Lower Main Street Historic District

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Lower Main Street Historic District
Lower Main Street, Beacon, NY.jpg
The south side of Lower Main Street, 2007
Lower Main Street Historic District is located in New York
Lower Main Street Historic District
Lower Main Street Historic District is located in the United States
Lower Main Street Historic District
LocationBeacon, NY
Coordinates41°30′30″N 73°58′37″W / 41.50833°N 73.97694°W / 41.50833; -73.97694Coordinates: 41°30′30″N 73°58′37″W / 41.50833°N 73.97694°W / 41.50833; -73.97694
Area50 acres (20 ha)
Built1850-1950
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #87002198[1]
Added to NRHP1987

The Lower Main Street Historic District is a historic district comprising the first several blocks of Main Street (NY 52 Business) in Beacon, east of its intersection with South Street, the end of its concurrency with NY 9D. The District covers about 50 acres (20 ha.) and includes 32 buildings, most of them in the late 19th-century Italianate style.[2]

Many of these buildings have been extensively renovated and are now used for businesses such as boutiques and art galleries. The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries currently has its home in one of the buildings.

The District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

Contributing properties[edit]

Beacon Firehouse -1

The former Lewis Tompkins Hose Company No. 1 Firehouse, was the first built in what later became the city of Beacon, New York. Designed by Schuyler Tillman and Benjamin Hall in a Second Empire style, it was completed in 1893. It is located at 140 Main Street, a block away from NY 9D, and was later renovated as an art glass studio.[3] On December 6, 2004 it was listed on the National Register of Historic in its own right.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Nancy L. Todd (October 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Lower Main Street Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-10-24. See also: "Accompanying 32 photos".
  3. ^ Hudson Beach Glass

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