Updated: June 11, 2021 06:11 PM
Created: June 11, 2021 01:18 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York State's historic board recommended the expansion of a historic district in Rochester's Corn Hill neighborhood.
The State Board for Historic Preservation Friday included the Third Ward Historic District Boundary among its 15 recommended sites to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The current district spans a seven-block space and was officially listed in 1974. The board says it would recommend adding roughly nine new streets and more than 140 buildings.
"Although it includes many resources similar to those already listed, it also documents and adds the African American presence in the neighborhood, which began in the 19th century and extended into the 20th century," the board remarked.
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The board also recommended adding the St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Cemetery in LeRoy, Genesee County.
State and National Registers listing can help people living there with 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.
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