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Programs in Elmira, Hornell Outline Benefits of Historic Preservation

Contact: Erin Tobin, Vice President of Policy and Preservation | Preservation League of New York State etobin@preservenys.org | 518.462.5658 ext. 12

Albany, NY, 01/14/2020 Homeowners, commercial property owners, realtors, contractors, architects, non-profit and community leaders are invited to attend a meeting to learn how preservation plays a key role in economic development, job creation, community revitalization, and smart, sustainable growth.

The Preservation League of New York State will present two programs in the Southern Tier on the benefits of historic preservation:

  • Thursday, January 30 | 12:00 noon - 2:00 PM
    Chemung Valley History Museum | 415 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901

  • Monday, February 24 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    Hornell Community Arts Center | 56 Broadway Mall, Hornell, NY 14843

The presentations will outline the benefits of historic preservation with a focus on community revitalization through use of historic preservation incentives. Property owners can find out if they are eligible for tax credits for repairs they make on their historic buildings, and municipal and non-profit leaders can learn about the League's grant programs. The League will share success stories from historic districts around the state. Both presentations are made possible with support from the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. and the Corning Incorporated Foundation.

"The League is the statewide clearinghouse for the latest information, training, and techniques that illustrate the role preservation plays in making our communities better places to live and work," said Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League of New York State. "We're pleased to have been invited to Steuben and Chemung Counties to discuss programs that can help homeowners provide safer and healthier homes for their families, support nonprofit organizations' efforts to enhance local cultural resources, and help business owners protect their commercial investments for years to come."

Architects may receive (2) HSW credit hours towards satisfying their continuing education license renewal requirements after attending the program. The Preservation League of New York State is a certified sponsor of Continuing Education Credits for Architects through the New York State Education Department.

The program is free to attend, but registration is required. Register online at https://www.preservenys.org/public-presentations. For additional information, contact Janna Rudler at jrudler@preservenys.org or phone (607) 296 - 0329.

About the Preservation League of New York State
Since its founding in 1974, the Preservation League has built a reputation for action and effectiveness. Our goal has been to preserve our historic buildings, districts and landscapes and to build a better New York, one community at a time. The Preservation League of New York State invests in people and projects that champion the essential role of preservation in community revitalization, sustainable economic growth and the protection of our historic buildings and landscapes. We lead advocacy, economic development, and education programs across the state. Connect with us at preservenys.org, facebook.com/preservenys, twitter.com/preservenys, and instagram.com/preservenys.
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