Two Niagara Street buildings and a public school on Best have been recommended for inclusion on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The three recommended are:
• Buffalo Milk Company building, 885 Niagara St. Constructed between 1903 and 1905, the Buffalo Milk Company, later Queen City Dairy, used the building for the pasteurization and distribution of milk, the first large-scale milk company to do so in Buffalo.
• F.N. Burt Company Factory “C” building, 1502 Niagara St. The daylight factory building was constructed in 1911 for the largest producer of boxes for cigarettes and cosmetics in the United States. Like other surviving Burt factory buildings, Factory C is also associated with general manager Mary R. Cass, one of the most successful women executives in the country.
• Buffalo Public School 24, 775 Best St. Beginning in the 1930s. The school provided educational opportunities for people with sight impairment, and later, for students with learning and intellectual disabilities, predating state and federal laws regulating education for all students with special needs.
“New York’s history is this country’s history, and with the nomination of these landmarks and sites we will help ensure these parts of this state’s rich heritage are maintained and preserved for generations to come,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said.
“Listing these assets on the State and National Registers of Historic Places will pay homage to historic figures and events that helped shape New York into the great state it is today, while advancing efforts to support heritage tourism statewide.”
State and National Registers listings also assist property owners in revitalizing buildings, making them eligible for various public preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits. 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.