Olivebridge site among historic register nominees
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.