Twenty-eight sites in 18 New York counties have been nominated to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, says the Governor’s Office.
Two are in Westchester County — Glenwolde Park Historic District in Tarrytown and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Hall of Records in Yonkers.
These nominations were made based on the property’s historical significance and is intended to promote the diversity and heritage of New York, state officials said.
The Metropolitan Life (shown above ) Neoclassical-style building has been used as a children’s residential treatment center and a former insurance records warehouse before it was sold to a developer. It is slated for millions of dollars in reconstruction and there is tentative city approval to turn this warehouse into 61 loft style apartments with indoor parking, a gym and a rooftop lounge.
It is unclear how if this designation is approved might impact this project.
The proposed Glenwolde Park Historic District is a subdivision of more than 10 Tudor Revival and Colonial Revival-style homes built in the 192os. It is on the east side of Route 9 in Tarrytown, south of Sheldon Avenue and includes houses along Glenwolde Park, Walter Street and Willowbrook Avenue, according to the district’s application to the state.
In a press release Gov. Andrew Cuomo said: “New York’s rich history is among its greatest assets and remains a strong draw for this state’s fast-growing tourism industry.”