19th century Ogdensburg building nominated for state and national registers of historic places
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 2:53 pm

OGDENSBURG -- First Baptist Church has been nominated for placement on the state and national registers of historic places.

Built between 1830 and 1833 and remodeled numerous times, the church, at 617 State St., played a central role in spiritual life in Ogdensburg.

The church is distinctive for its collection of stained glass windows produced by Ogdensburg resident Harry James Horwood between 1931 and 1944.

The state and national registers are the official lists of buildings, structures, districts, landscapes, objects and sites significant in the history, architecture, archeology and culture of New York State and the nation.

Listings on the registers can assist property owners in revitalizing buildings, making them eligible for various public preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.

Once approved by the state historic preservation officer, the properties are listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places and then nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

The nomination application, with lots of historical information, and photos can be seen at http://on.ny.gov/2Dy7gLq.