2019 PACNY Awards – Recipients

PACNY 2019 Award Recipients

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Annual Preservation Awards:

Pat Earle Award: Madison County on behalf of the Madison County Courthouse Renovation Project, Wampsville, NY

Harley J. McKee Award: Norman Roth and University Hill Realty on behalf of the rehabilitation of the Morgan Dunne House, 464 Allen Street, Syracuse, NY

Paul Malo Award: Chris Geiger and Holmes, King, Kallquist and Associates on behalf of the Sylvester Apartments Project, 900 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY

Stewardship Award: Father Fred Mannara on behalf of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Avenue, Syracuse, NY

Preservation Merit Award: The Seward House Museum, Cayuga Museum of History and Art, and the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park on behalf of the Hands on History educational programming, Auburn, NY

Preservation Merit Award: David Haas on behalf of his work for The Stand newspaper

Jasena R. Foley Award: Cleota Reed on behalf of her decades of advocacy work in historic preservation

CNY Heritage Award: The Onondaga Historical Association and Willow Rock Brewing Company on behalf of the relaunch of historic Congress Beer

The 2019 Awards will be presented at a formal ceremony with a reception to be held at 6 pm, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society in Syracuse, NY. Tickets are $20 for members, and $25 for non-members.  To purchase tickets, please visit our website to pay by PayPal or mail a check payable to PACNY by Friday October 11th, to 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY, 13203.

PACNY 2019 Awards Nominations Due August 23

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is accepting nominations for its annual awards ceremony through Friday, August 23, 2019.

PACNY’s annual awards bring recognition to owners, builders, artisans, designers, educators, and activists who work to preserve Central New York’s most distinctive historic resources. Nominations are free and open to the public, and projects and individuals in PACNY’s five-county region (Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland, and Cayuga) are eligible.

The awards ceremony is 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St., Syracuse.

Nominations will be considered for the following awards:

  • The Jasena R. Foley Education Award is given to individuals or groups who educate, promote, engender or advocate a preservation ethic in CNY.
  • The Pat Earle Award is given for a singular outstanding historic preservation project which benefits the community.
  • The Harley J. McKee Award is given for excellence in the promotion and application of appropriate preservation technology and fine craftsmanship.
  • The Paul Malo Award is given for projects that juxtapose old and new, demonstrating respect for our past while promoting our community’s future.
  • The Preservation Merit Award is given in recognition of exceptional achievement in historic preservation.
  • Stewardship Awards are given to individuals, organizations, or civic agencies that have maintained exceptionally high standards of care for historic properties or landscapes.
  • The Wilma T. Auer Award honors volunteers who have made particularly outstanding contributions to PACNY.

See a list of our 2018 awardees.

All nominations will be reviewed by PACNY’s Awards Committee and approved by PACNY’s Board of Directors. Click here for the nomination form. Send completed nomination forms to 930 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203 or email awards@pacny.net (preferred). Tax-deductible contributions are welcome and will support this event.

The awards ceremony will feature the public announcement of PACNY’s 2019 list of threatened historic properties list, Eight That Can’t Wait, relaunched in 2018 after a 16-year hiatus.

PACNY was founded in 1974. The organization is dedicated to the preservation of the historic resources of Central New York that are essential to the cultural and economic well-being of the community.  PACNY works independently and in cooperation with other civic organizations and preservation groups to produce and disseminate information on the value of historic preservation throughout the CNY region.

Welcome Rachel Leibowitz and Matthew Urtz!

On Sunday, February 10th, 2019, PACNY membership elected two new members to our Board of Directors for a three-year term:

  • Rachel Leibowitz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and is a co-director of its Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation.
  • Matthew Urtz was appointed the Madison County Historian in April 2010. He also serves on the Cabinet of Freedom for the National Abolitionist Hall of Fame and Museum and as the 1st Vice-President and Region 9 Coordinator for the Association of Public Historians in New York State.

Full biographies for Rachel and Matthew, as well as the rest of the PACNY Board of Directors can be found at: http://pacny.net/about-us/board-of-directors/

Congratulations to our new board members!