Stuart Stein (1930-2014)

Stuart Stein (1930-2014)

A Preservation Hero

On behalf of Historic Ithaca, former board chair Tania Werbizky of the Preservation League of New York State said of Stu:

“Stu Stein represented the best in community planning, and his impact continues to be felt at the local and statelevels. For years he was chair of the New York State Board for Historic Preservation, the body that makes important decisions about which New York State properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

“He was an early proponent of efforts to preserve and enhance our Erie Canalway communities, to which Ithaca is linked via Cayuga Lake, because he understood the great potential local economic benefit though cultural tourism. Fortunately for us at Historic Ithaca, he was quick to suggest opportunities to enhance our work. He let our staff and board know about important conferences, publications and especially funding opportunities to help us provide exemplary community service. He was also the best kind of teacher and public servant: he led by example.

“We in Ithaca, Tompkins County, and New York State will miss his guidance, but because he taught thousands of students – many of whom went on to careers in historic preservation – his impact will be felt for generations. Our state’s communities are better places because of his work. Stu Stein was a true gentleman, an inspiration and a preservation hero.”

Read more about Stu

Cornell Chronicle Obituary

Ithaca Journal Obituary at Legacy

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