Preservation League Seeks Nominations for 2013

The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2013 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in historic preservation throughout New York State.

The postmark deadline for nominations is February 14, 2013. The awards will be presented during the Preservation League’s Annual Meeting on May 15, 2013 in New York City at the historic New York Yacht Club.

&#8220Preservation and reuse of our historic buildings is fundamental to the economic revitalization of our cities, towns, and villages,&#8221 said Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League. &#8220The restoration of our historic neighborhoods, Main Streets, and underutilized buildings continues to create jobs, provide housing, promote tourism, stimulate private investment, and conserve energy, resources, and open space. Our annual Awards program allows us to highlight projects that could one day provide new examples of best practices in historic preservation.&#8221

The League especially encourages nominations that may provide case studies or models incorporating energy efficiency, adaptive reuse, or New York’s Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit program.

The awards program is supported by a grant from the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation.
To download a nomination form, visit the Preservation League’s website at For additional information on the awards contact the Preservation League office at 518-462-5658 x17- or by email at [email protected].

The 2012 Excellence Award recipients were: The Albany County Courthouse, Albany County- Annex Mills at High Falls, Monroe County- The Eastman Theatre, Monroe County- Amsterdam Armory, Montgomery County- Hamilton Grange National Memorial, New York County- Niagara Mohawk Building, Onondaga County- TWA Flight Center, JFK International Airport, Queens County- Christ Church Bronxville, Westchester County. The organizers of the 2011 National Preservation Conference in Buffalo received a special citation. &#8220Build a Better Burb,&#8221 a project of the Rauch Foundation in Nassau and Suffolk Counties was honored as an outstanding publication. Corning Enterprises in Steuben County was honored for organizational excellence.

Illustration: The Amsterdam Armory, a 2012 Excellence in Preservation Award recipient.

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