The Landmarks Preservation Committee (LPC) is responsible for nominating historical and other special property for designation as landmarks, so that they can be safeguarded for future generations. Such nominations are subject to approval by the Town Board.
The Committee’s work is controlled by Chapter 195 of the Town Code. It seeks to act in an impartial and objective spirit to serve the best interests of the entire North Castle community and to promote the preservation of the Town’s historic and other special properties. There are over 100 homes in our Town that are at least 100 years old; some date back to the pre-Revolutionary era.
North Castle has one Historic District, the Bedford Road Historic District. That District includes the Town Hall, the Cornell Birdsall House, the Methodist Church and, across the street on the north side of Bedford Road, a church and cemetery, an out-building, and 6 Greek Revival style houses, creating a linear assemblage of 7 contiguous properties. The uniform spacing, set back of the buildings, and regularity of the design of the houses enhances the streetscape. This area, known as Mile Square, laid out by St Stephens’ Episcopal Church in 1850, was the first residential community in the Armonk area. Indeed, until 1851, Armonk was known as Mile Square.
A free Audio Walking Tour of the Bedford Road Historic District is available.
On May 30, 2015, the Committee together with the North Castle Historical Society conducted a bus tour of historic sites in North Castle, from North White Plains to Bankville, and Armonk. The bus tour was conducted again on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
Anyone interested in designating a historic or other special structure must apply directly to the Landmarks Preservation Committee.
If you own a landmarked home, exterior alterations are subject to the issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness by the LPC; no such approval is required for any interior alterations.
Prior to the commencement of any work requiring a certificate of appropriateness, the owner shall file an application for such a certificate with the LPC. Read about the application requirements.
The Town of North Castle has been designated a Preserve America Community. It has recently been designated a Certified Local Government. The Certified Local Government Program is a preservation partnership between local, state and national governments focused on promoting historic preservation at the grass roots level. This designation gives the Town access to the expert technical advice of the State Offices as well as the National Park Service.
Members serve a three year term.
|Christine Eggleton||Chairman; Member - 05/17/2018|
|Susan Geffen||Member - 05/17/2017|
|Dr. Martin Rube||Member - 05/17/2017|
|Ree Schultz||Member - 05/17/2019|
|Sheila Drapeau||Secretary - 05/17/2017|
|Stuart Brown||Member - 05/17/2018|
|Linda Fernberg||Member - 05/17/2017|
|Eric Gordon||Member - 05/17/2019|
|Town Board Liaison: Councilman Berra|