Village of Philmont Historic District

An informational online presentation will be 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.