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PACNY Lecture – “Suffragists & Abolitionists” – 27 March 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.

Suffragists & Abolitionists: Some “Well-Behaved” Central New York Women



Thursday March 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm – Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St, Fayetteville, NY

Please join the Preservation Association of CNY as we look at some of Central New York’s noted social reformers and the restoration of their historic homes. The illustrated talk will feature Matilda Joslyn Gage, Harriet May Mills, Isabel Howland, Harriet Tubman and more!

Speaker: Elizabeth Crawford

Beth Crawford Beth Crawford is a Senior Associate & Designer with Crawford & Stearns Architects and Preservation Planners where she has participated in the preservation and adaptive use of hundreds of buildings across New York State. Beth is active with the Preservation Association of Central New York having joined the PACNY board in 2001 and previously served as a volunteer to the organization for over 15 years. Beth lives in Eastwood in a 100 year old house with her architect husband Randy Crawford and their two rescued cats.

2013 Awardee – Carol & John Young Residence, Skaneateles

PACNY is pleased to present a Tender Loving Care Award to Carol and John Young of Skaneateles, New York for maintaining exceptionally high standards of care for a historic property.

Built in 1871, the Young residence at 46 West Lake Street in Skaneateles is an excellent example of the Second Empire style. The home features a center rectangular tower, a floral patterned slate mansard roof, and a highly detailed front porch overlooking beautiful Skaneateles Lake. John and Carol Young purchased the home in 2008 and shortly thereafter retained Ted Bartlett of Crawford & Stearns, Architects and Preservation Planners and David Lee of Skaneateles as general contractor.


The exterior restoration project began with the slate mansard roof. The slate tiles were removed and numbered, the underlayment was replaced, and areas of rot were repaired. The original slates were then returned to their original positions and missing and broken slates were replaced in kind. The elaborate Victorian trim was also repaired and replaced as necessary, including having pieces specially milled to restore period details.

On the interior, the kitchen was updated to improve its functionality while preserving the essential character and key architectural elements. The copper sink was restored and original cabinets and hardware were reused. Two interior walls in the front of the house that previously had been removed were rebuilt, using salvaged chestnut and black walnut for the trim. As a result, the original floor plan, which includes a formal entry, dual parlors, and a service hallway, has been restored.

PACNY applauds the Young family not only for their stewardship of their historic home, but also for being strong advocates for historic preservation in their community.

Please join us as we recognize our Awardees. This year’s PACNY awards ceremony will be held on Sunday May 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Temple Concord. See pacny.net/awards/ for RSVP information and more details.