VAF member Christine O'Malley works with Alpha Phi Alpha to get structure nominated and stabilized

18 Apr 2016 1:30 PM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

Dennis-Newton House, Ithaca, NYChristine O'Malley has been working with Alpha Phi Alpha, the first African-American Greek letter intercollegiate fraternal organization in the US to get the Dennis-Newton house in Ithaca, NY (considered the birthplace of their fraternity) locally designated, which was achieved in 2015.  Building on that accomplishment, she is currently working with the  NY SHPO to get the structure listed on the National Register for Historic Places. She also helped get the house nominated for the Seven to Save list as a path to stabilize the house for the future.  Seven to Save is the Preservation League of New York State list that draws attention to the plight of New York State’s vacant or underused National Historic Landmarks, historic communities prone to flooding, African American cultural heritage, and industrial heritage.

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