Save The Date! PACNY Awards Ceremony

Save the date for the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) annual Awards Ceremony! The event will take place on Sunday, May 19th at 2pm at Temple Concord in Syracuse. Check back soon – more information to follow.

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

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PACNY Goes To Washington

Last month PACNY President, Murray Gould, joined 15 colleagues from across NYS in our nation’s capital to meet with members of Congress. Annual Lobby Day, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Action, provides an opportunity for U.S. preservation leaders and advocates to discuss a number of important historic preservation regulatory and legislative issues and to exchange ideas that will help preserve and shape historic preservation policies.

“We’ve all heard the phrase that ‘politics are local.’ It’s important that we communicate directly with our elected officials to let them know how the decisions they make impact us here in Central New York,” says Gould. “It is critical that they hear about the effectiveness of the federal rehabilitation tax credit program, and how that program provides the sorely needed economic incentive for catalytic projects such as the Landmark Theatre, Dey Brothers, St. Patrick’s Lofts and the Pike Block. Nothing works better than a success story.”

PACNY participated in meetings with the staff for Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, as well as six members of the House of Representatives from New York State. The representatives were presented with studies and materials that support a series of proposed improvements and enhancements to the tax credit program, anticipating that legislation will be introduced shortly in both the House and Senate.