December 29th, 2023, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced recommendations by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation to add 36 properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, along with a property to the State Register of Historic Places.

Nominations come in all sorts of areas including an industrial manufacturing complex, a grange hall, a medical building, a light station, and an automobile sales garage, to name a few.

According to the Governor's website, each New York State region had at least one property recommended, including Long Island, New York City, Capitol Region, North Country, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Western New York, and the Southern Tier.

These nominations reflect generations of community building, planning, and activities that give us a glimpse into our collective past as New Yorkers. Identifying these resources and adding them to our historic registers expands our ongoing understanding of our shared history and are important reminders of the innovation, passion, and lived experiences of New Yorkers who came before us. - New York State Governor Kathy Hochul

There are two nominations for State and National Registers of Historic Places in the Southern Tier:

John Creque House - Tompkins County

Located in Trumansburg, the Governor's website describes the John Creque House as an example of an early nineteenth-century style home that was updated and expanded in 1868 in a way that reflects the economic development of the village and the change in architectural tastes among upwardly mobile homeowners.

State Street-Henry Street Historic District Boundary Expansion - Broome County

Governor Hochul's website notes that Binghamton's State Street-Henry Street Historic District was originally listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1986.  The district is an intact and cohesive enclave of commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings from 1877-1935 that was associated with the development of the nearby railroad and reflected the impact of economic growth.

For a more complete story on the Southern Tier areas along with 35 sites found throughout other New York State regions, visit the New York State Governor's website.

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