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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!

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Syracuse Bread Company building to be rehabilitated using Historic Tax Credits!

Developers Jason Evans, Matthew Rayo and Randall Hadzor plan to convert the 1912 Ward Wellington Ward-designed industrial building into a mixed-use property with residential and commercial units.

The Syracuse Bread Company factory at 200 Maple Street was designed by prolific Syracuse architect Ward Wellington Ward. Ward, who is best known for his residential designs, only designed a handful of industrial buildings. The Syracuse Bread Co. Factory building exhibits features of the transitional period in factory construction where the heavy load-bearing masonry “mill construction” of the nineteenth century began to give way to the concrete and steel daylight factory. The building was occupied by the Syracuse Bread Company until 1971, when it was purchased by the Cooper Decoration Company. It has been vacant since the early 2000s.

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The Old Drovers Tavern in Nelson is seeking donations!

The Nelson Preservation Associates, Inc. (NPA) is seeking donations to preserve the historic Old Drovers Tavern building at 3307 US Rt. 20 in the community of Nelson in Madison County.

Originally known as “The Sickle and Sheath Drover’s Tavern”, the building was constructed in circa 1804 as a tavern for cattle drovers on the Cherry Valley Turnpike, now known as US Rt. 20.

Since then, the building has served as a general store, the village post office, a feed store, and an antiques store. In the 1970s, former NYS Assemblyman Bill Magee purchased the property, which continued to function as an antiques store and auction house until recently.

The NPA plans to work with skilled craftsmen, the community, and local experts to rehabilitate the tavern to serve its original purpose. The work will also include NPA’s constructing a replica of the original two-story English-style barn and conducting a community survey to gain input on potential uses for both the historic tavern and old barn.

The NPA’s overall goal is to raise $2,000 by mid-summer; volunteers will start painting by late summer. The organization will host a community bonfire at the Old Drovers Tavern on June 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.

To donate, visit the Old Drovers Tavern GoFundMe page, or send a check, made payable to Nelson Preservation Associates, to PO Box 452, Cazenovia, NY 13035. All donors will receive a tax-exempt donation receipt and will be listed on the Old Drovers Tavern social media sponsor pages.

For updates on upcoming events, or to follow the fundraising progress, search The Old Drovers Tavern at Nelson on Facebook, visit, ro send and email to