Preserve Seneca Falls, Inc. announces Aug. 22 educational meeting

Preservation and reuse of historic structres in Seneca Falls has been a top priority for Federal, State and Local Officals for decades.

Join old friends, community members, representatives of the Landmark Society, Preservation League, Western Erie Canal Alliance, local, state and other officials at the Rec Center to learn about Preserve Seneca Falls, reuse of historic buildings as economic development, historic tax credits, and the proud history of reuse of historic buildings in our town.

Learn about the federal historic districts in Seneca Falls, the State Heritage Preservation District, the Seneca Falls Visitors Center, the Town Historic District, local properties on the National Register of Historic Places, recent reuse successes and more.

Recall lost historic structures, recognize those that have been revitalized, and hear about structures in danger.

Engage in an open discussion on the state of reuse of historic buuildings in our town.

Emil Bove Jr., on behalf of Preserve Seneca Falls, noted that for decades Federal, State, and Local Governments have recognized Seneca Falls’ unique history of 19th century industrialization, a hotbed of reform movements, the home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the site of the 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention, and have taken steps to insure that its remaining historic fabric be preserved.

“Millions of dollars have been invested in Seneca Falls by Federal, State, and local governments and private investors in reliance on local regulations protecting the Town’s historic fabric,” Bove stated.

Bove noted that Goal 19 of the Town Comprehensive plan recognizes the importance of preserving the Town’s historic fabric as it calls for:

New residential and commercial development … consistent with our historical, architectural, and small town rural character.

Preserve Seneca Falls is a 501(C)(3) organization created to recognize, preserve and revitalize the historic, architectural, and cultural resources of Seneca Falls.

The informational meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Town Rec Center and is open to the public. For more information contact Emil Bove at [email protected].

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