Category Archives: Tours

New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Third Annual Sacred Sites Open House – Saturday May 18th & Sunday May 19th

PACNY is pleased to promote the Syracuse participants of the third annual Sacred Sites Open House this coming weekend (May 18th-19th), including Church Of The Savior (437 James Street), First English Lutheran Church (501 James Street), and Temple Concord (910 Madison Street), which also serves as the location of the PACNY Awards Celebration on the 19th at 2:00 p.m. for those unfamiliar with the New York Landmarks Conservancy:

At the front lines of advocacy, the rooftops of sacred spaces, and the stoops of brownstones, the Conservancy works in many directions on behalf of New York’s architectural heritage. The Conservancy’s programs demonstrate that hands-on help for building owners is the key to successful preservation. By providing technical advice, financial aid, and education, the Conservancy contributes to economic revitalization of the City’s neighborhoods and aesthetic rehabilitation of its much-loved older buildings.

The Conservancy is nationally and internationally recognized as a vocal and forward-thinking leader in the preservation movement. Its work ensures that the landmarks of New York—homes and schools, businesses and cultural institutions, theaters and houses of worship—will serve its citizens for generations to come.

The Syracuse flyer for the weekend is available below. To see the full-size version of the announcement, click on the flyer image.


Tour Of Lorenzo State Historic Site – May 5th

PACNY has arranged for a tour of the Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia, including the house and the gardens. This magnificent house was completed in 1808 by John Lincklaen, the founder of Cazenovia and an agent for the Holland Land Company. Possibly influenced by Philip Hooker, a prominent Albany architect, Lorenzo is a textbook example of the refined neoclassical style of architecture so prominent in the early 19th century.

The house remained in the hands of the Lincklaen family and their descendants for five generations until the New York State Historic Trust acquired the estate in the 1960s. With a well-documented interior, the house boasts elegant rooms showcasing a century and a half of occupancy.

The tour of the house and the garden will be led by Barbara Bartlett, the Director of Lorenzo State Historic Site. Following the tour of the house and the garden, we will retire to an adjoining building on the estate for a brief movie about the history of the site and for light refreshments.

Please join PACNY for an enjoyable spring outing to a glorious country estate, and see one of Central New York’s true architectural gems.

Date:             Sunday, May 5
Time:            2-4 p.m.
Location:     17 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia, NY
just off Route 20 at the south end of Cazenovia Lake
Admission:    $5 per person

Pay at Lorenzo with cash or check, or online:


Tour The Historic Basilica Of The Sacred Heart – March 9th

PACNY has arranged for a tour of the historic Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Syracuse. This beautiful Catholic church on the city’s west side was built by the first Polish parish in the city, and was designed in the Gothic Revival style by the prominent Syracuse architectural partnership of Merrick & Randall. Completed in 1910, the church features beautiful stained glass windows imported from Munich, Germany, together with windows from the Keck Stained Glass Studios in Syracuse and from St. Louis, MO. The 45-minute tour will focus on the architecture and the history of the parish.

Following the tour, all are welcome to stroll next door to the 1918 Polish Home for light refreshments and a brief talk about the history of the Polish community in Syracuse, and the Polish Home’s efforts to preserve the artifacts of that community, by the Home’s President, Robert Synakowski. Please join us to see beautiful architecture and learn about an important part of Syracuse’s immigrant history.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: 927 Park Avenue, Syracuse 13204 (at West Genesee Street, across from Harrison Bakery)
PLEASE RSVP BY MARCH 8 via our Contact page or phone (315) 214-6439