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 and Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen 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.
Supervisor Hoehmann 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.
“Traphagen 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 Park.
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.