Orangetown Residents Seek to Save Historic Home

Residents in Orangetown are teaming up to save a historic property from being destroyed. According to a group of residents the 263-year old Abram Lent House, which was built during the early days of Rockland by a Dutch settler, is at risk of being torn down when RD Management, the owners and developers of the Orangeburg Commons being construction on a planned 18,000 square foot building at the site of the home. In order to prevent the destruction of the building it would need to be listed as landmark status on the historic registry for New York State. Residents and historic groups are now attempting to raise $50,000 to take apart the house and have it moved and rebuilt half a mile up from its current location on Greenbush Road. The Planning Board is reviewing the property and RD Management proposals on April 8. Both town officials and the owner of the historic home have expressed the desire to see it saved.

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