Tarrytown Music Hall recognized by state for historic importance
The oldest performing arts theater in Westchester County is now recognized for its historic value in New York state.
Tarrytown Music Hall was just named to the state's new Historic Business Preservation Registry.
It was built in 1885, with many legends gracing its stage since then, including B.B. King and Loretta Lynn.
"We have a tremendous amount of great historic venues here, but nothing, nothing was older than the Tarrytown Music Hall,” said New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Stewart-Cousins nominated the venue, which lies in her Senate district, for the inaugural year of the registry, which was created by the state Legislature in 2020.
“On behalf of the Music Hall team, current and all the generations before us, we want to express our gratitude to be one of the first to be added to this registry,” said Bjorn Olsson, Tarrytown Music Hall executive director.
Businesses added to the registry must be more than 50 years old and have contributed to the community's history.
Tarrytown Music Hall is already on the National Register of Historic Places, but Stewart-Cousins said including it on this state registry is an opportunity to encourage more tourism.