Olive­bridge site among his­toric reg­is­ter nom­i­nees

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

AL­BANY, N.Y. >> The for­mer SUNY New Paltz Ashokan Field Cam­pus on Beaverkill Road in the town of Olive, now known as the Ashokan Cen­ter, is among 16 sites nom­i­nated for in­clu­sion on the state and na­tional reg­is­ters of his­toric places, ac­cord­ing to the State Of­fice of Parks, Recre­ation and His­toric Preser­va­tion.

The Beaverkill Road prop­erty’s de­vel­op­ment dates to 1731, hav­ing op­er­ated as a farm, a pulp mill, a re­treat cen­ter and camp for en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tionr.

Other nom­i­nees in­clude the Schoharie Vil­lage His­toric Dis­trict; the Rock­e­feller coun­try es­tate at Po­can­tico Hills in Westch­ester County; and Dres­den Dis­trict School No. 2, a one-room school­house erected around 1880 be­tween Lake Ge­orge and Lake Cham­plain.

In­clu­sion on the reg­is­ters can aid preser­va­tion and restora­tion ef­forts through gov­ern­ment grants, ac­cord­ing to the New York State Board for His­toric Preser­va­tion.

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