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Three area sites recommended for historic designation

ALBANY – The State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended three area entities to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

In Ulster County, the Ashokan Field Campus Historic District in Olive Bridge illustrates several centuries of development, beginning with the late 18th century farming and industrial development of Winchell Falls through its mid-20th century redevelopment as a recreational retreat for faculty and students applying an early, innovative outdoor education program.

In Westchester County, Robinwood Historic District in Ossining has highly intact suburban housing development consisting of a related group of 21 mid-century Modern houses erected in the 1960s.

Also in Westchester, the Rockefeller Pocantico Hill Estate Historic District in Pocantico Hills has historic landscaping including the late 19th century estates developed by William R. Rockefeller and his brother, John D. Rockefeller, Sr., and continues largely under the oversight of the latter’s son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., which were linked by means of an extensive network of crushed-stone carriage roads.

 


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