23 properties recommended for register
The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 23 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, these are the sites in the region recommended:
Dunix, Cornwallville: The 1855 Catskill Mountain farmstead in Greene County was purchased and transformed into a fanciful summer retreat for the family of “The Soda Fountain King” John Matthews (1808-1870), whose fortune was derived from pioneering soda fountain apparatus.
Whitehall Fire Station: The station in the community of Whitehall was completed in 1913 to house the village’s first mechanized, gas-powered fire engine and moved by a team of horses to its present location in 1932 after its original site was claimed for the relocation of railroad tracks.
Kingston City Almshouse: Built between 1872-1874, the Italianate structure provided a home for Kingston’s aging and impoverished residents until 1948.
John H. and Sarah Trumbull House: Built in 1876, the Kingston home was designed by noted architect Arthur Crooks, who blended Gothic features with the Stick style to create an impressive house nestled into the large rocks and ledges in the landscape.
The designations are a step toward helping the owners preserve the assets, said Rose Harvey, commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
The listing can assist property owners in revitalizing buildings, making them eligible for preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.