New Rochelle is blessed with a rich historical heritage, much of which is still evident in the physical form of older structures, homes, and neighborhoods. The City has taken a variety of steps to encourage the preservation and rehabilitation of significant historic properties and also to raise public awareness about how these properties fit into the larger story of our community. In these efforts, we have been greatly aided by the work of the Historic and Landmarks Review Board (HLRB), a public body that oversees local landmark designation, reviews applications from our historic districts, and discharges a variety of other responsibilities.
The HLRB has just launched a terrific new website. From the site, you can learn about local historic properties, obtain information about the financial benefits that come with historic designation, and review lots of other useful facts. If you are interested in New Rochelle history, then be sure to spend a few minutes exploring.