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PACNY Accepting Nominations for 2021 Awards Program and Eight That Can’t Wait threatened properties list

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is accepting nominations for its 2021 awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. 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. 

Due to the ongoing uncertainty related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution for our constituents, this year’s ceremony will again be held in a free virtual ceremony. The deadline for nominations is September 24, 2021 Nominations are free, and projects in PACNY’s five-county region are eligible. Ceremony registration details will be forthcoming.

As part of this year’s virtual ceremony, a very special behind-the-scenes tour of the Hilltop House at the Stone Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia, NY. We will also be presenting the 2021 Eight That Can’t Wait, PACNY’s annual threatened properties list.

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 email@pacny.net (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 receives 2020 New York State Historic Preservation Award!

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP) has awarded PACNY with a 2020 New York State Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in historic Preservation organizational Achievement!

After a tumultuous year in which our organization met a variety of challenges, PACNY is emerging with a renewed sense of purpose and energy. Despite the obstacles we have all faced, the support of our membership and fellow preservation advocates has kept us moving forward into the future (but with an eye to the past of course)!

In 2020, we held our first virtual awards ceremony on November 6, 2020 and awarded seven recipients for their work advancing historic preservation in Central New York. The entire presentation is available on our newly launched YouTube channel!

PACNY also served as a co-sponsor of the 2020 Statewide Preservation Conference, conducted virtually December 1-3, 2020 and attended by hundreds of preservationists throughout the northeastern United States.

2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year for PACNY, so please stay tuned to our social media platforms to get the latest updates!

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.