Cropsey farm in new city added to historic register

One of several roosters at the Blauvelt Cropsey Farm in New City, photographed Feb. Diy trellis 7, 2017. Masonry supply near me The farm has been in existence since before the Revolutionary War, and part of the original barn still stand. Tactile paving Jim Cropsey’s family ran the farm from the late 19th century through the 1990’s until the farm was bought by Rockland County and the Town of Clarkstown.


Fantasy baseball keeper rankings Sen. Outdoor Charles Schumer has begun an effort to bring federal recognition to the farm, which among other things, would make funds available to restore the barn, which has fallen into disrepair. High pitch eric dead (Photo: Seth Harrison/The Journal News) Buy Photo

But the action by the park service — officially placing the 25-acre farm on the National Register of Historic Places on Jan. Landscape pictures free 30 — could open a spigot of grants to help restore the crumbling red barn on the site.

Rockland County and the Town of Clarkstown bought the property from Jim and Pat Cropsey in 2006 for $6.5 million. Patchwork The couple still reside in their impeccably maintained farmhouse (which was included in the sale), and will as long as they live, paying $1 a year as part of the sale.

The park service move follows similar historic designation by Clarkstown in 2015 and New York state last September. Usssa softball iowa Sen. Alabama softball Chuck Schumer sent a letter to the park service on Feb. Baseball online streaming 6, urging the federal designation, apparently unaware that the farm had already been listed on the register.

There’s work to be done on the farm, to restore the massive barn — hailed as a fine example of New World Dutch barn construction with tell-tale H-beam supports. Garden of eden location The county and town have vowed $900,000 to deal with the barn, and will discuss it this week, says Rockland County Executive Ed Day, but without an infusion of cash, the property runs the risk of being a farm with town, state and federal historic status, and a pile of historic barn rubble on it. Baseball pitches Family history

“The barn is in very bad shape,” she said. Little league pitch count “The town and the county have owned it all these years and they haven’t done a thing. How to design a garden When we sold, we had 10 builders who wanted to buy the property. Slow pitch softball swing We hadn’t been keeping up the barn, since we figured the builders would knock it down.”

Rockland Farm Alliance, which is working the land and a community supported agriculture garden, stopped using the barn, and came up with another place for its members to pick up their produce. Pitch definition music Hope in history

“Adding the Blauvelt-Cropsey Farm to the National Register of Historic Places would be a tremendous step forward to appropriately honor the Rockland’s often-forgotten rural roots – it preserves our past and also helps attract tourists,” Schumer’s letter read, in part. Diy outdoor wedding decorations “This designation would be a win-win for Rockland County while also protecting our agricultural industry.”

“There’s a variety of grants, like the Save America’s Treasure grant, the Historic Preservation Fund, there are thousands. Fantasy sports network If there’s an educational opportunity on farming, if an elementary school takes a class there on Rockland’s past, there might be a grant available to do that, to expand on the physical building and get someone there, full-time, like a tour. Define pitch in physics It becomes part of the National Park Service family.”

J. Cbssports fantasy baseball Paul Loether, Chief of the National Park Services’s National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks, said Monday that the farm was added to the National Register on Jan. Front yard ideas without grass 30. Timber merchants leeds Worth saving

Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann said the farm was one of the first things he talked to Day about after he was elected, even before taking office in January 2016.

“I certainly agree with the historic designation, which should open up avenues for potential grant opportunities for the historic structure to be preserved,” said Hoehmann, who has secured grants to restore and preserve the Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen property in Clarkstown, which dates to the 1810. Landscape photography settings A state grant added $500,000 to the project, the supervisor said.

“The Cropsey barn, when you peel it away and look at the internal structure, it’s a jewel,” he said. Landscape photoshop “The ability to preserve and protect it and potentially create some usable space where it could become an educational hub for the property would be a great thing.”

Hoehmann said the town and county had talked about allocating a million dollars and soliciting grants for the project, with Clarkstown’s portion of the project to be “under $400,000.”

“I agreed in concept with the county exec to participate in trying to preserve and restore the barn,” he said. Fencing classes near me “We certainly don’t want the thing to fall down. Facebook app for mac If that were ever to happen, it’s gone forever.

“It’s a glimpse into a period of time that’s long gone,” Hoehmann said. Fences by august wilson summary “We want to try and preserve that and make it accessible to the community.” Historical strings

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