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PACNY 2018 Awards – Call for Nominations!

2016may10_pacny_newlogoThe Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) invites you to nominate an outstanding project, exceptional individual, or worthy organization to be recognized at PACNY’s 2018 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 2018 Awards will be presented at a formal ceremony with a reception to be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, NY.

For over 40 years, 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 that have demonstrated a high level of dedication to historic preservation. 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. 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 found on our website at http://pacny.net/about-us/awards/ and provide all additional information requested in the Nomination Form.

Please submit your nomination via mail and/or email (preferred) to:

PACNY Awards Committee
c/o Preservation Association of Central New York, Inc.
930 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
awards@pacny.net

All nomination materials must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, August 24, 2018.
Awards will be announced on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

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

 

PACNY Is Now On Instagram!

In addition to our Facebook and Twitter pages (linked on the right of this page), you can now follow us at ‘preserve_cny’ on Instagram to see what we are up to!  We have a lot of great things planned for the second half of 2018 so keep your eyes out for upcoming announcements!

https://www.instagram.com/preserve_cny/

PRESERVE NEW YORK GRANT SUPPORTS GREATER WESTCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT

Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League of New York State, and Grant Johnson, PACNY president, at the Preserve New York award ceremony in Albany.

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) received a $10,000 Preserve New York grant from the Preservation League of New York State for a reconnaissance-level survey of the Greater Westcott Neighborhood. The grant will be used to create a nomination for listing in the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

PACNY’s award was among 30 grants in 21 counties. The New York State Council on the Arts, the Preservation League of New York State and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation announced the recipients of the 25th round of grant funding Sept. 12 at a news conference in Albany.

“This project fits into our core mission of advocating for the preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods,” said PACNY President Grant Johnson, who attended the grant event. “We hope a successful nomination of the Greater Westcott Neighborhood to the National Register will enable more building owners to take advantage of New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credits.”

The Westcott Neighborhood is a streetcar suburb that illustrates urban and social changes from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries, including the rise in popularity of single detached homes. The neighborhood retains a commercial hub as well as a number of religious and civic buildings.

PACNY will use the $10,000 grant to hire Samuel D. Gruber and Bruce Harvey of Syracuse to complete the survey and State and National Register nominations.

Three other Onondaga County projects also won Preserve New York grants. They are:

  • The University Neighborhood Preservation Association was awarded $10,800 to create a Gustav Stickley House Historic Structure Report. The 1900 house is one of the premier Arts and Crafts sites in the United States.
  • The Greater Syracuse Land Bank won a $4,000 grant to create a Building Condition Report for the South Presbyterian Church. The vacant church at 2110 S. Salina St. dates to 1906. Its longtime congregation left in 2006, and the Land Bank will use the building condition report to provide guidance on preservation and maintenance for prospective new owners.
  • The Village of Fayetteville received $6,341 to complete a reconnaissance-level survey of historic resources. A survey will help to determine eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places, which would expand the availability of historic rehabilitation tax credits for approved repairs to older buildings.

The Preserve New York grant program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional support for projects in New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties.