Town of Clarence Historic Resource Survey

Two tier survey work led to 13 individual property nominations for the Town


  • Contact: Brad Packard, Assistant Planner, Town of Clarence, Planning and Zoning Department, One Town Place, Clarence, NY 14031, 716-741-8933 and Scott Bylewski, Town Supervisor (former), Town of Clarence, 716-741-8933
  • NYSHPO Contact: Mark Peckham, Acting Director, Bureau of Historic Sites and Park Services; Director, Bureau of Community Preservation Services, 518-237-8643, ext 3258

Project Scope

  • Reconnaisance Level Historic Resource Survey (2000)
  • Intensive Level Historic Resource Survey (300)
  • Local Landmark Nomination

Key Personnel

  • Clinton E. Brown, FAIA, President
  • Alma O’Connell Brown, Project Manager
  • Jill Nowicki, Historic Preservation Specialist


cbca-clarence-intensive-level-surveyCBCA began our work for the Town of Clarence and their Historic Preservation Commission by successfully completing a Reconnaissance Level Survey of over 2,000 structures that were 50-years of age or older. The goal of that project was to identify those properties that were eligible for local or State and National Registers of Historic Places designation, and to create a working database of historic properties to be used as a reference in the Town’s ongoing planning and historic preservation efforts as the Town grows.

Building on the efforts of the Reconnaissance survey, CBCA prepared an Intensive Level Historic Resources Survey for the Town of Clarence. CBCA visited, researched, photographed, and prepared Historic Resources Inventory forms (“blueforms”) for approximately 300 structures throughout the Town of Clarence based on the results of the Reconnaissance Level Survey. Town funding was complemented by a Preserve NY grant form the Preservation League of New York State. To date, the Town has designated thirteen properties as local landmarks, including the ca. 1800 Brace House, as a result of this survey.