Richard Pieper became Historic Ithaca’s first architectural conservator in 1981. Through his experience as a restoration craftsman and training at the ICCROM architectural conservation program in Rome, the organization was newly able to offer technical expertise in architectural conservation services. During his tenure, he was also a technical staff member at the City of Ithaca Planning Department and co-authored Ithaca Then and Now, a book documenting Ithaca’s architectural transformation through photos from The History Center’s archives. His work, both in and outside of Historic Ithaca, has contributed significantly to the documentation and preservation of Ithaca’s architectural heritage.
Mark Damon for Ithaca Journal, 1982
Newsletter: Winter 1981