City of Troy New York
Troy City Hall433 River Street Troy, NY 12180
Hours 8:30 to 4:30518-279-7168 Phone518-268-1690 Fax
Resources to Help Owners make Appropriate Decisions
City of Troywww.email@example.com
Rensselaer County Historic Societywww.rchsonline.org The Hudson-Mohawk Industrial Gatewaywww.hudsonmohawkgateway.org Lansingburgh Historical Societywww.lansingburghhistoircalsociety.org The Washington Park Associationhttp://wpa-troy.org/
State and Federal Resources
NYS Parks and Recreation
State Historic Preservation Officewww.nysparks.com/shpoTax credits:www.nysparks.com/shpo/tax-credit-programs/or call 518-237-8643.Preservation League of New York Statewww.preservenys.org Secretary of the Interior Standardswww.nps.gov/hps/tps/standguide/rehab/rehab_standards.htm Preservation Briefshttp://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs.htm
You own property in one of Troy’s Historic Districts. Troy’s historic
architecture is among its most distinctive characteristics.Preserving these buildings will benefit you, your neighborhood,and the city at large. We are your partners in preservation. We look forward to helping you celebrate the historic legacy of your property.Troy Historic Review Committee Troy Department of Planning & Economic Development Troy Historic Districts and Landmarks Review Commission Troy Bureau of Code Enforcement
Photo by Jill Malouf.
Throughout the country, values of properties in local historic districts are higher than similar properties outside of historic districts, when all other factors are equal.
Troy’s Historic Districts:
Reflections of its Industrious Past
Troy’s Historic Districts and Landmarks Commission and Troy’s
Historic Review Committee are your partners in preservation.
The city of Troy has some of the finest19th-century architecture in the country.Buildings throughout the city are a tan-gible representation of a story of a citythat grew to great importance by being inthe right place at the right time. Locatedat the head of navigation on the HudsonRiver, the city took full advantage of itsposition at the crossroads of majortransportation routes including theHudson and Mohawk Rivers, the Erie andChamplain Canals, and a vast network of railroads.Many diverse industries developed,harnessing the waterpower of streamsflowing into the Hudson. The diverseskills of the local workers transformedraw materials into products that wereshipped around the world. Theseincluded steel, shirt collars, bells, castiron stoves and surveying instruments.Troy was also home to educationalpioneers, abolitionists, and the equalrights movement.The fine architecture in Troy's localhistoric districts is a reflection of Troy's19th-century industrial success. Thecommercial buildings are a mix of manufacturing, banking, and retailestablishments. The residential buildingsare a mix of houses built by industrialleaders featuring ornate architecturaldetails and working class housing inmore simplified versions of grand late19th-century townhouses.Maintaining the evidence of theextraordinary story of the industriousAmericans who settled in the city of Troyis a worthy endeavor. Preserving Troy's19th-century architecture helps createan inviting historic atmosphere that willallow the story to live on now and forfuture generations. It will also attractvisitors and potential residents who wantto live in a dynamic city that was oncehome to forward thinking industrialistsand is now home to a forward thinking community of people who take pride inthe breathtaking historic districts theycall home.
Photos by Sloane Bullough and Christopher Eastman unless noted otherwise
A Property Owner’s Guide