Our friends at Adirondack Architectural Heritage have been recognized for the excellent work they have done.
New York State Historic Preservation Awards Announced
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash today announced the recipients of the 2007 State Historic Preservation Awards.
“The Historic Preservation Awards honor the efforts and achievements of individuals, organizations and municipalities that make significant contributions to the effort of historic preservation throughout New York State. This year’s awardees exemplify our agency’s mission to protect and preserve our state’s great historic treasures for generations to come,” Ash said.
Ash noted that the State Historic Preservation Awards were established in 1980 to honor excellence in the protection and rejuvenation of New York’s historic and cultural resources. Today’s recipients were honored at a ceremony at Peebles Island, home of the State Historic Preservation Office, Bureau of Historic Sites.
Adirondack Architectural Heritage
Non-profit Achievement Award
This regional non-profit organization is honored for expanding and enhancing the public’s understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the area’s historic and cultural treasures.
“Through a wide range of cooperative efforts, this organization has helped preserve many significant yet endangered historic properties in New York State’s Adirondack region and has made outstanding contributions to preserving the region’s rich heritage,” Ash said.
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), which is part of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, helps communities identify, recognize, and preserve their historic resources, and incorporate them into local improvement and economic development activities. The SHPO administers several programs including the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit, state historic preservation grants, the Certified Local Government program, and the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places, which are the official lists of properties significant in the history, architecture, and archeology of the state and nation. There are more than 4,400 State and National Register listings in New York, including nearly 90,000 historic buildings, structures and sites.