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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.

Registration Now Open For The 2016 PACNY Awards Ceremony

To Register For The Ceremony, CLICK HERE

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) will celebrate outstanding preservation projects and preservation advocates in its annual awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, in the Grand Ballroom at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse. The Marriott, formerly the Hotel Syracuse at 100 East Onondaga St., will receive two awards just weeks after the reopening of the restored grand hotel.




Click to make directions to the Marriott Downtown Syracuse.

The reception is $20 for PACNY members and $30 for nonmembers. Register in advance by Friday, July 15, via www.pacny.net. Laura Hand of WSTM-TV will emcee the event.

“We’re thrilled to present these awards as the community celebrates the potential of preservation demonstrated by the stunning restoration of the former Hotel Syracuse,” says Murray Gould, PACNY’s board president. “That project, and the enthusiasm that has greeted it, remind us that preserving important properties can lift a community’s morale as well as contribute to the cultural and economic well-being of Central New York.”

PACNY has presented annual historic preservation awards since 1972 to recognize owners, builders, artisans, designers, educators and activists who work to renew the beauty and utility of some of the region’s most distinctive architectural and notable historic sites. PACNY awards celebrate the success of preservation and its role in the economic, social, and cultural vitality of Central New York.


Following are this year’s honorees:

* The Jasena R. Foley Education Award, given to individuals or groups who educate, promote, engender or advocate a preservation ethic in Central New York, goes to the Oswego Renaissance Association, Oswego.

* The Pat Earle Award, given for a singular outstanding historic preservation project that benefits the community, goes to the Hotel Syracuse.

* The Preservation Merit Award, given in recognition of exceptional achievement in historic preservation, goes to the Samaritan Center, Syracuse; 538 Erie, Syracuse; and the Huntley Building, Syracuse. Katelyn Wright, executive director of the Greater Syracuse Land Bank, will also receive the Preservation Merit Award.

* The Stewardship Award, given to individuals, organizations or civic agencies that have maintained exceptionally high standards of care for historic properties or landscapes, goes to St. James Episcopal Church, Skaneateles.

* The Wilma T. Auer Award, given to volunteers who have made particularly outstanding contributions to PACNY, goes to Patricia O’Reilly. O’Reilly is a community developer at New York State Homes and Community Renewal and a former PACNY board member.

* The Harley J. McKee Award, given for excellence in the promotion and application of appropriate preservation technology and fine craftsmanship, goes to the Hotel Syracuse.

For more information about PACNY, see www.pacny.net, and follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @pa_cny.

2015 Annual Awards Program Recap

Each year in May, in honor of National Historic Preservation Month, the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) hosts our annual Awards Ceremony to recognize and honor noteworthy contributions to historic preservation in our region. This year’s awards program was held on Thursday May 21, 2015 at the Central New York Philanthropy Center in Syracuse. Approximately 70 people came out to celebrate with us and enjoy a tasteful evening event on the veranda of the Philanthropy Center overlooking Fayette Park.

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Our 2015 awards featured to an impressive and deserving group of historic preservation projects and notable advocates. PACNY President Murray Gould presented our 2015 awards to the following worthy recipients:

* Michael Stanton received the Jasena R. Foley Education Award for his longstanding role as a facilitator of public discourse regarding historic preservation, community planning, and public policy in Central New York.

* Elizabeth Crawford received the Wilma T. Auer Award for her service and outstanding contributions to PACNY.

* Christine Capella-Peters received a Preservation Merit Award for her significant commitment to and advocacy for preserving historic resources throughout the Central New York community.

* James Prioletti (Ameriprise Financial Services), Randy Crawford (Crawford & Stearns Architects), and Gary Wright (CNY Builder Services) received a Preservation Merit Award for the restoration and renovation of the Courier Building (Washington and Montgomery Streets) in Downtown Syracuse.

* Glenn Hinchey received a Preservation Merit Award for his significant commitment and contributions to preserving important architectural resources in the historic Hawley-Green neighborhood of Syracuse.

* The Bentham Foundation, Sutton Real Estate Company, Edgemere Development, MacKnight Architects, Rich and Gardner Construction, and Saralinda Hooker received a Preservation Merit Award for adaptive reuse, rehabilitation and preservation of the former Brosemer Brewery as part of the Seaway Lofts project in Oswego.

* Grace Episcopal Church, Crawford & Stearns Architects, Gary Wright, and St. Germain & Aupperle Engineers received a Stewardship Award for the rehabilitation of the Grace Episcopal Church Parish House in Syracuse.

* The H. Lee White Marine Museum received a Stewardship Award for their continued and exceptional efforts advocating for and preserving the maritime history, heritage, and culture of Oswego.

* Robert Branshaw, the owner of Wayne Drugs, received a Stewardship Award in recognition of his efforts and success to restore the historic department store façade and contribute to maintaining the character and integrity of Bridge Street in Oswego.

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Congratulations to all or our Award Winners! Thank you to all who attended the event – and on behalf of all of our members and our Board of Directors, PACNY sincerely appreciates the generous support of our Awards Ceremony sponsors:

* Richard and Joan Applebaum
* Crawford & Stearns Architects & Preservation Planners
* Holmes King Kallquist & Associates Architects
* Pathfinder Bank
* Port City Preservation, LLC
* Rich & Gardner Construction Company, Inc.
* Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC

To learn more about PACNY’s events and activities, please visit pacny.net, follow us on Facebook, or write to us at email@pacny.net.