This January 20 at 6 pm: CR0WD!

PACNY is proud to present a free virtual event – CR0WD: a Coalition of Preservationists, Planners, and Architects to Promote Circularity and Reuse

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States generated 600 million tons of construction and demolition debris in 2018, making it the largest single component of landfill waste (40%). Sadly, the vast majority of construction debris (90%) results from demolition rather than new construction. As preservationists, our primary efforts are directed at saving buildings and promoting adaptive reuse. But what role can we play in advocating for a more sustainable future when it comes to demolition? How can we address the issue of demolition debris and waste through deconstruction and reuse? The panelists, all members of the recently created working group known as CR0WD (Circularity, Reuse and Zero Waste Development), will discuss their collaboration and goals along with their research and advocacy efforts.

Presenters will include Bryan McCracken, Historic Preservation and Neighborhood Planner, City of Ithaca; Jennifer Minner, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning and Director of Just Places Lab, Cornell University; Gretchen Worth, Project Director, Susan Christopherson Center for Community Planning; and Susan Holland, Executive Director of Historic Ithaca, Inc.

Visit this link to register for free for this informative presentation.

Registrants will receive Zoom link information prior to the event on the 20th. 

PACNY 2022 Monthly Wall Calendars available!

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, PACNY is making an appeal this holiday season. Your membership and tax-exempt contribution helps us to provide technical support to property owners, advocacy for threatened properties, and to help preserve our region’s 10 National Historic Landmarks, over 430 National Register of Historic Places-listed, and thousands of other significant properties!

We can’t do this without you!

Would you make a gift this holiday season to help us continue this important work of awareness and advocacy?

As a special “thank you,” we will send you our 2022 Monthly Wall Calendar for a gift of $30 or more. The calendar highlights historic properties in our region and includes informative descriptions of each. These are brand new, high-quality photographs of your favorite historic sites!

Give yourself or someone you know this interesting and informative gift!

Visit our DONATION page to give today.

PACNY 2021 Award Recipients

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

  • A Jasena R. Foley Award is given to Mr. Laurence Bousquet in recognition of his public walking tours of the Sedgwick Neighborhood in Syracuse as part of The Stand’s Photo Walks
  • The Pat Earle Award is given to the Howland Stone Store Museum in recognition of the successful completion of the Opendore Project in Sherwood
  • A Stewardship Award is given to Dr. Stephen and Judy Coleman for their long-term care of the Ezra A. Huntington house in Auburn
  • A Jasena R. Foley Award is given to the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation in recognition of over half a century of advocacy for historic buildings and cultural landscapes
  • The CNY Heritage Award is given to the Madison County Historical Society in recognition of the 25th Annual Madison County Hops Festival in Oneida
  • A Stewardship Award is given to Dale and Ann Tussing in recognition of dedicating over half a century of care and stewardship for their home, the 1812 John Gridley house in Syracuse

Two very special posthumous honors will also be given in recognition of two long-time supporters of PACNY and of the built heritage of Central New York.

  • The Paul Malo Award is given in honor of Mr. John A. “Jae” Evangelisti  
  • The Wilma T. Auer Award is given in honor of Mr. Dean Biancavilla

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the awards will be presented during a virtual, online ceremony to be held on October 27, 2021 at 6 p.m. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Please contact email@pacny.net for further details.