The Preservation League of New York State is holding a conference from April 23 to 25.
But the Preservation League's designation has some impact.
Since 1999, the Preservation League has identified 28 threatened historic sites in the state, of which 6 have been saved and 2 lost.
(More information is available on the Preservation League's Web site, www.preservenys.org.)
The corporation is helping residents take their first steps toward defining some of the area as a historic district, meeting with the borough's Preservation League.
The following year the Preservation League of New York recognized it with an award for Project Excellence.
The Church was awarded a $4,400 grant from t he Preservation League of New York State.
"There aren't too many of these places left," said Scott P. Heyl, president of the Preservation League.
In 2002 it received a grant from the Preservation League of New York State to do a historic structure report on the house.
After some prodding from the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, renovation work began in 1991.