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PACNY Accepting Nominations for 2021 Awards Program and Eight That Can’t Wait threatened properties list

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is accepting nominations for its 2021 awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. PACNY’s annual awards bring recognition to owners, builders, artisans, designers, educators and activists who work to preserve Central New York’s most distinctive historic resources. 

Due to the ongoing uncertainty related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution for our constituents, this year’s ceremony will again be held in a free virtual ceremony. The deadline for nominations is September 24, 2021 Nominations are free, and projects in PACNY’s five-county region are eligible. Ceremony registration details will be forthcoming.

As part of this year’s virtual ceremony, a very special behind-the-scenes tour of the Hilltop House at the Stone Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia, NY. We will also be presenting the 2021 Eight That Can’t Wait, PACNY’s annual threatened properties list.

All nominations will be reviewed by PACNY’s Awards Committee and approved by PACNY’s Board of Directors. Nomination forms can be found at this link!

Send completed nomination forms to 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203 or via email@pacny.net (preferred).

PACNY was founded in 1977 and covers Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland, and Cayuga counties. The organization is dedicated to the preservation of the historic resources of Central New York that are essential to the cultural and economic well-being of the community. It works independently and in cooperation with other civic organizations and preservation groups to produce and disseminate information on the value of historic preservation throughout the CNY region.

Syracuse Bread Company building to be rehabilitated using Historic Tax Credits!

Developers Jason Evans, Matthew Rayo and Randall Hadzor plan to convert the 1912 Ward Wellington Ward-designed industrial building into a mixed-use property with residential and commercial units.

The Syracuse Bread Company factory at 200 Maple Street was designed by prolific Syracuse architect Ward Wellington Ward. Ward, who is best known for his residential designs, only designed a handful of industrial buildings. The Syracuse Bread Co. Factory building exhibits features of the transitional period in factory construction where the heavy load-bearing masonry “mill construction” of the nineteenth century began to give way to the concrete and steel daylight factory. The building was occupied by the Syracuse Bread Company until 1971, when it was purchased by the Cooper Decoration Company. It has been vacant since the early 2000s.

More info is available via the Syracuse.com article:


2013 Awardee – Tania Werbizky – Preservation League Of New York State

PACNY is pleased to present the Jasena R. Foley Award to Tania Werbizky in recognition of her commitment and accomplishments to educate, promote, and advocate for a preservation ethic in Central New York.

Tania Werbizky serves as the Regional Director of Technical and Grant Programs for the Preservation League of New York State. Tania was the first full-time employee of the Preservation League and recently celebrated her 20-year anniversary of working for that organization. Tania holds a B.A. in Geography from SUNY Binghamton and an M.A. in Historic Preservation from Cornell University, where she has also taught graduate-level courses in the Historic Preservation Program.


Tania Werbizky, image from www.historicelmira.org.

As administrator of the Grants Program for the League, Tania has supported numerous historic preservation projects in Central New York. Recent notable examples include: citywide historic resources survey in Cortland (2010); a National Register nomination for African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Churches in New York State (2010); and a survey and National Register nomination of hops-related resources in Madison County (2006). In addition, Tania provides her expertise as an educator and consultant to local non-profit groups, individuals, and municipalities. These services range from advising a group of homeowners in a village as to how to create a historic district to mobilizing efforts to save a threatened building. She has organized an endless number of educational programs and workshops for homeowners as well as professionals.

PACNY sincerely thanks Tania Werbizky for her many years of service to the community as an advocate and educator about history and historic preservation. Our community is a better place as the result of Tania’s efforts.

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.