PACNY’s 40th Anniversary Celebration – Event Sponsors

2014nov12_40th_Ann_ImageThursday, December 4, 2014 – 5:30 p.m.
The Palace Theater (google map)
2384 James St., Syracuse NY 13206

Please join us as we celebrate PACNY’s contributions to the preservation of Central New York’s historic resources over the past forty years. We are very excited to reminisce and revel in our achievements with wonderful preservation stories of the past four decades and hope you will join us in this celebration. The evening will include a series of story sharing and discussions shared by those who tell it best.

Sponsor List

PACNY thanks the generous contributions from our many sponsors for this 40th anniversary celebration!


George Curry


Jeffrey Romano


Jamie Williams


Robert Haley Architect, AIA, LEED AP


Linda Henley,
311 Montgomery Development


Bruce G. Harvey,
Harvey Research and Consulting

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PACNY’s 40th Anniversary Celebration – Sean Kirst’s Article In Today’s Post-Standard – And Extended Registration!

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 2ND!

To register, see: PACNY’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

2014nov12_40th_Ann_ImageThursday, December 4, 2014 – 5:30 p.m.
The Palace Theater (google map)
2384 James St., Syracuse NY 13206

Please join us as we celebrate PACNY’s contributions to the preservation of Central New York’s historic resources over the past forty years. We are very excited to reminisce and revel in our achievements with wonderful preservation stories of the past four decades and hope you will join us in this celebration. The evening will include a series of story sharing and discussions shared by those who tell it best.

Abundant hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and birthday cake!
 


How We Almost Leveled Hanover And Armory Squares

PACNY is pleased to share a link to today’s (2 December 2014) Post-Standard and syracuse.com article “How We Almost Leveled Hanover And Armory Squares: PACNY’s 40-Year Effort To Stop Reckless Demolition“, written by columnist (and 2013 PACNY Sacred Places speaker) Sean Kirst.

From Mike Stanton’s Post To The PACNY Listserv:

In the 1960s the city of Syracuse made plans to demolish Hanover Square and Armory Square. The Landmark Theater on South Salina Street (Loew’s State Theater) was marked for demolition, just like the other theaters nearby that had already come down.

In his column today, Sean Kirst offers a preview of PACNY’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Thursday at the Palace Theatre. A panel of experts — moderated by Centerstate CEO president Rob Simpson — will recount four decades of efforts to preserve the best of our region’s architectural legacy, both the successes and the failures.

From The syracuse.com Article (Direct Link):

You have to take a look at what we almost lost to fully appreciate those who intervened. Monday, photographer Ellen Blalock and I met Dennis Connors at Hanover Square in Syracuse. We admired the elaborate stone facade of the Gridley Building, built in 1867, and the ornate detail of the elegant Gere Bank Building, just next door.

16475844-mmmainIn a plan from the mid-1960s, they were supposed to become rubble.

No kidding. That’s straight from the “Central Syracuse Illustrative Plan.” I brought it along when I went to speak with Connors, curator of history for the Onondaga Historical Association. David Harding, an old friend and a landscape architect with QPK Design, came across that plan not long ago, while doing some research. He marveled at this once-prominent civic vision for a downtown that never happened — fortunately — and then sent me a copy.

Image Caption From The Article: Dennis Connors, civic historian, with the Gridley Building at Hanover Square: In the 1960s, against all logic, they almost decided at City Hall to tear it down. (Ellen M. Blalock | eblalock@syracuse.com)

PACNY’s 40th Anniversary Celebration – Our Panel Discussion Moderator, Robert M. Simpson

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 2ND!

To register, see: PACNY’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

2014nov12_40th_Ann_ImageThursday, December 4, 2014 – 5:30 p.m.
The Palace Theater (google map)
2384 James St., Syracuse NY 13206

Please join us as we celebrate PACNY’s contributions to the preservation of Central New York’s historic resources over the past forty years. We are very excited to reminisce and revel in our achievements with wonderful preservation stories of the past four decades and hope you will join us in this celebration. The evening will include a series of story sharing and discussions shared by those who tell it best.

Abundant hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and birthday cake!

About The Panel Discussion Moderator:

Robert M. Simpson

2014dec1_Rob_SimpsonRobert Simpson serves as president of the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO). CenterState CEO is a regional business leadership organization, chamber of commerce, and economic development strategist, based in Syracuse, New York, representing 2,000 members of all sizes. It serves as the primary business catalyst for development, facilitates regional growth and promotes community prosperity in a twelve-county area through results-driven partnerships, planning and problem solving. Mr. Simpson also serves as president of Syracuse’s business incubator, The Tech Garden.

In 2011, Mr. Simpson was appointed by the Governor to serve as co-chair of the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (CNY REDC), a commission responsible for coordinating economic development for Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego counties. The CNY REDC was awarded the top prize in the state in 2011 and 2012 for the development and implementation of its five-year strategic plan, securing a total of $197.5 million for 147 projects in the region. He has also actively engaged the Brookings Institution to work with the region to develop a Metropolitan Business Plan and a Metropolitan Export Initiative – the region’s most sophisticated planning efforts to date.

In recent years, CEO has received national attention for its innovative, integrated approach to business, economic and community development. Under Mr. Simpson’s leadership, CEO has engaged prominent national organizations, including the Ford, Surdna and Kauffman Foundations, to further this work.

Prior to joining CenterState CEO, Mr. Simpson worked for Defenders of Wildlife, in Washington, DC; served as policy director for the State Environmental Resource Center, in Madison, Wisconsin, and served as assistant legislative director for the Office of John D. Rockefeller, IV, in the United States Senate.

Mr. Simpson is a native Central New Yorker who graduated from Colgate University in 1997. He earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Mr. Simpson, his wife, Corinne Ribble, and their son, Benjamin, are residents of Syracuse.