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Notice Of Annual Meeting – Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pursuant to Section 3.04 of our By-Laws, you are hereby notified that the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) will hold the Annual Meeting of its members on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:30PM at the Barnes Mansion, 930 James Street, Syracuse, New York.

PACNY is pleased to have as our keynote speaker Dennis Connors, former curator of history at the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) and a 2017 recipient of the OHA medal.

The business portion of our Annual Meeting will include: the presentation/election of new board members, and the presentation/election of the new officers of PACNY by Board President Murray F. Gould.

As a membership organization, you elect the Officers and the Board of Directors to manage the affairs of the organization. Presented for your consideration are the names of four (4) individuals to serve on your Board, and four (4) officers to serve the organization. The election of these candidates will take place at our Annual Meeting:

Candidates for Officers – Two-Year Term through December 31, 2019

* Grant Johnson – President
* John Auwaerter – Vice President
* Dean Biancavilla – Treasurer
* Cynthia Carrington Carter – Secretary

Candidates for the Board of Directors – Three-Year Term through December 31, 2019

* Cynthia Carrington Carter
* Andrew D’Agostino
* Adam Megivern
* Bruce Moseley

A reception will follow our business meeting and the keynote speaker.

PACNY Tour Of The Great Law Peace Center In Liverpool, NY – Saturday, December 5, 2 – 4 p.m.

PACNY is sponsoring a tour and talk at the Great Law Peace Center in Liverpool on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The tour will end with a reception and refreshments. The Onondaga Historical Association has re-purposed the facility into a Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Heritage Center named The Skä•noñh. The brand new exhibits explore the subjects of Skä•noñh, the Thanksgiving Address, the Creation Story, the Great Law of Peace, Native American/European contact, and Haudenosaunee contributions to the American way of life. Admission is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. Please RSVP to email@pacny.net or on out Meetup.com Event Page by December 4, 2015.

The Great Law Peace Center is located at 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, New York 13088.

2014 PACNY Award Features Part 3 – St. Patrick’s Lofts, The Pike Block, And Gary Wright

2014 PACNY Award Feature #7 – St. Patrick’s Lofts

1510923_741888642500593_6913374108732270596_nPACNY is pleased to present a Preservation Merit Award for the St. Patrick’s Lofts project, which is an exemplary adaptive reuse and renovation of the former St. Patrick’s School in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood on Syracuse’s west side.

Built in 1915, the former St. Patrick’s School served the Catholic population of the Tipperary Hill neighborhood until 2006. After considering a wide range of alternatives and options, a creative and innovative plan was selected to reuse this important building. The former classroom space was converted into 22 one and two-bedroom apartments with the rehabilitation focus on preserving the character-defining architectural elements of the school. The gymnasium wing of the School has been converted into the 10,400-square-foot St. Patrick’s Community Center.

PACNY would like to thank Gary Thurston of the Hayner Hoyt Corporation, Port City Preservation, Holmes, King, and Kallquist, First Niagara Bank, the Community Preservation Corporation, Onondaga County, and the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency for their contributions to this adaptive reuse project that was done in a manner highly respectful of the original historic features of this landmark building.

2014 PACNY Award Feature #8 – The Pike Block

10371743_743147202374737_4823256604986924352_nPACNY is pleased to present the Paul Malo Award to VIP Structures, Inc., Center State CEO, Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc., and AdaptCNY, Inc. for the Pike Block Project, which successfully and sensitively juxtapose old and new construction, demonstrating respect for our past while building our community’s future. Additional project partners include the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, the City of Syracuse, Syracuse Industrial Development Authority, National Grid, Onondaga County Save the Rain Program, First Niagara Bank, and the Community Preservation Corporation.

The Pike Block project involves the redevelopment, rehabilitation, and improvement of four highly visible properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in the heart of downtown Syracuse at the southwest corner of West Fayette and South Salina Streets. These buildings have been redeveloped as one cohesive project that includes 68 market rate residential units and ground floor commercial space.

The Pike Block Project serves as an inspiration and catalyst for the transformation of the 300 Block of South Salina Street and the continued restoration of Downtown Syracuse as the commercial and cultural core of our region.

2014 PACNY Award Feature #9 – Gary Wright

10390429_743914888964635_5673268455567825796_nPACNY is pleased to present the Harley J. McKee Award for excellence in the promotion and application of appropriate preservation technology and fine craftsmanship to Gary Wright of CNY Builder Services.

Gary Wright and his crew at CNY Builder Services, LLC exemplify all the best qualities of a general contractor involved in the preservation of Central New York’s historic resources. Gary is very thoughtful, skilled, and practical when it comes to completing rehabilitation projects. His skills have contributed to the preservation of CNY historic buildings and we all greatly benefit from his expertise. Recent exemplary projects completed by CNY Builder Services include the exterior restoration of the Babcock-Shattuck House, the interior rehabilitation and restoration of the sanctuary at Grace Episcopal Church, exterior restoration of several of the Five Sisters on Park Ave, and the storefront window restoration project at Onondaga Historical Association.

We commend Gary Wright for elevating the quality of workmanship in our community and for his overall dedication to fine craftsmanship.