50 for our 50th

50thlogo2_black2016 was a wonderful 50th anniversary year. Every week for 50 weeks, we took to Facebook to post 50 of the founding moments for us as an organization. Here is the list of the people, projects, accomplishments and most important moments in Historic Ithaca’s history! Click each story to read in detail.

1. Old City Hall

2. Historic Ithaca, Inc. is born!

3. The Founders of Historic Ithaca

4. Sylvia Reinhardt

5. First Historic Ithaca Mailings Sent Out

6. January 29, 1967,  Organizational Meeting

7. Annual Preservation Awards Established

8. Landmarks Preservation Ordinance

9. The Old Courthouse of Tompkins County

10. Historic Ithaca’s Radio Program

11. The DeWitt Park Historic District

12.  The Clinton House

13. Inside the Clinton House in the Early Years

14. The DeWitt School Building

15. The Boardman House

16. The East Hill Historic District

17. Greek Revival Festival

18. Moving the Red House

19. St. James A.M.E. Zion Church

20. First Baptist Church

21. Brick Cleaning Demonstration

22. Rural Preservation Company

23. Barns

24. Clinton Hall

25. Architectural Heritage Honor Award

26. History Happens Here

27. Inquire Within: Rental Housing in Ithaca

28. St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Slaterville Springs

29. Cornell Ag Quad Battle

30. Significant Elements 

31. Van Buskirk Gulf Road Bridge

32. First Old House Fair, 1993

33. Historic Metal Truss Bridges

34. West Dryden Community Center

35. NYS Historic Property Tax Exemption – The Ithaca Bill

36. Saving the State Theatre

37. Historic Ithaca and the Friends of the Ithaca City Cemetery

38. Moving the Cradit-Moore House

39. The Zenas King Bowstring Truss Bridge

40. Ithaca Downtown Commercial Historic District

41. Tompkins County Barn Project

42. Work Preserve

43. Downtown West Local Historic District

44. Richard Pieper

45. Professor Stephen Jacobs

46. Carol U. Sisler

47. Constance Saltonstall

48. Victoria Romanoff

49. Courtney Crawford

50. Professor Barclay Jones

51. Professor Stuart Stein

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