Awards honor projects, organizations, individuals, publications that exemplify excellence in historic preservation

ALBANY — The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2019 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in historic preservation throughout New York State. The nominations must be submitted online by Feb. 14. The awards will be presented on May 9.

"Preservation and reuse of our historic buildings is fundamental to the economic revitalization of our cities, towns, and villages," said Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League. "The restoration of our historic neighborhoods, Main Streets, and underutilized buildings continues to create jobs, provide housing, promote tourism, stimulate private investment, and conserve energy, resources, and open space. Our annual awards program allows us to highlight projects that offer examples of best practices in historic preservation."

To review the guidelines and download a nomination form, please visit www.preservenys.org. For questions regarding the awards process, contact the Preservation League at awards@preservenys.org or 518-462-5658 x18.

The 2018 Excellence Award winners were: Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, Poughkeepsie; Richardson Olmsted Campus, Buffalo; Hotel Saranac, Saranac Lake; Sibley Square, Rochester; R.E. Dietz Lantern Factory, Syracuse; John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor; Tapestry on the Hudson, Troy; The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx.