Warsaw Historical Society
Proposal for Revitalization
The Central Business District
The Village of Warsaw
The Warsaw Historical Society has been deeply involved in developing strategies to encourage revitalization of the Main Street business district. Presentations include:
Submitted application for a sign at the corner of North Main and East Courts designating the Monument Circle Historical District
Launched a plaque program to encourage owners to display construction dates and/or other historical facts.
Secured Charlotte Cook's permission to instal a monument and plaque on her 140 North Main Street lot, the Augustus Frank Home, establishing the historical and architecture significance of the home.
Created a website highlighting the architectural and historical significance of the village/town from early settlment in 1803 through the turn of the century boom in construction and industry/business. www.warsawhistory.org
State and National Register Applications
Submitted application for a new historic district on North Main Street.
Currently working with Robert Englert of the State Parks Department of Historic Preservation to apply for designation of village/town as part of the Freedom Trail.
Working to locate structures used in the underground railroad.
Working to identify other individual structures eligible for nomination to the State and National Registers of Historic Places
A Play, The Woman in the Box
Sponsored a historical play written by local writer, Harvey Granite, which will further highlight the historical significance of the community taking a very early stand against slavery and being strongly committed to aiding runaway slaves.
Revitalization Project - Facade Restoration - Downtown
Presented the Society's plans to the Warsaw Village Planning Board asking for their assistance when owners wish to restore facades or use additional spaces. Secured the planning board's cooperation.
Requested the New York State Department of Building Codes to authorize a representative to discuss changes in building code laws which encourage use and reuse of buildings.
Requested and received a State Department of Parks' representative, Ms. Andrea Rebeck, agreement to assist with needs identification for facade restorations.
Presently assembling a packet of information to be delivered to down town owners including tax credits, building code law changes, photos of original facades and a copy of the "Tools" study.
Met Ms. DelPlato about the transportation study.