Historic Building Added
Written By: Joe Melillo
A Market Street building dating back to the 1890’s is now officially an historic building, and corning leaders say it’s a much deserved designation.
Corning (WENY) - A Market Street building dating back to the 1890's is now officially an historic building, and corning leaders say it's a much deserved designation. The old McClintock hotel building at 77 East Market street is now officially on the historic registry. Over the centuries, the old building has been owned and operated as a hotel and bar under eight different names. The chair of Corning's Historic preservation commission says the reason these buildings need to be preserved is the architecture is a type of art.
“It's one of the last of the old hotel bar restaurants on market street, that still carries the name hotel. So I think its very important that we do a good job restoring the architecture and remaking the building so it's there forever,” says Tom Dimitroff, the chair of Croning's Historic Preservation Commission.
The historic designation means that an owner cannot renovate the building without consent from the historic preservation commission.