Felicia and Mark,
2015-08-30 comment from Town Historian, for filing and website posting.
Eric Hollman, Planner
Tel. (845) 485-3658, Fax (845) 486-7885
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:51 PM
To: Todd Tancredi
To: Supervisor Todd Tancredi
From: Town Historian John R. Pinna
Date: August 30, 2015
1. Landmark buildings which are to be preserved for reuse should be clearly identified prior to any demolition plan.
2. The identified landmark buildings should be better lighted, secured and protected from further damage, scrappers and vandals so they can be reused in the future development of the site. This should also reduce restoration cost.
3. Consideration should be given to the reuse of other historic buildings if they can assist the developer and town in marketing the project as a unique location to purchase and/or resettle.
4. The preservation of the Great Lawn should identify and include as much of the original Frederick Law Olmsted landscape vision as possible since this will recreate a historic gathering place for the town.
Historic markers should be created and appropriated located on the site in order
to share with the community and visitors the important historic aspects of the
site: the influence of the
6. The commission would like to see the development of a documented history and photographs of all the buildings located on the site prior to demolition for the education and appreciation for future generations.