Clarkstown properties considered for state, national historic registers

Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen House

NEW CITY – The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended that the Onderdonck-Tallman and Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen Houses be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

The Blauvelt-Cropsey Farm has also been approved and will be added to the New York State Register of Historic Places. That has been forwarded to Washington, DC and the Blauvelt-Cropsey Farm is also up for consideration to be listed on the National Register.

After the Board for Historic Preservation recommends a property to the registers, the State Historic Preservation Officer, who is also the commissioner of Parks, must approve the nomination to be listed on the state register. The state then forwards the nomination to the Keeper of the National Register for review and once approved, it will appear on the National Register.

Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann said Traphagen and Cropsey Farm are the “historic jewels” of the town.

The two properties “have been a symbol of Rockland’s heritage for centuries and adding their names to the State and National Registers of Historic Places would only solidify their history and ensure that they will be preserved for generations to come,” said state Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski.

Originally published by Mid Hudson News

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