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Schoolhouse In Stanford Recommended As National, State Historic Site

Attlebury Schoolhouse has been recommended as an historic site.
Attlebury Schoolhouse has been recommended as an historic site. Photo Credit: Facebook

EAST DUTCHESS, N.Y. --  Attlebury Schoolhouse in Stanford is among 19 sites in New York state recommended for inclusion on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the recommendations of the New York State Board for Historic Preservation on Friday.

Attlebury Schoolhouse was constructed in 1910 after the hamlet of Attlebury’s 19th-century school burned in an accidental fire. The modest one-room, frame schoolhouse served not only as a center of education but also a hub for the rural community.

The nominations reflect New York’s history, ranging from a New York City landmark in the gay rights movement to a rare surviving Civilian Conservation Corps camp, to a cornerstone of the University at Buffalo’s South Campus.

“These landmarks are a part of our rich and storied history and helped define what it means to be a New Yorker,” Cuomo said. “By placing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, we are preserving their legacies and ensuring that they will be enjoyed for generations to come.”

“These latest nominations are representative of New York’s rich and diverse heritage,” said Rose Harvey, commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. “Recognizing and supporting these landmarks will help highlight our past and preserve irreplaceable assets for the future.”

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.

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