Historic Hillsdale

Mission of the Historic Hillsdale Committee

The Historic Hillsdale Committee works to preserve the unique heritage of the town of Hillsdale, including public buildings, homes, historic sites, trails, landscapes and other features of the town in order to protect and preserve that which gives Hillsdale its character and enhances our quality of life.

Committee Members

Chris Atkins
Jane Fox
Tammy Gaskell
Shirley Ripullone
Ollie Smith
Mike Stertz
Ryan Walsh, Chair

Meeting Notes

August 2019
September 2019

Historic Preservation Tax Benefits
The Historic Hillsdale Committee has published a brochure to promote the tax benefits of life in Hillsdale’s historic district. Owners of historic residential and/or income-producing buildings in the District may qualify for federal and/or state income tax credits for rehabilitating their property. A handful of property owners have already taken advantage of this valuable tax credit and can attest to its straightforward process. See programs.

A federal and state tax credit is available to owners of historic, commercial, office, industrial or rental residential buildings, and a state credit to owner occupied residential structures. Be sure to get the facts before starting any renovations. Download brochure interior [PDF] with details. Exterior [PDF] here.

Visit the Town Clerk’s area for more information and application forms for Tax Credits.

For information on the NYS and Federal Investment Tax Credit programs, including whether or not your property qualifies, contact:  Larry Moss at 518-268-2817 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Designation of Hillsdale Hamlet Historic District

Grants from the Preservation League of New York State and The Berkshire Taconic Foundation funded the project, led by Larson Fisher Associates, and included an extensive survey of the Hillsdale Hamlet.  This culminated in the designation of the Hillsdale Hamlet Historic District now listed on the State and National Registers. 82 properties are included in Hillsdale’s Hamlet Historic District.

The complete survey is available for viewing at the Roe Jan Community Library or Hillsdale Town Hall.  To read an abbreviated version of the Historic Hillsdale Survey of 44 properties, click here.

See Historic District map