Historic Places Matter

FWS is home to many varied and important historical properties. As part of our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act, FWS archaeologists and our field station staff will be sharing pictures of some of our important history.  The National Historic Preservation Act reminds Americans that history is important to us as Nation. These pictures will remind everyone that here at FWS Historic Places Matter!!

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Plum Island Life Saving Station

Plum Island
Earlier this summer, John Sawyer, Paul Schumacher, Joe Sawyer (all Board members of the Friends of Plum Island) and historical architect Kex Czapski posed in front of the 1896 Coast Guard Life Saving Station located at Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin. These historic places and the people who care about them Matter.
Credit: USFWS

Allee House, Bombay Hook NWR--The oldest historic house in the FWS.

Alle House
Amy Wood and Oscar Reed take some time to remind us that Historic Places Matter!! The picture was taken in April 2016 as the Allee house undergoes some much needed maintenance and restoration work.

According to tradition, the Allee House was built about 1753 by Abraham Allee, the son of John Allee, a Huguenot refugee from Artois, France. John Allee arrived in Hackensack, New Jersey, in the 1680's and in 1706 he obtained from John Albertson and John Manford of New York a 600 acre tract in Delaware called "Woodstock Bower". By 1712 John Allee had bought two tracts adjacent to his original purchase; in his will, probated March 16, 1718, he left a large estate to his children. His son Abraham received the eastern half of the "home plantation" at Bombay Hook.