Zoom Webinar | Creating a Village of Philmont Historic District

An informational online presentation hosted by Philmont Beautification, Inc. as a Zoom webinar on June 24th at 7pm to facilitate community discussions of the Cultural Resources Survey, and how it can lead to creating a Village of Philmont Historic District. It will consist of two speakers and a community Q&A aimed at starting the conversation to build consensus to create a Historic District.

“Philmont’s History & Survey” presented by preservationist consultant, Jessie Ravage. The presentation will cover Ravage’s experience of assembling the Cultural Resources Survey, the history of Philmont as a mill town, and her recommendations for creating a Village of Philmont Historic District.

“Creating a Village of Philmont Historic District” presented by Jennifer Betsworth, a Historic Preservation Program Analyst at NYS Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Ms. Betsworth will present a high level presentation of the process involved in creating a Village of Philmont Historic District, what a National Register nomination entails, a review of the preservation tax credit programs available to property owners, address some of the misconceptions about what a Historic District is and is not, and how the preservation tax credits can assist property owners with repairs to their properties – both interior and exterior.

All are welcome to attend! The link to join the PBI Zoom presentation will be posted on the Village of Philmont’s site and on the Village FB page on June 1st and will be provided on various local social media platforms and by direct email to subscribers to the Village of Philmont mailing list.

*Preserve New York is a signature grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts and the Preservation League of New York State. Preserve New York is made possible with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.