Preservation Awards

Now accepting nominations for 2015 Preservation Awards!

Every year Historic Ithaca, Inc. presents awards for sensitive restoration and preservation projects within Tompkins County.  Any preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or adaptive reuse project completed within the past two years may be nominated for a 2015 award.  Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of preservation professionals and awards made based on such considerations as the importance of the project to the long-term preservation of the building; adherence to basic preservation principles as outlined in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation; and the impact, or potential impact, of the project on the surrounding community.

Download the nomination form as a Word document.
Download the nomination form as a pdf.

We encourage consultation with our staff before submitting an application, and we are happy to provide guidance in preparing the application. Awards will be presented at Historic Ithaca’s Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony on May 7th, 2015.

Nominations must be received by mail at Historic Ithaca’s office, 212 Center Street, or by email to by 5:00 pm Friday, March 27, 2015 and must include all information requested on the nomination form. For more information, contact Christine O’Malley at Historic Ithaca, (607) 273-6633 or

View the 2014 Preservation Award slideshow 

View the 2014 Ciaschi Award slideshow 

See awards from past years, including
before-and-after images:






Award winners 1

In May six properties were recognized for preservation and rehabilitation. Pictured are the 2014  awardees and Rick Lazarus, this year’s recipient of the Ciaschi Award for Preservation Excellence.

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