Group Adds 19th-Century Barracks to ‘Save’ List

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -
A Civil War-era photo of the Old Stone Barracks in Plattsburgh Air Force Base.
A Civil War-era photo of the Old Stone Barracks in Plattsburgh Air Force Base.

Pre-Civil War barracks on the grounds of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base were added Tuesday to a preservation organization’s list of the most threatened historic resources in New York state.

Rep. Bill Owens joined local officials for the group’s announcement regarding the Old Stone Barracks being added to the “Seven to Save” list. The 176-year-old building is the oldest at the former air base, which closed in 1995.

A Canadian developer bought the site in 2010 after it stood vacant for decades. A local group, Friends of the Old Stone Barracks, has a contract to purchase the property.

The Preservation League says it will work with the group on a protection and redevelopment plan for the site.