Nominees sought for historic preservation awards


The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2019 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in historic preservation throughout New York State, according to a program announcement.

The nominations must be
submitted online by Feb. 14, the announcement said, adding that the awards will be presented
on May 9.

“The 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,” said Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League.

“Our annual awards program allows us to highlight projects that offer examples of best
practices in historic preservation,” the Preservation League president added.

There is no nomination fee for the Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, the announcement said, adding that self-nominations are allowed and encouraged.

Guidelines and a nomination form are available online at

Questions may be directed to or (518) 462-5658 x18.

According to the program announcement, the 2018 Excellence Award winners were:

Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, in Poughkeepsie

Richardson Olmsted Campus, in Buffalo

Hotel Saranac, in Saranac Lake

Sibley Square, in Rochester

R.E. Dietz Lantern Factory, in Syracuse

John Jermain Memorial Library, in Sag Harbor

Tapestry on the Hudson, in Troy

The New York Botanical Garden, in the Bronx in New York City


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