In addition to a recap of our work across New York State, we're marking the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal with some special content.
New York is celebrating the iconic Erie Canal from 2017-2025 - the span of construction from the groundbreaking in Rome in 1817 to the fabled "Wedding of the Waters" in New York Harbor in 1825. We're joining the party by highlighting some of the work we've supported in the Canal Corridor - as the song says - from Albany to Buffalo.
We've also added some new content to our website - "Protecting the Erie Canal Legacy." The resource features:
- A slideshow of photos of historic buildings, districts and landscapes along the corridor;
- A cloud-stored spreadsheet with live links to some 70 efforts funded, supported or awarded by the Preservation League. As additional records are added to the spreadsheet, the website will update automatically
- Through nearly $400,000 in grants, technical services, workshops, awards and our Industrial Heritage Reuse Project, the Preservation League has helped individuals, not-for-profits and municipalities revitalize dozens of canalside assets
- Loans from our Endangered Properties Intervention Program (EPIP) have added more than $300,000 in support
- Check it out at www.preservenys.org/eriecanal
That $700,000 investment has leveraged even more private and public dollars, and clearly illustrates the singular role that the League plays across the state in providing tangible support to preservation efforts.
We hope you'll consider supporting our work in communities large and small by becoming a member of the Preservation League! We'd be happy to send you a copy of the Annual Report with additional information and beautiful photos courtesy of The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor!
Photos by: Denis Tangney, Jr. / United States Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division