We have compiled a set of resources relating to inquiries you may have regarding this project, which is funded by a Preserve NY Grant from the Preservation League of NYS. Please scroll down to find pertinent links, online resources, and documents. If you do not find what you are looking for here, please get in touch.
We thank everyone who attended our November 18 Community Forum, which was recorded via Zoom and can be accessed here.
Please download the Wainscott Reconnaissance Survey Community Forum Questionnaire.
Take your time to think about and reply to as many of the questions as possible.
Send us your responses by January 2024 via USPS or email.
This information will remain anonymous and confidential.
A reconnaissance survey is the first step towards identifying historic properties and understanding their significance within local, state and/or national historic contexts. The purpose of a reconnaissance survey is to establish basic historic and/or architectural contexts associated with the development and physical character of an area.
This project will focus on identifying previously undocumented periods and types of resources to better understand the evolution of Wainscott’s built environment up to about fifty years ago, especially the impacts of suburbanization during the early/mid-twentieth century. The final report will include a selected inventory of historic properties accompanied by maps and photographs, as well as historic and/or architectural contexts and recommendations for further study. Recommendations might include potential updates to existing State/National Registers of Historic Places nominations, or Intensive-Level Surveys to seek evaluations of eligibility for the State/National Registers from the State Historic Preservation Office.
Wainscott Heritage Project has selected Sarah Kautz Consulting Corp. to conduct the Wainscott Reconnaissance Survey. Ms. Kautz will document properties and develop historic contexts for their significance in accordance with the criteria for the State/National Registers of Historic Places. Essential to the success of this project are public meetings she will conduct: at least two community forums to gather input from local stakeholders and two public meetings to present findings and next steps.
Learn the who, what, where, why and how of surveys.
Technical information on comprehensive planning, survey of cultural resources, and registration in the National Register of Historic Places.
Provides individuals and communities with information and tools to support the preservation and revitalization of New York's rich heritage and culture.
An example of a Reconnaissance-Level Historic Resources Survey conducted for the Village of Greenport, New York, in 2020.
An example of a Reconnaissance-Level Survey prepared for
Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation & Landmark East Harlem.
An example of a Reconnaissance-Level Survey prepared for the City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning.
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an ongoing selection of documents from various sources pertaining to Wainscott
an ongoing selection of documents from various sources pertaining to preservation