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21 properties tabbed for state, national historic registers

Nov 3, 2017

(WXXI News & AP) The Rochester cemetery where human rights pioneers Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony are buried is among the New York properties recommended for inclusion on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 21 properties, resources and districts to the registers. He says the list reflects the state's diverse culture and rich heritage.

Among the properties recommended are:  

-Rochester's Mount Hope Cemetery, built in 1838, where the graves of Douglass and Anthony are located;

-The Fairport Public Library, which was built in 1938 with funds provided by the Perinton Patriotic League and the Depression-era federal WPA program.

- The G.W. Todd-Wilmot Castle company building on University Avenue in Rochester. Built in 1909.  The G.W. Todd Company invented a patented machine to protect checks from forgery; and the Wilmot Castle Company, produced medical sterilizing equipment

The complete list of nominations can be found at the state the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website.