these iconic places and that their stories will inspire us long into the future,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said. Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.