PACNY is now Accepting Nominations for 2022 Awards Program!

PACNY is accepting nominations for its 2022 awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2022. PACNY is excited that this year it can once again hold an in-person awards event at the Oneida Community Mansion House at 170 Kenwood Avenue in Oneida, NY! The event will feature light refreshments and drinks, a speaker (TBD), architecture and history tours, and a presentation of awards in the Mansion’s auditorium. Registration is $10 for PACNY Members and $25 for non-members.

Additional details about lodging specials in connection with the event will be announced soon!

All nominations will be reviewed by PACNY’s Awards Committee and approved by PACNY’s Board of Directors. Nomination forms can be found at this link!

Send completed nomination forms to 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203 or via (preferred).

PACNY was founded in 1977 and covers Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland, and Cayuga counties. 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. It 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.

PACNY applauds the long-awaited rehabilitation on a favorite Syracuse landmark!

Construction began today on the long-awaited rehabilitation of the Moyer carriage and automobile factory, famous for the house on its rooftop overlooking Onondaga Lake. This $55.4 million project is being undertaken by Housing Visions Consultants Inc. and ADHV Redev CNY LLC, a joint venture between Syracuse developers Ryan Benz and Steve Case.

The team plans to turn the former Moyer carriage and automobile factory into 128 loft apartments, with 59 units being dedicated to disabled residents and victims of domestic violence. In addition, the building will also feature 3,670 square feet of commercial space.

The building was used as a carriage factory, which eventually also produced automobiles, from the early 1880s until 1915. Later owners of the complex included Porter-Cable Machine Co. and Penfield Manufacturing Co., producing mattresses and bedroom furniture. The complex has been empty since Penfield closed in 2006.

The project is being financed through a variety of public funding, including historic rehabilitation tax credits.

PACNY looks forward to seeing the finished product in Fall 2023!

This May 20th at 7 p.m. – Storyteller Vanessa Johnson

This May 20th at 7 p.m. at the Southside Innovation Center at 2610 South Salina Street PACNY is proud to present Griot Storyteller Vanessa Johnson.

Vanessa has been a professional storyteller since 1999 and has performed throughout CNY. She has performed at Syracuse University, The Red House Arts Center, the Schweinfurth Art Center, throughout the Onondaga County Library system and at many other K-12 schools and colleges throughout Central New York. National engagements include Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, University of Indiana, Miami University in Ohio, and at the Annual Underground Railroad Conference at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

In addition, Vanessa founded the Harabee Youth Tent, an interactive visual art and music space in the Pan African Village at the New York State Fair. Please join PACNY in celebrating Preservation Month!

Register here!