State Historic Preservation Awards Announced | Web supplement


The New York State Board of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced nine projects and one recipient of a 2021 New York State Preservation Award for his efforts to preserve history of State. Honors include the restoration of a Mohawk Valley Carnegie library, the adaptive reuse of a Buffalo grain elevator and the recognition of a historic district on Fire Island.

“The 2021 New York State Historic Preservation Awards are an opportunity to highlight projects and people who are helping preserve the state’s heritage for the benefit of our current residents, visitors and future generations, ”said State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid. “The diversity of recognized projects demonstrates that preservation begins with passionate local individuals who extend their advocacy into productive partnerships. We are proud to be one of these partners and congratulate all individuals and groups for their extraordinary efforts to preserve these historic places. “

Established in 1980, the State Historic Preservation Awards are presented annually by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to honor excellence in the protection and revitalization of historic and cultural resources. The awards follow the completion of the NYS 2021-2026 Historic Preservation Plan, which offers a bold vision for all New Yorkers to share in the social and economic benefits of historic preservation.

This year’s 2021 Local State History Preservation recipients are:

• Kreiner Malt House and Grain Elevator, Town of Buffalo, County Erie (Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation) – The Kreiner malt house is recognized for its excellence in historic rehabilitation for the project that transformed a historic grain elevator into offices, apartments and a brewery. The project used tax credits for historic rehabilitation and showcases this important regional building type by incorporating new uses while maintaining a strong sense of its original function.

• Northland Corridor Redevelopment / Niagara Machine and Tool Works, Town of Buffalo, Erie County (Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation) – The Northland Beltline Redevelopment Project is recognized for excellence in historic rehabilitation for the revitalization of several vacant properties in a large manufacturing district on the east side of Buffalo. The cornerstone of this redevelopment project is the Northland Workforce Training Center in the former Niagara Machine and Tool Works, which was one of the oldest and largest tool and machine manufacturing facilities built and operated in Buffalo in the 20th century.


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