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PACNY Membership Renewal Announcement For 2015

On behalf of your Board of Directors, we hope that you will renew your PACNY membership for another year.

2014 has been a busy and successful year for PACNY. We spent the year celebrating and honoring historic preservation in Central New York. Among our memorable events were the annual awards ceremony in May 22 at the High Peaks Club (on the top floor of Syracuse’s State Tower) and our 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Palace Theater in December.


Our discussion panel at our 40th Anniversary Celebration.

PACNY is an all-volunteer organization and getting the word out about our events and activities can be challenging. We hope that you regularly visit our website at www.pacny.net and follow us on Facebook to keep track of our efforts, activities, and events.

Having a strong membership base is critical to supporting PACNY’s mission of preserving our architectural heritage in Central New York. Renewing your membership is easy – you can go to our website at www.pacny.net or complete and return the attached membership renewal form. Don’t forget that your membership dues are tax deductible.

Your involvement is important to preservation here in Central New York. Thank you in advance for your continued support for PACNY.

PACNY Membership Committee

Preservation Association of Central New York’s 2014 Awards Ceremony

By Tom Magnarelli


The attending crowd at the awards ceremony. Click for a larger view.

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) held its 2014 award ceremony on May 22. More than 70 people attended the event at the High Peaks Club at the State Tower Building in historic Downtown Syracuse. The ceremony honored 12 exemplary projects and community advocates who have made a significant contribution to historic preservation in central New York.


The attending crowd during the awards ceremony. Click for a larger view.

Murray Gould, President of PACNY, served as the Master of Ceremonies and presented the awards to all of the recipients.

“PACNY was very pleased to host and honor all of this year’s very worthy award recipients. We are thrilled to see all of the positive developments in historic preservation and the rehabilitation and reuse of historic structures that have been ongoing in our region over the past few years. Congratulations to all of our 2014 awardees – we look forward to continuing our advocacy and partnerships to support historic preservation in the coming year!” (Murray Gould, President of PACNY)


Waiting for the ceremony to start. Click for a larger view.

Some of the honorees included the exterior restoration of the Babcock-Shattuck House, the renovation of the Kallet Theater in the Village of Pulaski, and the newly opened Pike Block in downtown Syracuse.

PACNY’s Award Committee, Chaired by Patricia O’Reilly, coordinated the award nomination and selection process and organized the event. The High Peaks Club at the top of the State Tower provided a dramatic setting and all of the attendees enjoyed the best views of the city that are available in Downtown Syracuse.

Check out a complete list of all of the award winners:

Pat Earle Award for the exterior restoration of the Babcock-Shattuck House in Syracuse.

Pat Earle Award, for the Kallet Theater and Conference Center in Pulaski.

Jasena R. Foley Public Education Award to Dr. Samuel D. Gruber for his ongoing, sustained leadership and contribution to education, promotion, and advocacy of historic preservation in Central New York over the last 20 years.

Harley J. McKee Award to Gary Wright of CNY Builder Services for excellence in the promotion and application of appropriate preservation technology and fine craftsmanship.

Paul Malo Award to the Pike Block Project in downtown Syracuse.

Preservation Merit Award to the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc. for promoting the economic revitalization, beautification, security, and preservation of the built environment in Downtown Syracuse.

Preservation Merit Award to Kate Auwaerter for her advocacy for historic resources in our community.

Preservation Merit Award to the Stevedore Lofts project for adaptive reuse of the former Standard Yarn Company woolen mill and warehouses in the City of Oswego.

Preservation Merit Award to the St. Patrick’s Lofts project for adaptive reuse and renovation of the former St. Patrick’s School.

Stewardship Award to Karen Howe for her leadership in the restoration of the Barnes-Hiscock Mansion.

Stewardship Award to Laura Serway and Cindy Seymour for Laci’s Tapas Bar.

Stewardship Award to SUNY Oswego in recognition of their outstanding care for Sheldon Hall in Oswego.


The 2014 PACNY Awardees. Click for a larger view.

Save the Date! PACNY 2014 Awards Ceremony – Thursday, May 22, 2014

Update: 17 May 2014 – Thank you for all of your support for the 2014 PACNY Awards Ceremony! The event is officially full. We cannot wait to share this evening with you. For those who couldn’t get a spot – we will see you next year. Or better yet – we will see you soon at one of our other events this year!

Please join the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) for our 2014 Awards Ceremony to honor outstanding achievements in historic preservation in our community. The event will take place on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the High Peaks Club which is located on the top floor of the State Tower Building (109 South Warren Street) in Downtown Syracuse. Check back soon – more information to follow.


You can read more about the multiple awards on our 2014 Nominations Page.