Press Release: Supervisor Hoehmann Announces Tallman-Budke and Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen Houses listed on National Historic Register of Historic Places
For Immediate Release
July 13, 2017
Supervisor Hoehmann Announces Tallman-Budke
and Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen Houses listed on
National Historic Register of Historic Places
(New City, NY) - Clarkstown
Supervisor George Hoehmann today announced that the Tallman-Budke
Houses were added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The nine acre Traphagen property, which includes the 1791 Tallman-Budke House and the 1820 Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen House, was recently added to the New York State
Register of Historic Places as well. The State then
forwarded the nomination to the Keeper of the National Register for review, who
approved the application.
has made it one of his priorities to restore and renovate the houses and
property to preserve our history for future generations. Supervisor
Hoehmann worked with our State Representatives to secure $500,000 in state
grants to restore the houses.
is a historic jewel of Clarkstown and I will continue to make the
rehabilitation of Traphagen a priority,” said
Supervisor George Hoehmann. “Being listed on the National Register of
Historic Places is acknowledgment of the impact Clarkstown has made, not only
on the history of our great State, but of our great Country. I’m honored
and proud to have received this designation.”
The Tallman-Budke house is one of the oldest sandstone houses in the
region and the Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen
house represents a colonial revival style dwelling. The historic houses
are adjacent to the Town’s 78 acre park called Germonds
In addition, this year
the Town started a weekly farmers market on the property giving Clarkstown
residents access to agricultural products and returning this unique and
historic property to its roots as a farm.
The National Register
of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy
of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966,
the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a
national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to
identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.