The 2018 Preservation Awards

The Chemung Canal Trust Company hosted the 2018 Historic Ithaca Preservation Awards on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The “Station” building was a fitting site for the awards. Joseph O. Ciaschi, the namesake for the annual Preservation Excellence Award, rehabbed the building and ran it as The Station Restaurant for many years. More than 120 guests gathered to honor preservation projects and preservation professionals from throughout Tompkins County.

Nine amazing historic preservation projects, from fine stonework to whole-building rehabs, and two preservation advocates received awards. Ithaca and Tompkins County are so fortunate to have creative visionaries and exceptional artisans to preserve our built environment. And we owe so much to Joseph O. Ciaschi Preservation Excellence Award winner Leslie A. Chatterton for the many historic buildings she helped preserve as City of Ithaca Historic Preservation and Neighborhood Planner from 1986 to 2011.

Thank you to Chemung Canal Trust Company for hosting, Serendipity Catering for food and drink, and The Ithaca Jewelbox for providing extra parking.

Click here to view the presentation of the 2018 Preservation Award winners.

2018 Award Winners

New Construction and Rehabilitation

New Bryant Park Garage, Ithaca, NY: Stream Collaborative, Ellen McCollister and Robert Frank, Joshua Lind Builder, Inc.

McCollister and Frank Garage Bryant Park













Melvin Barn, Enfield, NY: Brewster and Company, Melvin Family

Melvin Family Barn







Melvin Barn 2







Masonry Projects

Fuertes Overlook, Stewart Park, Ithaca, NY: Friends of Stewart Park, BrainStone Stonework, AccuFab

Fuertes Overlook Winners







IMG_1031 - Rick Manning







Llenroc, Ithaca, NY: V. Romanoff & Associates, Delta Phi, Lupini Construction

Romanoff Llenroc
















Grove Cemetery Lodge, Ulysses, New York: V. Romanoff & Associates, Grove Cemetery Association, Duffee’s Contracting, LLC

Romanoff Grove Cemetery







After 03-2018







Stimson Hall Stairs, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, Cornell University, Streeter Associates, Sun Precast Company, AccuFab, Greg Crowningshield

Cornell Stairs







Stairs After









Gothics Chimneys, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Klepper, Hanh & Hyatt, Cornell University, Raymond E. Kelley, Inc., Weathermaster Roofing Company, Inc.

Cornell Gothics







Overview of completed Chimney 6 - view 2










John Schroeder, Ithaca, NY

John Schneider









Ulysses Town Board and Jacksonville Community Association, Old Jacksonville Methodist Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, NY

Jacksonville Church







Jacksonville Church







Adaptive Reuse–Interior

121 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State Street, Ithaca, NY: Trade Design Build and Urban Core, LLC








Guttridge After 2







Adaptive Reuse & Rehabilitation

Elmira Savings Bank, Ithaca, NY: HOLT Architects

Elmira Savings Bank







Elmira Savings Bank







Joseph O. Ciaschi Preservation Excellence Award

Leslie A. Chatterton

Leslie Chatterton











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