Watkins Glen Commercial Historic District

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Watkins Glen Commercial Historic District

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Watkins Glen Commercial Historic District, June 2013
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Location 108-400 & 201-317 N. Franklin St., 111 W. 4th St. & 215 S. Madison St., Watkins Glen, New York
Coordinates 42°22′53″N76°52′26″W / 42.38139°N 76.87389°W / 42.38139; -76.87389 Coordinates: 42°22′53″N76°52′26″W / 42.38139°N 76.87389°W / 42.38139; -76.87389
Area 4.49 acres (1.82 ha)
Built 1844 (1844)-1939
Architect Freeburg, Raymond, etc.
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP reference # 11001009 [1]
Added to NRHP January 4, 2012

Watkins Glen Commercial Historic District is a national historic district located at Watkins Glen in Schuyler County, New York. It encompasses 33 contributing buildings in the central business district of Watkins Glen. It developed between about 1844 and 1939 and includes notable examples of Greek Revival, Italianate, Classical Revival, Colonial Revival, Second Empire and Romanesque Revival style architecture. Notable buildings include the Watkins Glen Municipal Building (1939), Watkins Glen Fire Station (1935), Watkins State Bank (1911), Hotel Kendall (1891), Haring Building (1844), former Watkins Post Office (1905), Freer Opera House (c. 1860), and the Durand Block (1897). [2]

Watkins Glen, New York Village in New York, United States

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States, and it is the county seat of Schuyler County. Watkins Glen lies within the towns of Dix and Reading. The current mayor, as of 2015, is Samuel Schimizzi. The village is home to the well-known race track Watkins Glen International, host of NASCAR Cup Series, IndyCar and a former host of the United States Grand Prix of Formula One.

Schuyler County, New York County in the United States

Schuyler County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,343, making it the second-least populous county in New York. The county seat is Watkins Glen. The name is in honor of General Philip Schuyler, one of the four major generals in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.

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It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register of Historic Places". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/03/12 through 1/06/12. National Park Service. 2012-01-13.
  2. "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation . Retrieved 2015-11-01.Note: This includes Virginia L. Bartos (June 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Watkins Glen Commercial Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11-01. and Accompanying photographs