Landmark Designation Of Afterglow-Area Home Advances

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Last week at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Verona Historic Preservation Commission, Mr. and Mrs. Ammeen of 11 Cole Road agreed to permit their house to be designated a landmark. The Verona property was one of approximately 75 to be identified as a property of historical, cultural, or architectural significance.

The John Foster House, circa 1925 and sitting on three-quarters of an acre, is a majestic example of Tudor Revival. The house is in an area which may, in the future, be designated as the Afterglow historic district which would be one of several Verona potential historic districts.

The Commission’s recommendation of 11 Cole Road to be a landmark will now go before the mayor and Town Council which is expected to wholeheartedly accept the Commission’s endorsement. The residence will then join the other two local landmarks: the Erie-Lackawanna Freight Shed at the corner of Depot Street and Personette Avenue and Verona United Methodist Church on Montrose Avenue. They were respectively designated as landmarks in 2010 and 2011.

If you are curious about the survey or any other components of the Commission, feel free to reach out to it at [email protected]. The Commission will also be represented at the Verona Fair in the Square on Saturday, December 3 from noon to 5 p.m.

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