CBCA has pioneered the use of the Multiple Resource Survey for several communities in Western New York. CBCA has successfully completed several Multiple Property Documentation Forms (MPDFs) and accompanying individual registration forms. Our work is being looked at by the National Park Service as a model for updating their “How to Complete the National Register Multiple Property Documentation Form” Bulletin 16B.
INDUSTRIAL RESOURCES OF BROOME COUNTY, NY
BROOME COUNTY, NY
MPDF Cover Document – 2012
Industry has played a critical role in the history and development of Broome County. The Triple Cities of Binghamton, Johnson City and Endicott were once the home of nationally and internationally prominent companies. The sprawling Endicott-Johnson shoe company was once the largest factory complex in the world. The region has also played a critical role in the technology sector, as birthplace of International Business Machines (IBM) and of flight simulators pioneered by Link Aviation. For this MPDF, over 150 industrial properties were reviewed throughout Broome County. As a part of this project, an individual nomination for the Ansco Company Charles Street Factory Buildings and a nomination for the General Cigar Company-Ansco Camera Factory Building were prepared. Both nominations were listed on the State and National Registers in 2012.
HISTORIC RESOURCES OF THE BLACK ROCK PLANNING NEIGHBORHOOD
CITY OF BUFFALO, ERIE COUNTY, NY
MPDF Cover Document – 2011
Black Rock is one of Buffalo’s earliest neighborhoods, developing in the 1820s as an industrial area following the opening of the Erie Canal. CBCA updated and expanded a previous survey and then prepared a draft cover document highlighting the history, themes and context of one of Buffalo’s earliest industrial neighborhoods. This process involved public meetings and public input. To date, 4 individual properties and the Market Square Historic District, a small district of 8 properties, have been National Register listed under this MPDF.
HISTORIC RESOURCES OF THE HYDRAULICS/LARKIN NEIGHBORHOOD
CITY OF BUFFALO, ERIE COUNTY, NY
MPDF Cover Document – 2010
CBCA created the MPDF covering the Hydraulics Neighborhood, an early industrial and manufacturing center in the City of Buffalo. Founded in the 1820s with the creation of the Hydraulic Canal, this highly industrial area later housed numerous industrial and manufacturing business, laced by numerous railroad lines. The area was home to the fabled Larkin Soap Company, a client of Frank Lloyd Wright for the design of its headquarters. This cover document highlights 37 National Register-eligible properties and was submitted along with an individual nomination for the Kamman Building, a former butcher shop, National Register listed in 2010.
MULTIPLE RESOURCES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBURBANIZATION OF BUFFALO, NY
TOWN OF AMHERST, ERIE COUNTY, NY
MPDF Cover Document – 2003
A unique and pioneering document, CBCA prepared the MPDF that has led to the listing on the National Register of a series of historic stone gateways and other street furniture marking suburban residential subdivisions in the Town of Amherst, NY. The town has successfully used this MPDF and a related Historic Structures Report to attract funding for the maintenance and restoration of their iconic entranceways.