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White Plains Creates Historical Preservation Commission

Robert Hoch is the commissioner of the newly created White Plains Historical Preservation Commission.
Robert Hoch is the commissioner of the newly created White Plains Historical Preservation Commission. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – For the first time in its history, White Plains has an historical preservation commission. Commission Chair Robert Hoch, also a trustee of the White Plains Historical Society, said that the commission already knows two buildings it wants to preserve, the Examiner News reported.

One of Soundview Manor at 283 Soundview Ave, a mansion built by architect Chester Patterson in 1919-20. Another commission member noticed that construction fencing around the property, and they immediately filed a stop-work order on the property so that it would not be demolished, according to the Examiner News.

The Examiner News also reported that Hoch cited a second property at 52 N. Broadway, known as the Good Counsel property. Although this property has been purchased for development, several of the structures on the property are on state and national historic registries, so there is not an urgent rush to preservation.

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