Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Callicoon Downtown Historic District in Sullivan County was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places. During the 1800’s the Callicoon District was a local service center, river landing and railroad stop for Delaware Valley and adjoining Catskills. It was the center of economic development and industry in the region, extending along Route 97. The official designation expands opportunities for federal historic tax credits and other resources to support future preservation and development initiatives.
“The inclusion of the Callicoon Downtown Historic District on the National Register of Historical Places serves as a national reminder of this special place in New York’s rich history and progress,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This designation offers a great opportunity to help restore and preserve prominent buildings like the Arden Theater and the Callicoon National Bank, known staples in the community that should be celebrated for generations to come.”
“We are delighted to learn that the Callicoon Downtown Historic District, Main Sts, Highview & Mitchell Aves., River & Hospital Rds., Bridge St., and NY 97, in Callicoon have been added to the National Register of Historic Places,” said Roberta Byron-Lockwood, President and CEO, Sullivan County Visitors Association. “Callicoon is a vital Delaware River community member that welcomes our visitors to the Delaware River as well as our Scenic Byway. This recognition spotlights natural beauty and history of our Sullivan Catskills.”