Two Westchester properties, The Manor Club in Pelham Manor, and the South Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery in South Salem, are among 21 properties statewide that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places
Once the recommendations are approved by the state historic preservation officer, the properties are listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places and then nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, where they are reviewed and, once approved, entered on the National Register.
The Manor Club, Pelham Manor – built in 1921-1922 to house a women’s social, literary, and philanthropic club, is a Tudor Revival-style building that became a social and cultural center for the whole community and provided women with leadership and educational opportunities.
The South Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery, South Salem contains 373 graves, the earliest of which is recorded as 1739, including two veterans of the French & Indian War, 26 local veterans of the American Revolution, and two veterans of the War of 1812.
“Preserving these historic sites helps promote tourism, one of New York’s fastest growing industries, especially upstate,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo in a press release announcing the nominations. “These sites represent notable parts of New York’s past and I encourage travelers to visit them and learn about our state’s great history.”