PACNY 2020 Award Recipients

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

  • Schroeppel Historical Society for their outstanding rehabilitation of the 111-year old St. John’s Episcopal Church, now the Schroeppel Historical Society, in the village of Phoenix
  • Andrew Simkin, Esq., Bess Simkin, Paul Barron, and Rick Petrone for excellent rehabilitation work on the Phoenix Building in the city of Auburn
  • Betsy Kennedy on behalf of the Carriage Barn Books at the Cazenovia Public Library project in the village of Cazenovia
  • Cynthia Carrington-Carter in recognition of decades of service to preservation in central New York and beyond
  • The William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the wide-ranging impact of its historical marker program
  • Johnson-Schmidt Architects and Bev & Co. for the renovation of the Barber Block in the city of Cortland
  • The Town of Smithfield, Smithfield Community Association, and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum for their year-long campaign celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Smithfield Community Center

Due to COVID-19, the awards will be presented during a free virtual, online ceremony to be held on November 6, 2020 at 6 p.m. Details regarding how to attend and participate will be forthcoming.

PACNY is Extending its Preservation Awards Nomination Period!

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is extending the nomination period for its annual awards ceremony. The deadline for nominations is being extended to end on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 5 p.m. Awards will be announced Monday, October 5, 2020. 

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Awards will be presented during a virtual, online ceremony to be held on November 6, 2020 at 6 p.m

Nomination forms can be found here!

Nominations remain free and open to the public, and projects and individuals in PACNY’s five-county region (Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland, and Cayuga) are eligible. 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. 

All nominations will be reviewed by PACNY’s Awards Committee and approved by PACNY’s Board of Directors.

Send completed nomination forms to 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203 or email awards@pacny.net (preferred). Tax-deductible contributions are welcome and will assist PACNY in putting on this spectacular event.

A message from the PACNY Board of Directors

To our supportive preservation community:

The Board of Directors of PACNY would like to thank our members and colleagues for their support during the current COVID-19 epidemic.

PACNY will continue to serve our five-county region and advocate for the preservation of our irreplaceable cultural heritage.

We wish everyone in our community health and sanity as we continue to manage this unprecedented situation.

Thank you and best wishes,

PACNY Board of Directors