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Please join the campaign to save the threatened landmark Jackson House in the Village of Fishkill, New York. The beloved Jackson House has served as a prominent landmark in the Village of Fishkill National Register Historic District for centuries. Current site development plans call for demolition or relocation of the Jackson House. The historic home, once the nineteenth-century home of Dutchess County Judge Joseph I. Jackson, is a unique asset to the historic landscape of the Village of Fishkill. Let's preserve our historic resources and enhance what makes the Village of Fishkill an attractive, profitable and well-traveled Hudson Valley destination for generations to come.

Letter to
Current land development owners and elected officials of the Village of Fishkill
We, the undersigned, believe that the landmark Jackson House, an important contributing element to the Village of Fishkill National Register Historic District, faces an uncertain future through either demolition or relocation. We do not want this important piece of American and Village of Fishkill history to disappear, as has been the fate of other historic buildings in the Historic District in recent years. Therefore, we, the undersigned, appeal to the owners of the Jackson House site as well as to the elected representatives of the Village of Fishkill to participate in a public dialogue to seek potential ways to restore and adaptively reuse the Jackson House and associated green space fronting the Main Street/Jackson Street intersection.

We propose the following for discussion:
● Restoration and adaptive reuse of this irreplaceable historic house within a viable mixed-use development plan for the entire parcel in keeping with the character of the Historic District, and
● Retention of the building's current setback in order to preserve the historic integrity of its location and a rare surviving green space in the center of the Village of Fishkill.

We thank you for your consideration.

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