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The 2022 PACNY Preservation Award winners!

PACNY is proud to announce the following 2022 Preservation Award recipients:

  • The Jasena R. Foley Award is given to the Historic Oakwood Cemetery Preservation Association (HOCPA) in recognition of their careful stewardship of the historic cemetery, including passionate care for its built resources and designed landscapes.
  • The Harley J. McKee Award is given to Beth Crawford, Aaron Dewey, Alan Foley and Charlotte Flynn in recognition of their collaboration and skilled reconstruction work at 465 Allen Street in Syracuse, NY. 
  • The Pat Earle Award is given to the Cazenovia Heritage, Inc. in recognition of its support for the preservation of important historic and culturally significant resources in greater Cazenovia.
  • A Preservation Merit Award is given to Paulus Development in recognition of the successful rehabilitation of the Smith Supply building at 500 Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse, NY. 
  • The Dean Biancavilla Award is given to Rev. Paul G. and Christine Carter in recognition of over thirty years of care, preservation, and management of the Harriet Tubman home in Auburn, NY. 
  • The CNY Heritage Award is given to Madison County Planning in recognition of their work in improving the historic landscape features at Delphi Falls County Park, Madison County.
  • A Stewardship Award is given to Mary Anne and Joseph Giacona in recognition of nearly twenty years of preservation and care of the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church (aka The Center)  in Auburn, NY. 
  • The Paul Malo Award is given to Pathfinder Bank and VIP Structures in recognition of their work in the rehabilitation of 506 West On onondaga Street in Syracuse, NY. 
  • The Wilma T. Auer Award is given to Grant Johnson in recognition of his service to PACNY.

PACNY is excited that this year it can once again hold an in-person awards event on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3 p.m. at the Oneida Community Mansion House at 170 Kenwood Avenue in Oneida, NY! Registration for the event is $10 for PACNY members and $25 for non-members. Registration ends October 9th, 2022. However, we will be accepting walk-ins paying cash on the day of the event!

The event will feature light refreshments and drinks, a presentation on the history and architecture of the property, guided tours, and a presentation of awards in the Mansion’s auditorium. As an added value, attendees of our awards ceremony will receive a 15% discount on accommodations at the Mansion! Contact PACNY at for more details. 

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This May 20th at 7 p.m. – Storyteller Vanessa Johnson

This May 20th at 7 p.m. at the Southside Innovation Center at 2610 South Salina Street PACNY is proud to present Griot Storyteller Vanessa Johnson.

Vanessa has been a professional storyteller since 1999 and has performed throughout CNY. She has performed at Syracuse University, The Red House Arts Center, the Schweinfurth Art Center, throughout the Onondaga County Library system and at many other K-12 schools and colleges throughout Central New York. National engagements include Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, University of Indiana, Miami University in Ohio, and at the Annual Underground Railroad Conference at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

In addition, Vanessa founded the Harabee Youth Tent, an interactive visual art and music space in the Pan African Village at the New York State Fair. Please join PACNY in celebrating Preservation Month!

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ICYMI – PACNY presents 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.

On January 20, PACNY presented a panel from members of the working group known as CR0WD (Circularity, Reuse and Zero Waste Development), to discuss their collaboration and goals along with their research and advocacy efforts in the field of deconstruction and reuse of building materials.

Presenters included 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 Christine O’Malley, PhD, Preservation Services Coordinator of Historic Ithaca, Inc.

You can watch the discussion on our YouTube page: