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NY State Preservation Group Issues 'Seven To Save' List

The upstate homes of black families who migrated north decades ago, a New York City library designed by a renowned Gilded Age architect and a rail corridor in the Adirondacks have made a New York preservation group's list of historic places to save.

The Preservation League of New York State has released its "Seven to Save" designees for 2016-17.

The list includes a cluster of shotgun-style houses on Albany's outskirts where blacks who were part of the Great Migration began settling during World War II. Also on the list are the Gould Memorial Library in the Bronx, designed by Stanford White, and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad in Essex and Franklin counties.

Others making the list include an abandoned Buffalo factory, a 180-year-old church in Newburgh, Schenectady's Stockade District and the Dennis-Newton House in Ithaca.

© 2016 AP

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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