Preservation Award Winners
Each year the Friends of Historic Kingston honors individuals who have demonstrated a deep appreciation for preserving our architectural and cultural heritage. Four Annual Preservation Awards were presented for 2014.
Award to James Aguiar & Mark Haldeman for the renovation of the Abelove House built in 1958
Frank Flynn for his restoration of the Dr. Crispell House at the corner of Fair and Pearl Streets.
Jonathan Korn for his house on Ravine St
Julian Lesser & Philippe Trinh for their house on St. James and Pine St
2013 Award Winners
Catholic Charities Community Center
Award to Robert Carey Construction
St. Peter’s School on Adams St. in the Rondout section of Kingston was designed in 1911 by Kingston architect Arthur Longyear in the French Renaissance style, with brick walls and trim of limestone and bluestone. A fine renovation has been carried out by Carey Construction. It now includes a new gym and services for the community.
88 Maiden Lane. Conrad Elmendorf House
Award to John McKinney
This stone house was constructed in 1725 for Conrad and Blandina Elmendorf and had later alterations and additions. It was the meeting place for the Council of Safety appointed by the New York State Convention in February 1777 to provide for the safety of public property and records. The house has been preserved and the garden enhanced by John McKinney.
260 Fair Street. Originally the Warren Building.
Award to Nora Strano and Rich Morris
This 1915 building was designed by Kingston architect Gerard Betz for client Charles Warren who sold sporting and leather goods and tires. Nora Strano and Rich Morris have sensitively preserved the brick and Indiana limestone façade with large shop and office windows as well as classical architectural details such as the arched doorway and the crowning balustrade.
77 Main Street. Dr. James Elmendorf House.
Award to Chris Genson and Amanda LaValle
This stone house was built in the 18th century and has a 19th century addition of twin picturesque gables and central dormer with Gothic Revival pointed-arched windows. Chris Genson and Amanda LaValle have done a commendable renewal of the roof and bluestone sidewalk.
51 Abruyn Street
Award to Pauline Peters and Jack Ryon
This picturesque wooden cottage of the type popularized by Andrew Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux was built about 1870. It has distinctive picturesque details with projecting eaves, bay window, porch with wooden brackets and added drops, and an interior with marble mantels. Pauline Peters and Jack Ryon have carried out extensive renovations, doing much of the work themselves.