PRESERVATION LEAGUE ANNOUNCES PRESERVE NEW
Town of Russell Receives Funding
ALBANY, NY – 11/18/14 –
The Preservation League of New York State has made a grant of $8,500 to support the cost of a historic structure report for the Russell Town Hall and Theater.
This 1921 brick Classical Revival municipal building houses town government, the court, the post office
and an ornate theater. It was designed by Samuel D. P. Williams, a prominent
Ogdensburg architect. The site and funding were provided by Mr. and Mrs.
Seymour H. Knox and Seymour H. Knox Jr., the family closely associated with
Buffalo arts, culture and equestrian activities.
The historic structure report
will be completed by Holmes King Kallquist & Associates, Architects, and
will guide the town’s effort to address masonry repair, accessibility,
plaster and stenciling restoration, and other issues facing this State and
National Register-listed landmark.
Robert Best, Town Supervisor,
said, “Use of the Town Hall and Theater has been increasing, and this
historic structure is important to our community. A historic structure report
will help us maintain our Town Hall for future generations, and we are very
grateful for the assistance this grant award gives us to look towards and plan
for the future.”
New York Grant Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the
Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State
Legislature. “With the announcement of the 2014 awards, the total support
provided by Preserve New York since its launch in 1993 is over $1.9 million to
307 projects statewide,” said Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation
League. “Preserve New York has a strong track record of bolstering local
preservation efforts and delivering a strong return on investment.”
August, 2014 meeting, the Preserve New York grant program panel selected 15
applicants in 12 counties around the state to share $100,000 in funding,”
said Tania Werbizky, the League's Regional Director of Technical and Grant
Programs in western New York. “As always, the competition for these funds
was intense. The Preservation League is delighted to help advance the
preservation efforts of the Town of Russell with timely funding from Preserve
municipalities receiving grant awards in 2014 are: Albany
County: Westerlo Public Library; Chautauqua
County: Chautauqua County Historical Society; Columbia
County: Town of Livingston; Erie
County (2): Elmwood Village Association; Village of Springville; Essex
County (2): Fort Ticonderoga Association, Inc.; Town of Westport; Genesee
County: LeRoy Business Council; Greene
County: Town of Lexington; Montgomery
County (2): Village of Fultonville; Village of St. Johnsville; Orleans
County: Village of Holley; St.
Lawrence County: Town of Russell; Steuben
County: Town of Campbell; Sullivan
County: Town of Delaware, Hamlet of Callicoon.
more information on the Preserve New York Grant Program, please call
518-462-5658 or visit the League’s website at www.preservenys.org.