Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced 23 properties statewide that are being considered for the State and National Registers of Historic Places, and two local ones have made the cut.
The Upper Genesee Street Historic District in Utica is one of theme, which encompasses the stretch of Genesee Street between Jay Street and South Street, along with the areas along the side such as Bank Place, Broadway, and the state and county office buildings.
“The buildings in the city's commercial core embody the history of the community from 1825 to 1972, representing its years of economic success, subsequent decline, and efforts at rejuvenation as a pioneering project of the Urban Renewal program,” according to Cuomo’s news release.
The other local property being considered is the Oneida Downtown Commercial Historic District in the city of Oneida.
According to the release, “The district reflects the historic evolution of the city, which emerged as a regional transportation hub and industrial center after the Civil War thanks to the Oneida Feeder Canal and the Utica-Syracuse Railroad.”
For a complete list of the 23 properties being considered and more about them, click here.