The Village of Brockport has engaged Buffalo-based Clinton Brown Company Architecture to survey 269 village residential structures for potential local historic designation and listing in the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Listing in the State and National Registers will allow the rehabilitation of a structure to be eligible for state and federal tax credits totaling 40 percent of the rehabilitation costs.
Clinton Brown Company was selected in a public process as the best qualified firm for this important economic development, environmental and planning initiative, according to a press release from village officials.
The first settlers came to the Brockport area soon after 1800. The Erie Canal, farm implement manufacturing and higher education fostered its growth and prosperity in the mid-1800s. Early Brockporters played important roles in bringing the Industrial Revolution to agriculture and popular literature to American women. Today, Brockport is a remarkably well-preserved Victorian village on the revitalized Erie Canal, the press release states.
“We are pleased to support the Village of Brockport’s leadership in marrying historic preservation and economic development,” stated firm president Clinton Brown, FAIA.
The work of the six-month contract entails research, field survey and documentation of 269 structures that could possibly be eligible for listing in the State and National Registers of Historic Places due to their design and/or cultural significance. An annotated list of properties with thumbnails, information and a brief architectural description will be created.
Information from the survey will be used for a new historic preservation website, a tool that will help the work of the Village of Brockport Historic Preservation Board and will also provide more support for the Board’s Certificate of Appropriateness reviews.
The announcement originally appeared in the Westside New, Inc on February 7, 2013. Link ⇒