Multiple Resources Survey of Industrial Resources of Broome County

Unique multiple property nomination of 159 industrial Resources

References

  • Contact: Gail L. Domin, Chief Planner (retired) and Frank Evangelisti, Chief Planner (current) of Broome County, 607-778-2114
  • NYSHPO Contact: Kathleen LaFrank, National Register Coordinator, 518-237-8643, ext 3261 and Kathy Howe, Survey and Evaluation Coordinator, 518-237-8643, ext 3266

Scope of Project

  • Reconnaissance Level Historic Resources Survey
  • Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF)
  • National Register Nomination

Key Personnel

  • Clinton E. Brown, FAIA, President
  • Jennifer Walkowski, MAH, Architectural Historian (former)
  • Alma O’Connell Brown, Project Manager

cbca-industrial-resources-broome-county-mpdfBroome County seeks to draw on its unique history as an industrial superpower in the 19th and 20th centuries for sustainability in the 21st century. The goal of the Multiple Resources Survey project was to encourage new growth, investment and revitalization in the county’s stock of industrial properties and this is occurring. Broome County contains a wealth of industrial buildings representing a wide variety of businesses and architectural styles. The region’s “Triple Cities” of Binghamton, Johnson City and Endicott were once home to internationally significant companies such as Endicott-Johnson, IBM, Link Aviation, and Ansco camera housed in a range of brick mill buildings from the nineteenth century to twentieth century reinforced concrete examples.

The Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development engaged CBCA to conduct a Reconnaissance Level Historic Resources Survey of existing and former industrial properties, in support of County investment and job creation initiatives. Unlike more common surveys which look at a variety buildings types within a small geographic area, this project reviewed specifically industrial resources throughout the County. Over 150 existing industrial properties were identified utilizing GIS data, planning documents and historical data in a collaborative effort among consultant, County and the State Historic Preservation Office.

CBCA used this survey work as the foundation for preparing a Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF). An MPDF serves as a cover document, providing a historical and architectural context for related resources, streamlining the process of nomination of individual properties for listing in the State and National Registers of Historic Places. CBCA also prepared two individual National Register nomination forms with this MPDF.