Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Board of Historic Preservation recommended 19 sites to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Five come from the Hudson Valley.

“These landmarks are a part of our rich and storied history and helped define what it means to be a New Yorker,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement. “By placing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, we are preserving their legacies and ensuring that they will be enjoyed for generations to come.”
State and National Registers listing can assist property owners in revitalizing buildings. Currently there are over 120,000 historic buildings, structures and sites in New York that listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The following local properties, resources or districts were nominated by the Governor:

  • Dutchess County
    Attlebury Schoolhouse, Stanford – Constructed in 1910 after the hamlet of Attlebury’s 19th-century school burned in an accidental fire, the modest one-room, frame schoolhouse served not only as a center of education but also a hub for the rural community.
  • Orange County
    Bodine’s Tavern, Montgomery – The small house and tavern was built ca. 1809 by James Bodine to cater to traffic along the newly chartered Minisink and Montgomery Turnpike.
  • Sullivan County
    Callicoon Downtown Historic District, Callicoon – After a New York & Erie Railroad depot opened in 1848, the hamlet prospered as a local service center, river landing and railroad stop during the period when the population and economy of the Delaware Valley and adjoining Catskills were reaching their peak.
  • Ulster County
    The Fitch Brothers Bluestone Company Office, Kingston – built in 1870, the Second Empire-style building constructed of bluestone served the bluestone quarrying, transportation, processing, and shipping business that employed over a thousand men at its height and was a cornerstone of the local economy.
  • Westchester County
    The New York, Westchester & Boston Railway Highbrook Avenue Bridge, Pelham – Completed in 1911, the early example of a reinforced concrete-arch bridge is a fragment of the former NYW&B Railway, which was inaugurated in 1912 as a subsidiary of the New Haven Railroad, but which failed to survive the 1930s.

Once the recommendations are approved by the state historic preservation officer, the properties are listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places and then nominated to the National Register of Historic Places,

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