Category Archives: Awards

2015 PACNY Award Winners (2 Of 3) – The Courier Building, Glenn Hinchey, And Seaway Lofts

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6:00 p.m. Thurs. May 21, 2015 – CNY Philanthropy Center, 431 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse

Please Note: We will be accepting additional RSVPs for the next few days for our 2015 Awards Ceremony at the CNY Philanthropy Center – but do contact us soon! Reservations can be made at by email: email@pacny.net or by phone: (315) 214-6439

Please join us as we honor those advocates who have made significant contributions to the preservation of Central New York’s historic resources and celebrate the strengthening of our regions historic infrastructure. We are very excited to celebrate the wonderful preservation stories of this past year and hope you will join us in supporting this cause.

Preservation Merit Award – The Courier Building (Syracuse)

2015may18_IMG_1894PACNY is pleased to present a Preservation Merit Award to James Prioletti (Ameriprise Financial Services), Randy Crawford (Crawford & Stearns Architects), and Gary Wright (CNY Builder Services) for the restoration and renovation of the Courier Building (Washington and Montgomery Streets) in Downtown Syracuse.

The Courier building is a rare pre-Civil War structure in Downtown Syracuse. The four-story, Greek Revival-style, brick commercial structure with a rounded corner was originally constructed in 1844 and was the home of the Courier Newspaper and printing office from 1856-1905. Historically, the building is noteworthy as the location of the infamous speech by Daniel Webster in support of the Fugitive Slave Law, which was given from the second story iron balcony in 1851.

The Courier building has been renovated with commercial offices and a planned bistro/café on the first floor and nine upscale one-bedroom apartments on the second, third, and fourth floors. The restoration project also included structural stabilization to repair a failed truss, asbestos abatement, new roofing, facade repairs, and window rehabilitation. PACNY congratulates the owner and project team for this exemplary historic preservation project.

Preservation Merit Award – Glenn Hinchey

2015may18_Glenns_PortraitPACNY is pleased to present a Preservation Merit Award to Glenn Hinchey for his significant commitment and contributions to preserving important architectural resources in the historic Hawley-Green neighborhood of Syracuse.

Since 1977, Glenn has restored numerous homes in the Hawley-Green Historic District with meticulous attention to detail, thereby retaining and ensuring the architectural integrity of the neighborhood. Some of Glenn’s restoration projects include: 304 Howard Street; 105, 117, and 118 Gertrude Street; and 314 Hawley Avenue. In addition, Glenn owns numerous additional properties in the neighborhood that he is in the process of renovating.

Glenn’s commitment to the neighborhood and its revitalization are reflected in the meticulous restorations he has completed on several properties. On behalf of the Central New York community, PACNY thanks Glenn for his dedication and craftsmanship.

Preservation Merit Award – Seaway Lofts (Oswego)

2015may18_Seaway_AfterPACNY is pleased to present a Preservation Merit Award to Bentham Foundation, Sutton Real Estate Company, Edgemere Development, MacKnight Architects, Rich and Gardner Construction, and Saralinda Hooker for the adaptive reuse, rehabilitation and preservation of the former Brosemer Brewery (Seaway Supply Building) in Oswego.

The Brewery embodies the distinctive characteristics of later 19th century industrial architecture and is one of the few riverfront industrial buildings of that era that remain in Oswego. The building had been vacant for 10 years and was a blighting influence on the neighborhood. It was restored and stabilized in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s historic preservation standards, melding historic and contemporary elements including exposed columns, beams, molding, doors, masonry/brick, hand written signage, and the wood vaulted ceiling of the hops drying room to create 26 distinctive, affordable, workforce apartments.

PACNY congratulates the Seaway Lofts project team for this exemplary adaptive reuse project.

2015 PACNY Award Winners (1 Of 3) – Michael Stanton, Elizabeth Crawford, And Christine Capella-Peters

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6:00 p.m. Thurs. May 21, 2015 – CNY Philanthropy Center, 431 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse

Please Note: We will be accepting additional RSVPs for the next few days for our 2015 Awards Ceremony at the CNY Philanthropy Center – but do contact us soon! Reservations can be made at by email: email@pacny.net or by phone: (315) 214-6439

Please join us as we honor those advocates who have made significant contributions to the preservation of Central New York’s historic resources and celebrate the strengthening of our regions historic infrastructure. We are very excited to celebrate the wonderful preservation stories of this past year and hope you will join us in supporting this cause.

Jasena R. Foley Education Award – Michael Stanton

2015may17_MikeStanton204X5PACNY is proud to present the Jasena R. Foley Education Award to Michael Stanton for his longstanding role as a facilitator of public discourse regarding historic preservation, community planning, and public policy in Central New York.

Mike Stanton has stimulated important discussions while maintaining the PACNY list serve, engaging hundreds of preservationists, architects, planners and the general public in historic preservation and urban issues. As a Board Member for PACNY, Mike also developed the Syracuse Then and Now website, providing easy access to history and historic architecture about historic Syracuse. He has also been an outspoken neighborhood advocate as the longtime leader of the Southeast University Neighborhood Association. His contribution has been essential to the success of the local historic preservation movement over the past fifteen years.

What is perhaps most remarkable about Mike’s contributions is that he has committed all of this time and energy on an entirely volunteer basis. Our community is truly indebted to Mike Stanton.

Wilma T. Auer Award – Elizabeth Crawford

2015may17_Beth_CrawfordWith tremendous appreciation and gratitude, PACNY is pleased to present the Wilma T. Auer Award to Elizabeth Crawford for her service and outstanding contributions to PACNY.

Beth Crawford has been a driving force as a volunteer, Board member and officer of PACNY for nearly 20 years. Beth served many years as the organization’s Vice President and served as Chair or Member on the Preservation, Events, and Awards Committees. Some of her many notable events and contributions included organizing a reenactment of the Jerry Rescue (at Clinton Square) and dramatization of abolitionist themes (at Grace Episcopal Church). In addition, Beth worked many hours as a volunteer on the research and design of the Syracuse Freedom Trail sign project.

Beth completed a term of service on the PACNY Board of Directors this past year. We cannot adequately express our gratitude to Beth for her leadership and contributions over the past 2 decades, and look forward to her ongoing involvement with future PACNY endeavors. Thank you!

Preservation Merit Award – Christine Capella-Peters

2015may17_Capella_PetersPACNY is thrilled to recognize Christine Capella-Peters with a Preservation Merit Award for her significant commitment to and advocacy for preserving historic resources throughout the Central New York community.

Chris Capella-Peters’ career in historic preservation began with a faculty position at SUNY-ESF, during which she helped establish the Urban Design Studio for Landscape Architecture students. She is a nationally renowned expert on Historic Landscape Preservation and was co-editor of “The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes”, published in 1996 by the National Park Service. However, Chris is perhaps best known because of her position at the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, from which she recently retired at the end of last year. In her role at NYSOPRHP, Chris reviewed and provided technical guidance to historic property owners, stewards and managers, landscape architects, preservation planners, architects, contractors and project reviewers on countless projects.

On behalf of the Central New York community, PACNY would like to thank Chris Capella-Peters for her longstanding stewardship and leadership for the historic resources in our community.

PACNY 2015 Awards Program – Call For Nominations

Download The Award Nomination Form HERE

You can fill in this PDF form using any PDF viewer.

Please complete your nomination form and mail it to email@pacny.net.

Since its founding in 1974, the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) has played a critical role in the protection and stewardship of Central New York’s historical resources. PACNY’s annual awards bring recognition to owners, builders, artisans, designers, educators and activists who work to renew the beauty and utility of some of Central New York’s most distinctive architecture. At the same time, the awards celebrate the success of preservation and its role in the economic, social, and cultural vitality of Central New York.

We invite you to nominate an outstanding project, exceptional individual, or worthy organization to be recognized at PACNY’s 2015 Annual Awards Ceremony. All nominations will be reviewed by PACNY’s Awards Committee and award winners will ultimately be approved by PACNY’s Board of Directors. The 2015 Awards will be presented at a formal ceremony with a reception to be held in May (announcement of date, time, and location to follow). 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.

To nominate a project, individual, or organization for an award from PACNY, please complete an Awards Nomination Form and prepare all additional information requested in the Nomination Form. The Awards Nomination form can be downloaded in PDF format HERE.

Please submit your completed nomination via mail or email (preferred). Our mailing address is below:

Preservation Association of Central New York, Inc.
930 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
email@pacny.net

All nomination materials must be received by 5:00pm on Friday March 20, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you at our Awards Ceremony in May!