2013 Awards Luncheon - SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, May 31st, Kleinhans Music Hall
The Fifth Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony & Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Kleinhans Music Hall, exclusively catered by Oliver’s. Networking will commence at 11:00 am with the Luncheon and Awards Ceremony to follow at 12:00 noon.
Tickets are $75 for members; $100 for nonmembers, including a one-year membership in Preservation Buffalo Niagara.
Invitations will be mailed May 1st. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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This year's honorees are:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery East Stair Project
Buffalo's Young Preservationists
The Calumet Building
Days Park Block Club
Evans Bank/former Mennonite Meeting House
Peter and Susie Flickinger
Friendship Fire Engine Silsby Restoration Project
The Lafayette Hotel
Niagara Falls City Hall Main Stair Project
Oakwood Cemetery Association
Orchard Park Train Depot Crew
Remington Lofts on the Canal
Sheet Metal Workers Local 71
Larry Fuchs, Roger Korsh, Robert Stetzko, Andy Adams and Henry Forman
Buffalo Spree Magazine
The Twentieth Century Club
2012 Preservation Award Winners
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Buffalo Architectural Casting
Gary Bolles, Buffalo, NY
Nathan Comstock, Jr. House - Odd Fellows Orphanage
Daniel and Carrie Jones, Lockport, NY
Buffalo Religious Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
Lofts @ 136 – Alling Cory Building
C. Jacob Schneider, Buffalo, NY
Hedstrom Caretaker’s Cottages
Caroline and William Duax, Amherst, NY
Hiram Day Mansion
Don Gilbert, Buffalo, NY
Linwood Preservation District
Ramona Whitaker, Buffalo, NY
Roycroft Campus Master Plan & Roycroft Powerhouse
Roycroft Campus Corporation
Roycroft Campus Master Plan & Roycroft Powerhouse
Flynn Battaglia Architects
223 Lafayette Avenue
Alex Kerns, Buffalo, NY
James Hengst, Buffalo, NY
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Artspace Buffalo Lofts
Hamilton, Houston & Lownie Architects, LLC., Buffalo, NY
The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY
Distinguished Service Award
Catherine F. Schweitzer
Catherine F. Schweitzer Founders Award
Through this awards program, PBN is able to identify and publicize outstanding preservation projects that have been completed in the last several years in Western New York. In addition, awards can be given to honor outstanding individual and organizational achievement.
This page also has information on the award recipients from 2009 through 2011, illustrating the tremendous preservation activity that has been occurring in the Buffalo Niagara region in recent years.
Persons interested in preparing a 2012 nomination should consult these links:
It is preferred that you fill out the nomination form and submit it online. You may also download and print the form to mail in or email us at email@example.com if you'd prefer the form as a Word Document.
For 2011 the Awards Committee worked from December through February to select these recipients, as described by committee chair Tom Yots: “Our panel reviewed thirty-three nominations, and it was exciting to see all that is happening in preservation in Buffalo, Erie and Niagara Counties. Our panel met its job of selecting excellent recipients to be honored, though it was agonizing not to be able to recognize all of the deserving projects that were submitted.” The awards panel also included Richard Baer, Michele Brozek- Knoll, Tyra Johnson, Anthony Armstrong, Jamie Robideau and Alison Fleischmann
2011 Preservation Awards
Preservation Buffalo Niagara’s 2011 Awards Luncheon, held on May 19, featured 10 presentations honoring a diverse array of projects, individuals and organizations. The awards included significant adaptive reuse projects, an innovative educational effort by a business association, a stewardship award for a private club, an all-volunteer group’s effort to revitalize a neighborhood asset, a homeowner’s exemplary restoration effort, an outstanding landscape preservation project and two awards to individuals for outstanding preservation service.
430 people attended to congratulate these winners. Attending were PBN members, the public, public officials, and representatives from the Award Luncheons sponsors, including corporations, professional firms, and foundations. Event Co-chairs were Joseph Eicheldinger, with Key Bank (Event Sponsor) and Maura Cohen, PBN Trustee. The luncheon emcee was PBN Trustee Terrance Robinson, remarks were provided by PBN Chairman Steve Weiss and award presentations were made by Tom Yots, Alison Fleischmann and Executive Director Henry McCartney.
2011 Preservation Award Recipients
2010 Preservation Awards
On May 12th, 340 people attended Preservation Buffalo Niagara's Second Annual Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Buffalo. The featured speaker was Carol Ash, Commissioner of New York Stat Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; she is also the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO); the emcee was Terry Robinson, PBN Trustee. Event Co-chairs were Joseph Eicheldinger, with Key Bank (Event Sponsor) and Maura Cohen, PBN Trustee. 17 additional corporations and firms helped support this event. Award presenters were Catherine Schweitzer, Alison Fleischmann and Tom Yots.
2010 Preservation Award Recipients
Photos by Don Nieman. Thank you, Don! About the "Sullivan-Guaranty Plaque"
The Park Place Historic District - The City of Niagara Falls, The Niagara Falls Preservation Commission, and Park Place Neighborhood Residents - Neighborhood Conservation
We are very appreciative and proud of the 2009 Award Winners.
Our 2009 Preservation Buffalo Niagara Award Winners:
Old Fort Niagara—reuse of the former Army Commissary Building as a visitor center.
First Baptist Church of Newfane—the skilled restoration of this small, 165-year-old cobblestone.
St. Paul’s Cathedral—long term stewardship of this National Landmark, including the recent completion of stained glass and masonry restoration and total roof reconstruction.
Sweetness 7 Café—rehabilitation of 212–220 Grant St. into the apartments and gallery space and its positive impact on the Grant Street commercial district.
Beverly A. Gray Business Incubator—conversion of the vacant Greek-Revival North Jefferson Public Library building as a space for new businesses
Felician Sisters of St. Francis Provincial House—rehabilitation on Buffalo’s Doat Street which will ensure continued presence of the Felician Sisters in the neighborhood.
Town of Clarence—enacting its first preservation ordinance, which will protect and enhance a vast collection of historic resources.
Western New York Heritage Magazine—ten years of promoting knowledge, interest, and dedication to local history and historic architecture in Western New York.
2009 Awards of the City of Buffalo Preservation Board:
Buffalo Public Schools Reconstruction Project
The rehabilitation of 19 Coe Place
The rehabilitation of 591 Delaware Avenue
The rehabilitation and new garage construction at 32 St. Johns Pl
The rehabilitation of the Webb Lofts at 90–94 Pearl Street