Bernadette Castro


New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation Field Services Bureau
Peebles Island, PO Box 189, Waterford, New York 12188-0189

July 27, 1999

Ms. Gwen Goodwiin
The Coalition to Save P.S. 109
152 East 100th Street
Apt. 5 E
New York, NY 10029


P.S. 109
215 East 99th Street
New York, New York County

Dear Ms. Goodwin:

We are pleased to inform you that the property noted above will be considered by the State Review Board at its nextg meeting for nomination to the National and State REgisters of Historic Places. These registers are the federal and state governments' official lists of historic properties worthy of preservation. Listing in the Registers provides recognition of our national, state and local heritage and assistance in preserving it. Enclosed is a copy of the criteria underr which properties are evaluated for listing.

Listing in the National and State Registers affords properties a measure of protection from the effects of federal and/or state sponsored or assisted projects, provides eligibility for certain federal tax provisions and renders certain properties eligible for federal and state preservation grants. In general, there are no restrictions placed upon private owners of registered properties. The results of listing are explained more fully in the atgtached fact sheet.

Owners of private properties proposed for listing in the National Register must be given to opportunity to concur in or object to the listing. Each private property owner has one vote regardless of how many properties or what part of a single property that party owns. A notarized objection by the sole owner of a private property will prevent that property from being listed in the National Register. For properties or districts under multiple ownership, a majority of the owners must object in order to prevent the listing. If a property owner wishes to object to a proposed listing, he/she must submit a notarized acknowledgement tha he/she is the owner of the property in question and that he/she objects to the proposed National Register listing. Objections must be submitted before the property is listed. Specific instructions for objecting to National Register listing are given in the enclosed fact sheet.

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If a property cannot be listed because of owner objection, the SHPO will submit the nomination to the Keeper of the National Register for a determination of eligibility for listing. Properties formally determined eligible for National Register listing by the Keeper are subject to the same protection from the effects of federally sponsored or assisted projects as are listed properties. There are no provisions in the New Yorki State Historic Preservation Act that allow an owner to prevent listing in the State Register by means of objection.

If you wish to comment on whether or not the property shoulod be nominated to the National and State Registers, please send your comments to the SHPO at the address below. Comments must be received by June 8, 2000 in order to be considerred when this property is reviewed by the State Review Board.

A draft copy of the proposed nomination uis on file in this office and can be made availabloe to you upon request. For more information, please contact Kathy Howe, Historic Preservation Field Services Bureau, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Peebles Island, P.O. Box 189, Waterford, New York 12188-0189, (518)237-8643, ext. 3266.


Historic Preservation
Field Services Bureau


Fact Sheet
Criteria for Evaluation