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


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.

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