NewsLocal News


Buffalo's last intact 19th century schoolhouse nominated for registry as historic place

Posted at 11:10 PM, Mar 25, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island resort community and one of Buffalo's last intact 19th century schoolhouses are among the 17 properties and districts recommended for the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the State Board for Historic Preservation has nominated 17 places . He calls the nominees "some of the most exceptional and fascinating sites" in New York history.

The nominees include a district along the Sag Harbor waterfront developed by African-Americans as a post-World World II summer resort at a time when segregation and discrimination kept middle-class black families from acquiring resort housing.

Also on the list is Buffalo Public School No. 51, built in two stages in the 1890s and late '20s.

Placement on the registers can help property owners receive government aid for revitalization projects.