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Five WNY properties nominated for registers of historic places

Five properties in Western New York are among 26 nominated by the state Board for Historic Preservation for addition to the state and national registers of historic places.

Three of the five are in Erie County: East Hill Historic District, Springville; Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Buffalo; and American Radiator Company Factory Complex, Buffalo.

The others are the Holley Village Historic District in Orleans County and the Barna C. Roup House in the Wyoming County Village of Perry.

“New York has a rich heritage, and important events in the history of this state and this nation have occurred in virtually every corner of it,” said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. “By placing these sites on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, we can ensure that they will be preserved and enjoyed by New Yorkers and visitors for years to come.”

The listings can assist property owners in revitalizing buildings, making them eligible for public preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.

The state and national registers are the official lists of buildings, structures, districts, landscapes, objects and sites significant in the history, architecture, archeology and culture of New York State and the nation. There are more than 120,000 listings from New York on the National Register of Historic Places.

Property owners, municipalities and organizations from communities sponsored the nominations. Once 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 for review. If approved, they’re entered on the national register.

For more information, visit Click on Historic Preservation, then Historic Preservation Office.