JAMESTOWN – The historic Lakeview Ave. area of Jamestown is being recommended to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
On Tuesday Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 26 properties, resources and districts to the register.
The Lakeview Ave. district encompasses 219 properties, primarily residences, stretched along what was once a rough rural road in the early nineteenth century, that was deliberately transformed into an elegant residential street.
Once the 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 of Historic Places, where they are reviewed and, once approved, entered on the National Register. More information and photos of the nominations are available on the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website.
State and National Registers listing can assist property owners in revitalizing buildings, making them eligible for various public preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.
There are more than 120,000 historic buildings, structures and sites throughout the state listed on the National Register of Historic Places, individually or as components of historic districts.