2017 Preservation Awards

La Tourelle Hotel

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Every year Historic Ithaca presents awards for sensitive restoration and preservation projects throughout Tompkins County. Since 1968 we have made more than 300 awards. In 2017, three barn rehabilitation projects received Awards of Merit, including the Strebel Planning Group’s barn in Varna, the Laughing Goat Fiber Farm barn in the Town of Ithaca, and the Centerline Farm barn in Dryden. On the Ithaca Commons, the Griffin Building, which houses Simeon’s Restaurant, won for its restoration after a devastating accident. Ithaca’s Stewart Park was recognized for the rebuilding of its Tea Pavilion. Several residential projects were honored for excellence in rehabilitation. Dryden Town Historical Society and Historic Ithaca volunteer Gina Prentiss received the Joseph O. Ciaschi Award for Preservation Excellence.

Click here to view the presentation of Preservation Hall of Fame winners.

2017 Award Winners

Small Projects and Reuse

Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, Ithaca
Cancer Resource Center







Slow Lane Residence, Danby








Trumansburg Liquor Store, Trumansburg
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Agricultural Buildings

Centerline Farm, Dryden
Centerline Farm






Laughing Goat Fiber Farm, Ithaca
Laughing Goat







Strebel Planning Group Barn, Varna
Strebel Barn






Residential Rehabilitations

840 Snyder Hill Road, Dryden

snyder hill road farmhouse







204 North Geneva Street, Ithaca
North Geneva










Stewart Park Tea Pavilion, Ithaca
tea pavilion






Griffin Building (Simeon’s), Ithaca
Griffin Building






Joseph O. Ciaschi Preservation Excellence Award

Gina Prentiss, Dryden

Gina Prentiss

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