An Auburn landmark is one of the recipients of the Preservation Association of Central New York's 2020 Preservation Awards.
The association announced the winners Sunday:
● Andrew Simkin, Esq., Bess Simkin, Paul Barron and Rick Petrone for "excellent rehabilitation work" on the Phoenix Building in Auburn
● Schroeppel Historical Society for its "outstanding rehabilitation" of the 111-year old St. John’s Episcopal Church, now the Schroeppel Historical Society, in Phoenix
● Betsy Kennedy on behalf of the Carriage Barn Books at the Cazenovia Public Library project in Cazenovia
● Cynthia Carrington-Carter in recognition of decades of service to preservation in central New York and beyond
● The William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the "wide-ranging impact" of its historical marker program
● Johnson-Schmidt Architects and Bev & Co. for the renovation of the Barber Block in Cortland
● The Town of Smithfield, Smithfield Community Association and National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum for their year-long campaign celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Smithfield Community Center
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards will be presented during a free online ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.
For more information, visit pacny.net/about-us/awards.
AUBURN — Sometime after Andrew Simkin bought the Phoenix Building in May 2012, he wandered into its bank vault. It hadn't been used in decades…
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