NY State Preservation Group Issues 'Seven To Save' List

Mar 2, 2016

The upstate homes of black families who migrated north decades ago, a New York City library designed by a renowned Gilded Age architect and a rail corridor in the Adirondacks have made a New York preservation group's list of historic places to save.

The Preservation League of New York State has released its "Seven to Save" designees for 2016-17.

The list includes a cluster of shotgun-style houses on Albany's outskirts where blacks who were part of the Great Migration began settling during World War II. Also on the list are the Gould Memorial Library in the Bronx, designed by Stanford White, and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad in Essex and Franklin counties.

Others making the list include an abandoned Buffalo factory, a 180-year-old church in Newburgh, Schenectady's Stockade District and the Dennis-Newton House in Ithaca.

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