Properties in Ontario, Seneca counties nominated to be added to National Register of Historic Places

Two Finger Lakes locations are among the 18 sites across the state recommended by the State Board for Historic Preservation to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

The George and Addison Wheeler House in East Bloomfield was first listed on the Register of Historic Places in 2005. The listing for this early 19th century residence and farm property is being expanded to include a historic barn that was recently acquired.

In Seneca County, the Hannah and George W. Jones House in Ovid is being nominated. Built in 1873, this Italianate-style residence retains its architectural features. Built for local wealthy couple, the building was later used as a funeral home.

State and National Registers listing can assist owners in revitalizing properties, making them eligible for various public preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.