Preservation group supports re-establishing Seneca Falls historic district

The nonprofit Preserve Seneca Falls is urging the town to re-designate the boundaries of the Seneca Falls Heritage Preservation District as it existed when the village of Seneca Falls dissolved Dec. 31, 2011.

And in a separate motion, Preserve Seneca Falls supports the sale of the Koch Building at 201 Fall St. to Home Leasing of Rochester, as long as the company plans to preserve the 1870s-era landmark building.

Copies of those motions have been forwarded to the Town Board and the town Heritage Preservation District.

The first motion notes that the town, per a recent court ruling, does not currently have an official, locally-designated historic district or historic landmarks. In order to maintain the town’s continued designation and participation as a New York State Heritage Area and to obtain benefits and advantages to the town because of that designation “all historically critical resources identified in the adopted Seneca Falls Heritage Area Management Plan are required to be protected by a viable historic preservation law.”

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