Warsaw Historical Society
 
                               Proposal  for Revitalization
 
                                          of
 
                              The Central Business District
 
                                          of
 
                                 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:
 
     Signage
 
     Submitted application for a sign at the corner of North Main and East Courts designating the Monument Circle Historical District
 
     Plaque Program
 
     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.
 
     Website
 
     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.