TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — A historic enterprise preservation registry is now in location many thanks to a new initiative to celebrate and honor some of New York’s oldest businesses.
Tarrytown Music Hall, a cultural crown jewel in Westchester County, is one particular of the initially to be listed, CBS2’s Tony Aiello noted Monday.
“This is a beloved spot. We’re taking care of it for awhile. Somebody’s gonna appear soon after us, and that perception of continuity seriously is what is actually outstanding and exclusive about operating in this article,” explained Govt Director Bjorn Olsson.
The Tarrytown Music Corridor has been welcoming patrons due to the fact 1885, the gilded age when captains of marketplace constructed mansions in this Hudson River city.
“Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson have spoken listed here. We’ve observed benefit demonstrates that includes Irving Berlin,” Olsson said.
B.B. King, the B-52’s, and several additional much too.
The hall survived the 1918 Spanish Flu, as effectively as the 460-day mandated shutdown in the course of the COVID pandemic, thanks to like and assistance from the group.
“People saved their memberships. They reported ‘Hey, never refund my tickets. Just keep there so that you can be there for when this issue is about. I’ll be again,'” Olsson stated.
The appreciate is shared by State Senate Chief and Acting Lieutenant Gov. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who nominated the new music hall for the inaugural New York State Historic Enterprise Preservation Registry.
“The character, the historical past, the magnificence of the architecture, the acoustics, these factors you you should not get a possibility to seriously encounter,” Stewart-Cousins stated.
The corridor turned a not-for-revenue cultural corporation in the 1980s.
Placement on the registry brings marketing and advertising guidance from the condition to preserve patrons in the seats for several years to come.
Just six p.c of undertaking arts venues in the U.S. opened in advance of 1900, putting Tarrytown Songs Hall in elite company.