HOPKINTON – The Hopkinton Green Historic District is among the nominees of a state board for inclusion in the state and national Registers of Historic Places.
“Placing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places will offer well-deserved recognition along with tools to help them last into the future,” said Commissioner Rose Harvey of the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
The Hopkinton Green Historic District includes the public green that Hopkinton’s founder, Roswell Hopkins, deeded to the town in 1808, “in the consideration of his good will and respect” for his fellow citizens, as well as the Town Hall, built in 1870, and the Congregational Church, built in 1892,
Listing these properties on the State and National Registers can assist their owners in revitalizing the structures, making them eligible for various public preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.
Once recommended sites are 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, where they are reviewed and, once approved, entered on the National Register.
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.
There are 90,000 historic buildings, structures and sites throughout the state listed on the National Register of Historic Places, individually or as components of historic districts.
Property owners, municipalities and organizations from communities throughout the state sponsored the nominations.