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2014 PACNY Award Features Part 1 – Karen Howe, Laura Serway & Cindy Seymour Of Laci’s Tapas Bar, And Sheldon Hall – SUNY Oswego

2014 PACNY Award Feature #1 – Karen Howe

2014may19_howePACNY is pleased to present this Stewardship Award to Karen Howe in recognition of her dedication to preserving and restoring the Barnes-Hiscock Mansion on James Street in Syracuse.

Karen Howe has given tremendous personal effort to support the continued growth of the George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation. The Barnes-Hiscock Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

Under Karen’s leadership, the Foundation has significantly expanded awareness of this important historic site, organized new programs, developed key relationships, and successfully pursued grants and other fundraising opportunities.

PACNY congratulates Karen Howe for her achievement and is thankful for her dedication and advocacy for one of Syracuse’s finest historic landmarks.

2014 PACNY Award Feature #2 – Laura Serway and Cindy Seymour of Laci’s Tapas Bar

2014may19_lacisPACNY is pleased to present this Stewardship Award to Laura Serway and Cindy Seymour in recognition of their restoration and care of Laci’s Tapas Bar in Syracuse.

Laura Serway and Cindy Seymour renovated a historic house in Hawley Green with good taste and verve to transform it into what has become a very popular restaurant and bar in Hawley Green Historic District. Their restaurant serves as a vibrant and welcoming focal point that contributes to the preservation and vitality of the Hawley Green neighborhood.

In addition, Ms. Serway and Ms. Seymour have mentored other local independent restaurant owners and are active in numerous community groups including Safe Kids of Central New York, the New York State Brain Injury Association, the Priscilla Mahar Animal Foundation, and the Northeast Hawley Green Development Association.

PACNY is very pleased to recognize Laura Serway and Cindy Seymour for their contribution to the preservation and vitality of the Hawley Green Neighborhood.

2014 PACNY Award Feature #3 – Sheldon Hall – SUNY Oswego

2014may19_sheldonPACNY is pleased to present a Stewardship Award to SUNY Oswego in recognition of their outstanding care for Sheldon Hall in Oswego.

Sheldon Hall, completed in 1913 and originally constructed to house the Oswego Normal School, is a three-story, Neoclassical-style building made of brick with limestone, marble, and terra cotta accents. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and today serves as the gateway to SUNY Oswego’s campus.

The college recently undertook extensive renovations to weatherproof and improve the energy efficiency of the structure while maintaining its historic integrity. Additional partners involved in the renovation project include the State University Construction Fund, Jablonski Building Conservation, PAC and Associates of Oswego, and WASA/Studio A.

PACNY congratulates and applauds SUNY Oswego for their outstanding stewardship and attention to detail in maintaining this significant regional landmark.

PACNY 2014 Awards Ceremony – Thursday, May 22, 2014 – List Of Awardees

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 us as we honor those advocates who have made significant contributions to the preservation of Central New York’s historic resources. We are very excited to celebrate the wonderful preservation stories of this past year and hope you will join us in supporting this cause. This year’s ceremony will recognize the following awardees:

* Dr. Samuel D. Gruber
* Babcock-Shattuck House
* Kallet Theatre and Conference Center
* Gary Wright
* The Pike Block
* Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc.
* Kate Auwaerter
* St. Patrick’s Lofts
* Stevedore Lofts
* Karen Howe
* Laci’s Tapas Bar
* Sheldon Hall

Event Details

6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014
High Peaks Club, State Tower Building, 109 South Warren St., Syracuse, NY
RSVP by May 16th via: email@pacny.net or by phone: (315) 214-6439


Since 1972, the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) has presented annual historic preservation awards 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.