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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the old Riverside Academy on Ontario Street in Buffalo is one 28 sites across the state nominated to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

School 60, or Riverside Academy, was built in 1922 started as a neighborhood elementary school and later became a vocational training and community center.

Other area nominees include:

• Barge Canal Historic District, the 20th-century canal system that includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals. The district sprawls 450 miles over 18 counties.

• First Presbyterian Church, Le Roy, Genesee County, a community gathering place in the village, which as erected in 1825-26.

• Lockport’s High and Locust Streets Historic District – a neighborhood noted for its collection of residential styles dating from 1840 through 1836.

• Oakwoood Cemtery, Niagara Falls – established in 1852 and featuring the graves of falls daredevils, including Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to survive the plunge over the falls in a barrel.

The sites – once approved for the state designation, are then reviewed for national recognition.

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