A group of organizations have joined with several local officials in trying to delay the demolition of Parrott Hall in Geneva by its owner, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The coalition, which includes the Geneva Historical Society and the Preservation League of New York State, presented the results of a building assessment performed by a structural engineer Thursday. Bruce Reisch tells us about some of the findings of that report.
Bruce on what the coalition hopes State Parks will take away from their building assessment.
Parrott Hall, built in 1852, and initially called Denton House, was the original farm homestead purchased by the State of New York to establish the Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. It was the first building in the city of Geneva listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1975 ownership was transferred to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) for the express purpose of creating a State Historic Site.