Oak Hill Country Club and Todd Union on the University of Rochester campus have been recommended for inclusion on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Oak Hill’s two Donald Ross-designed courses and Tudor Revival style clubhouse are Pittsford landmarks built in the early 20th century.
Todd Union is a Georgian Revival-style building that was built in 1930 and has an early and significant association with advancing the gay liberation movement on the U of R campus and throughout the city of Rochester, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office said.
“New York’s built environment reminds us of our state’s rich and diverse history,” Gov. Hochul said in a news release. “These nominations reflect parts of our past and demonstrate New Yorkers capacity for growth, innovation, demonstration, and change. Adding these sites to our historic registers emphasizes the roles that they have played — and will continue to play — in New York’s story.”
A State and National Register listing can assist owners in revitalizing properties, making them eligible for various public preservation programs, such as matching state grants and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.
The Pines of Perinton was added in January.
Hochul’s office said New York leads the nation in use of Historic Tax Credits, with $4.5 billion in total rehabilitation costs between 2017 and 2021. Since 2011, the Historic Tax Credit program has stimulated over $12 billion in project expenditures in the state.
“Investment in our historic resources is an investment in our future, said Erik Kulleseid, commissioner of the state’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. “With State and National Registers recognition, opportunities for state and federal tax credits can help drive preservation efforts forward and encourage additional investments in our communities.”
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