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Waterloo HS

The former Waterloo High School has been nominated for the national and state registers of historic places. 

The building that once housed Waterloo High School and later served as an elementary school has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. 

The structure, located on West Main Street in the village of Waterloo, Seneca County, was built in the late 1920s. It was designed by architect Carl Ade and has a three-story center section with two-story wings on each side. 

For more than 30 years, the building was the lone high school in Waterloo. When a new high school was built, it became a middle school and elementary school. 

The school was used as overflow classroom space until 2012, when it was permanently closed. The application for the National Register of Historic Places notes that the building has been "maintained and secured since that time and is in generally good condition." 

Waterloo High School was one of 17 properties added to the national and state registers of historic places, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. It was the lone addition from the Finger Lakes region.

In central New York, the Whedon-Schumacher House in Syracuse was added to the registers. The house was built in 1892 and designed by architect Archimedes Russell, who was an influential designer at the time. 

"These nominations pay tribute to some of the most exceptional and fascinating sites in New York state history," Cuomo said in a statement. "By placing these landmarks on the state and national registers of historic places, we can ensure these locations have the funding they need to preserve and promote the very best of New York's past, present and future." 

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