30th Anniversary Report 2003
Preserving & Protecting New York
From the President Page 1
Three Decades of Landmark Work Page 2
Advocating for Historic Buildings Page 4
From world-renowned landmarks to Federal-era row houses,
the Conservancy is a voice for preservation.
Providing Architectural Expertise Page 6
Technical assistance ensures the highest standards of preservation.
Preserving Sacred Sites Page 9
Grants and assistance support wise stewardship
of sacred sites across New York State.
Funding Historic Restorations Page 12
Low-interest loans from the Conservancy help owners
restore historic building exteriors.
Revitalizing Neighborhoods Page 14
Grants and project management transform dozens
of Upper Manhattan religious buildings.
Enhancing Community Buildings Page 16
Funds help retain architectural details of converted buildings.
Tenth Annual Living Landmarks Celebration Page 17
A gala night celebrates New York and its legendary citizens.
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards Page 20
Supporters Page 22
Thanks to our corporate, foundation, and individual supporters, the
Conservancy continues to preserve and protect New York’s unique
Board & Staff Page 31
Financial Statement Page 32
What a thrill it is to have reached our thirtieth anniversary this year—three decades
of preserving our incredible architectural heritage and making a difference in New
York. It’s an honor to be part of this organization.
The Conservancy was founded to be the practical arm of preservation,
dedicated to actually restoring bricks and mortar. We have helped so many
buildings, individuals, congregations, and non-profits that traveling around New
York can be startling sometimes. You realize how much you have learned about
the city’s history, architecture, and architects, as well as about the people who
now live, worship, or work inside the great old buildings. It fills you with a special
proprietary feeling about New York.
A remarkable group of people founded and have been associated with the
Conservancy through the years. Brendan Gill, William H. Whyte, Senator Daniel
Patrick Moynihan, Mrs. John Loeb, Si Breines and Sarah Tomerlin Lee are some
whose passing we mourn but association we treasure. The current Board and
talented professional staff possess a dedication, and a level of expertise and interest,
that would be hard to surpass. If I sound like a cheerleader, it’s because I am. The
$24 million in loans and grants we have awarded through the years make us one
of the largest, most productive, and most recognized preservation groups
in the country. We have even become known internationally, sponsoring
special workshops in Havana and St. Petersburg, Russia and conferring with
preservationists across Canada.
Our Historic Properties Fund is the largest revolving loan fund for
preservation in the country. Our Sacred Sites program was one of the first in the
country to help landmark religious properties. It remains one of the few programs
of its type and the only one operating on a statewide basis. Our City Ventures Fund
has helped non-profit community developers create AIDS facilities, shelters for
victims of domestic violence and more than 600 units of affordable housing in
older buildings throughout the City. Our technical assistance has been invaluable
to homeowners, coops, non-profits, museums, and even city agencies.
The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone turned to us to manage a unique
preservation fund that has helped 29 landmark quality institutions in Harlem,
Inwood, and Washington Heights. We helped form the Lower Manhattan
Emergency Preservation Fund after 9/11 to preserve the historic character of the
area around Ground Zero. Our efforts ensured that the Corbin Building, an early
skyscraper, will be incorporated into the new Fulton Transit Center. And we have
established good working relationships with the officials charged with rebuilding
and redeveloping the World Trade Center site and its environs.
It’s a thirty-year record of achievement. We hope you are as proud of it as we
are. For we couldn’t have gotten this far, and done so much, without your belief in
our mission and your support. New York, preservation, and the Conservancy face
challenges ahead. But you have to believe in the future to want to preserve the past.
Here’s to the next thirty years. And here’s to you.
Peg Breen, President
1From the President
2Three Decades of Landmark Work
Important early projects of the Landmarks
Conservancy include the U.S. Customs House
on Bowling Green (1), the Federal Archive Building
in Greenwich Village (2), the Fraunces Tavern
Block (3), and St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity
Church in Brooklyn (4).
Brendan Gill, the late author, advocate and
inspiration, presided over the first board of directors
meeting of the Landmarks Conservancy on April 11,
1973. The idea for the Conservancy came three years
earlier when the Municipal Art Society formed a
committee to formulate and launch a separate
organization that could go beyond advocacy and
actually restore buildings.
From Small Beginnings
The Conservancy began with a one-person staff and an
active board, focusing on individual projects in Lower
Manhattan–the reuse of Cass Gilbert’s magnificent
former U.S. Custom House on Bowling Green; saving
the early 19th century Fraunces Tavern block and the
Victorian Pier A on the Hudson River. Today, the
Conservancy continues to have an active board and has
grown to a 15-person staff. Our pioneering programs
and expert technical staff assist hundreds of buildings
each year. And the Conservancy is a leading voice for
preservation policies and programs in Washington and
Albany, as well as at City Hall.
The ability to fund and manage multiple projects
grew out of the redevelopment of the former Federal
Archive Building in Greenwich Village. Revenues
from that project formed the Conservancy’s Historic
Properties Fund, which has grown into the largest
preservation revolving loan fund in the country. The
Fund has made more than $12 million in loans and
grants since its creation and has helped revitalize
buildings and neighborhoods throughout New York.
The Conservancy began hiring technical experts in the
1970s to monitor restoration work the Conservancy
helped fund at the Church of St. Ann and the Holy
Trinity in Brooklyn Heights. Today the Conservancy’s
expert staff consults with non-profits, religious
institutions, individual homeowners, coops and
government agencies; holds workshops on cutting edge
preservation techniques; publishes technical reports; and
lectures for groups ranging from the New York Board of
Coops to the New York Real Estate Board.
The Sacred Sites program was launched in 1986,
following a statewide study of deteriorating religious
properties. The program has now helped almost 800
religious institutions with grants and technical advice.
Common Bond, our journal of technical advice
for religious properties, reaches 6,000 subscribers
nationally. Regular workshops help congregations with
everything from energy conservation to fundraising.
The City Ventures fund was also established
in 1986, offering grants to non-profit community
developers in low and moderate income neighborhoods.
Other programs naturally grew out of our mandate and
technical ability: The Endangered Buildings Fund. The
Upper Manhattan Preservation Fund. The Emergency
Non-Profit Fund. The Endangered Buildings Initiative.
The restoration of Astor Row.
Astor Row has been transformed through the Conservancy’s work.
Back to Our Roots
Just as we began in Lower Manhattan, we are involved
there today in the wake of 9/11. We are a partner now
with the Municipal Art Society and other groups, saving
threatened historic structures around Ground Zero and
working to protect the historic integrity of the site itself.
There has been a remarkable number of projects and a
constant array of dedicated Board and staff associated
with the Conservancy throughout the years. New York’s
architecture and its people continue to be a constant
source of inspiration. Helping to preserve the greatest
City in the world is a demanding, but a very rewarding,
Celebrating Our 30th Birthday
Friends, supporters, Board members, and staff
celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the founding
of the New York Landmarks Conservancy on
April 30. Timothy Forbes, Chief Operating
Officer of Forbes Inc. and a Living Landmark,
graciously hosted the event at Forbes Galleries
on Fifth Avenue. The festivities featured
balloons and an old-fashioned birthday cake
4Advocating for Landmark Buildings
121 Heberton Avenue, Staten Island
Aeolian Building, Manhattan
Asch Building, Manhattan
Blackwell House, Roosevelt Island
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan
Childs Restaurant on the Boardwalk, Coney
Corbin Building, Lower Manhattan
Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn
Front Street, South Street Seaport Historic
District, Lower Manhattan
Gansevoort Market Historic District,
Henry Miller’s Theater, Manhattan
Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle,
Newtown High School, Queens
NoHo East Historic District, Manhattan
Richmond Hill Republican Club, Queens
Seaview Hospital, Staten Island
Shearith Israel Synagogue, Manhattan
Smallpox Hospital Ruin, Roosevelt Island
Thirteen Federal-Era Row Houses,
Thompson Meter Company Building, Brooklyn
Tribeca South Historic District Extension,
Williamsburg Houses, Brooklyn
Successes of 2003: three Federal-era buildings on MacDougal
Street (1) were designated as landmarks, and a daring design
and bold development proposal for the City’s properties at the
northern end of the South Street Seaport Historic District (2).
The Conservancy is a respected voice at City agencies
considering landmark and preservation issues. In 2003
the Conservancy urged the Landmarks Preservation
Commission to designate several unusual individual
buildings, including the Williamsburg Houses and
Thompson Meter Company Building in Brooklyn; a
fine Victorian house at 121 Heberton Avenue in Port
Richmond on Staten Island; and the Aeolian and Asch
Buildings in Manhattan. We also supported the creation
of new or extended historic districts in the Tribeca
South, NoHo East, and Gansevoort Market.
Several of the Conservancy’s positions were
controversial. We backed the Landmarks Preservation
Commission’s proposal to charge modest fees for some
building permits in order to offset the operational costs
and ensure steady staffing levels. We also supported the
landmark designation of the Cathedral of St. John the
Divine, but it was overturned by the City Council
because LPC’s action allowed new development on
the nearby grounds. Finally, we urged approval of
a proposal by Congregation Shearith Israel to fund
continued restoration of its historic synagogue with the
proceeds of an adjacent new development.
The Conservancy supported a daring design and
bold development proposal for rental housing on the
City-owned properties at the northern end of the South
Street Seaport Historic District. After a decade’s delay,
we applaud the City for developing a plan that saves
11, historic, Front Street shells in addition to three
The Corbin Building (1, 2) will be a part of the new transportation
Center at Fulton and Broadway. A historic map (3)
shows Lower Manhattan.
Protecting Historic Assets
Helping Targeted Areas
In 2003, we scored a decisive victory in October when
the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
announced that it would preserve the Corbin Building,
a Romanesque forerunner of modern skyscrapers
designed by architect Francis Hatch Kimball in 1898 for
prominent businessman Austin Corbin.
The Conservancy hired structural engineer Robert
Silman to demonstrate the feasibility of underpinning
the Corbin during construction of a $750 million
Fulton Transit Center. We enlisted architectural
historian Andrew Scott Dolkart to prepare historical
documentation to support the nomination of the
building to the State and National Registers of Historic
Places. The success of this nomination ensures that the
MTA will consult with the State Historic Preservation
Officer about its redevelopment plans and seek to
mitigate any adverse impacts on historic resources.
The Conservancy met with elected officials,
municipal agencies, community leaders and residents,
civic groups, real estate and business leaders, and
Using Corridors of Concern, a map
developed in 2003 to identify historic
resources in Lower Manhattan, the
Conservancy advocated for the preservation
of the Fulton, Greenwich, and West Street
corridors. Consultant Ken Lustbader and
architectural historian Michael Caratzas
prepared detailed histories and analyses
of older buildings along the Fulton and
Greenwich corridors, which were shared
with the Lower Manhattan Development
Corporation and other key community
The Conservancy worked with Lower
Manhattan Emergency Preservation Fund
and sister organizations on this precedentsetting
agenda that has attracted the
attention and praise of the media, including
The New York Times, NY1 News, The
Gotham Gazette, and the Discovery Channel
series on the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan.
5Protecting Historic Assets
6Providing Architectural Expertise
Technical Services assisted with the restoration of
City Hall station and its elaborate skylights (1)
for the 100th anniversary of the IRT. Other projects
included advising on the restoration and adaptive
reuse of the TWA terminal at JFK (2) and
consultatioin on window restoration
at 100 Bridge Street, Brooklyn (3).
The Technical Services Center is recognized for its
expertise and often called upon by city agencies and
non-profits. Two projects in 2003 involved historic
transportation sites that are currently inaccessible to
NYC Transit retained TSC as preservation
consultants on the first phase of restoration of the
historic City Hall Subway Station beneath City Hall
Park. Considered the “First Station” of the IRT system,
its architectural treatment reflects that era of grand
public spaces. Closed to the public since the 1940s,
the ghost station is a time capsule of multi-colored
Guastavino vaults and leaded skylights. As the site of
the subway system’s inauguration ceremony in 1904, the
station is scheduled to host a ceremony to commemorate
the 100th anniversary in the fall of 2004 with the
Governor, Mayor, and other dignitaries.
The Conservancy was a Consulting Party in the
Section 106 review of the proposed restoration and
reuse of the former TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy
International Airport. This review evaluates the impact
of government-funded projects on buildings and sites
listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We
supported the adaptive reuse of the historic building and
the construction of a new terminal building behind it. By
freeing the historic building of the many requirements
and constraints associated with modern terminal use,
many unsympathetic changes can be undone and the
building can be restored both inside and out. The
terminal will house a variety of new, airport-related
uses, such as a conference and meeting center,
restaurants, an exhibition gallery and electronic
ticketing kiosks. It will be linked to the new terminal
by the original Saarinen-designed Flight Tubes, which
originally lead passengers to the gate areas.
The Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island (1) is being stablized
and incorporated into a park. In 2003, TSC worked with Pomander Walk (2),
the Museum of the City of New York (3), and St. Bartholomew’s Church (4).
The Judge Building (5) is one of dozens for which the Conservancy
holds preservation easements.
Assisting the City’s Institutions
Cultural and educational institutions are often
stewarding grand, historic buildings, requiring expert
technical advice to preserve and maintain. Last year,
TSC continued its work with the Museum of the City of
New York to revitalize its magnificent Georgian Revival
home in the Upper East Side. In addition to important
repairs and upgrades, a new heating plant was installed
in 2003, and plans were finalized for a new slate roof.
TSC, with Goshow Architects, surveyed the historic
windows in the original McKim, Mead & White
buildings on the Columbia University campus. The
resulting study documents a wide variety of window
types, and sets the restoration strategy and standards for
replacement windows where the originals were lost.
The former Smallpox Hospital at the southernmost
tip of Roosevelt Island is known to most New Yorkers
as the ivy-covered ruin visible from the FDR Drive.
The Conservancy has met with officers of the
Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation to advance
the stabilization of the ruins.
A Tool for Preservation: Easements
The Prince of Asturias, Spain presided at the fall, 2003
ceremony to inaugurate the restored and reconstructed
Amster Yard, an ensemble of small buildings on East 49th
Street. The Cervantes Institute, the Spanish Cultural
Center, purchased and renovated the complex. The
Conservancy was intensely involved in the construction
and restoration process, because it holds a preservation
easement on Amster Yard.
An easement is a legal agreement between a
property owner and an organization that restricts future
changes to the property. In 2003, the Conservancy
accepted two new preservation façade easements:
• Central Savings Bank (now Apple Bank),
2100 Broadway, York & Sawyer, 1926–28
• The Judge Building, 110 Fifth Avenue,
McKim Mead & White, 1888–90
This brings the total number of easements to 28.
The Verizon Building has been restored
to its original glory inside (1) and out (2),
after the damage sustained on 9/11.
Reaching Out to Professionals
110 Bridge Street, Brooklyn
157 East 75th Street, Manhattan
8220 Narrows Avenue, Brooklyn
Amster Yard, Manhattan
City Hall IRT Station, Manhattan
Columbia University, Manhattan
Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Center at the
Institute of International Education,
Former Smallpox Hospital, Roosevelt Island
India House, Manhattan
Lady Moody House, 17 Gravesend Neck Road,
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan
Pomander Walk, Manhattan
Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New
Regis High School, Manhattan
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manhattan
TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport,
West Park Presbyterian Church, Manhattan
In addition to working with building owners, the
Technical Services Center has a mission to promote
information about preservation technology and
practice. In 2003, this took the form of a forum on
“Color and Pattern: Uncovering Decorative Legacies,”
which studied the restoration of interior decorative
finishes at Central Synagogue and Congregation
Shearith Israel. TSC also sponsored a series of evening
seminars with the New York Council of Coops and
Condominiums aimed at assisting board members
of historic multiple dwellings in their dealings with
architects, engineers and contractors. Subjects included
façade inspections, terra cotta restoration options,
Landmarks Commission rules and regulations, and
other general construction-related topics.
Director Alex Herrera presented a workshop on
restoration practices to architects and engineers on staff
at New York City Transit. It focused on the special
requirements when planning or executing work on
stations that are either listed, or eligible for listing, on
the National Register. Herrera also wrote an article on
the restoration of Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Center
at the Institute of International Education for the
Summer Issue of Oculus magazine. The restoration
of the International Style rooms, Alvar Aalto’s only
surviving work in New York, was researched and
supervised by the Conservancy’s Technical Services
Herrera is also representing the Conservancy as
head of the Historic Buildings Committee of the New
York Model Codes Program, a study of the existing
building codes by the New York City Department of
Buildings. The goal is to replace the existing patchwork
codes with a new code based on the International
The Sacred Sites program has awarded 800 grants,
totaling over $3.9 million, since 1986. With each grant
comes guidance on preservation techniques, project
management, and fundraising. Sometimes a grant
request develops into an extended and intensive
relationship, as in the case of West-Park Presbyterian
An outstanding example of late 19th century
religious architecture in New York City, West-Park
is situated prominently at the corner of West 86th and
Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan. Eligible for listing on
the State and National Registers of Historic Places, it is
located just outside the Upper West Side/Central Park
West Historic District.
The church first contacted the Conservancy’s Sacred
Sites staff in 2000 about masonry façade repairs. Its
endowment was dwindling rapidly, and even with a
Conservancy pledge of a $10,000 grant, the church
didn’t have sufficient funds for the project.
In 2003, the Conservancy learned the congregation
was exploring demolition and redevelopment to
raise funds. Working with a coalition of congregational
leadership, the Presbytery, West Side City Council
member Gale Brewer, Landmark West!, and community
members, the Conservancy sought a solution that would
retain the historic church and meet the congregation’s
Neighbors and community leaders formed Friends
of West-Park as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation and
developed a $6 million plus fundraising plan. They have
secured initial pledges of over $3 million, retained an
experienced preservation architect to design an enlarged
building complex that will provide income and space for
programming, and found potential community partners
to use some of the new space. West-Park Church is now
considering the community’s offer. The Conservancy
remains involved as the congregation and community
seek common ground.
The fate of West-Park Presbyterian Church, at 86th
and Amsterdam Avenue, (1) hung in the balance
throughout 2003. Neighbors presented this
preliminary design that incorporates the historic
structure while expanding program space (2).
Rev. Dr. Eugene Callender of New York Presbytery
Board of Trustees spoke at a public forum (3) on the
future of the building.
9Preserving Sacred Sites
First Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Poughkeepsie (1) had deteriorating window
frames (2) that also affected its stained glass.
The Sacred Sites Program helped develop
an overall preservation plan that resulted
in restored windows (3).
Addressing the Larger Issues
Spurred by the West-Park issue, the Sacred
Sites Program initiated discussions with
leadership of several denominations about
appropriate redevelopment for redundant
religious properties. The Conservancy held a
roundtable discussion with members of the
New York Presbytery Board of Trustees,
financial and real estate staff from the New
York Episcopal Diocese and the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and
experts in nonprofit real estate development.
The discussion stressed the importance of
identifying new sources of income, such as
nonprofit partners, to support landmarkquality
churches before repairs become
The Conservancy has also reached out
to the New York Presbytery and Roman
Catholic Dioceses of New York and Albany
to promote National Register listing. Unlike
local landmark ordinances, the National
Register is primarily honorific rather than
regulatory in nature. In cases where listing
isn’t feasible, even a preliminary determination
of eligibility for listing on the State and
National Registers can enable a property to
apply for certain private funds, such as the
Conservancy’s Historic Property Fund loans
or Sacred Sites Fund grants.
Site Visits Across the State
The staff visits as many sites of grant applicants as
possible, and sometimes those visits affect the funding
priorities of the congregation. First Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie, a red brick
Romanesque Revival church built in 1856, applied
to the Sacred Sites Program in May 2002 to fund
restoration of their failing stained glass windows.
However, as soon the Grants Manager Erin Tobin
Bearden saw the deteriorated brownstone trim and
clogged gutters, she emphasized the priority of
addressing those problems first. Some lintels had
delaminated so severely that she could see daylight
through the layers of stone.
Sacred Sites recommended preservation consultant
Kimberly Konrad Alvarez, who was then hired to
prepare a masonry conditions assessment and assist
the architect, Edmond G. Loedy, in preparing plans,
specifications, and construction management—and
awarded a $1,200 Consulting Grant to fund the
masonry report. In 2003, the Landmarks Conservancy
followed up with a $6,000 grant to stabilize loose
brownstone and repair the drainage system. As advised,
the church has also instituted a regular gutter cleaning
as part of its cyclical maintenance. After these more
urgent issues are addressed, the Conservancy will
continue to work with First Evangelical Lutheran to
preserve the lovely stained glass windows that first
brought them to us.
Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grants
Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie
Grace Church, Manhattan
Immanuel Baptist Church, Rochester
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, Manhattan
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Liberty
St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church, Spencertown
Universal Baptist Church, Saratoga Springs
Sacred Sites Grants
All Saints Episcopal Church, Briarcliff Manor
Asbury United Methodist Church, Croton-on-Hudson
Baptist Temple, Brooklyn
Beth-El Temple, Church of God in Christ, Far Rockaway
Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Buffalo
Bristol Hill Congregational Church, Volney
Chapel Hill Bible Church, Marlboro
Chapin Memorial, Unitarian Universalist
Society of Oneonta, Oneonta
Christ Episcopal Church, Albion
Church of St. Andrew, Staten Island
Church of the Holy Innocents, Highland Falls
Church of the Transfiguration, Manhattan
Delphi Falls United Church, Delphi Falls
Eldridge Street Project, Manhattan
Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Harlemville, Hillsdale
First Baptist Church, Ossining
First Congregational Church, Jamestown
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Poughkeepsie
First United Methodist Church of Seneca Falls, Seneca Falls
First United Methodist Church, Bainbridge
First United Methodist Church, Ilion
Flushing Monthly Meeting, Flushing
Greenpoint Reformed Church, Brooklyn
Hamilton Monthly Meeting, Smyrna
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Manhattan
Hunter Synagogue (Congregation Kol Yisroyal Anshai),
Lakeville A.M.E. Zion Church, Manhasset
Magen David Synagogue, Brooklyn
Monthly Meeting of Religious Society of Friends,
Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, Manhattan
New Kingston Presbyterian Church, Margaretville
Old Saratoga Reformed Church, Schuylerville
Park Church in Elmira, Elmira
Preble Congregational Church, Preble
Presbyterian Church of Rensselaerville, Conkling Hall,
Riverdale Presbyterian Church, Bronx
Scarborough Presbyterian Church, Scarborough
Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, Manhattan
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Brewster
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Yaphank
St. George’s Church, Hempstead
St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Ithaca
St. John’s Church, Honeoye Falls
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Staatsburg
St. Mark’s Baptist Church, Highland Falls
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Patchogue
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rochester
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Albany
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, South Nyack
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Geneva
Stanton Street Synagogue - Congregation B’nai Jacob Anschei
Temple Sinai, Saratoga Springs
Thomas Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Watertown
United Church of Oxford, Oxford
United Methodist Church of Patchogue, Patchogue
Women’s Interfaith Institute, Seneca Falls
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12Funding Historic Restorations
The Historic Properties Fund helps improves
facades of historic homes, like 98 South Oxford
in Fort Greene (1). Before the work (2),
the home had a dreary façade, but after,
it features lovely details (3).
The Historic Properties Fund has authorized over $12
million in low interest loans and $260,000 in grants for
owners for restoration work on all types of historic
properties since its inception in 1982. 2003 was a
year of “nines” for the Fund: $999,000 in loans closed
for nine properties; nine restoration projects were
One notable 2003 project was the façade restoration
of a clapboard row house at 98 South Oxford Street in
Brooklyn. Built circa 1850 in the transitional Greek
Revival/Italianate style, it sits on an eclectic block
dominated by brownstone structures and is a
contributing building to the Fort Greene National
Register Historic District, just outside the boundaries
of the City-designated historic district in Fort Greene.
Unlike properties in City-designated historic
districts, changes to buildings in National Register
historic districts are not publicly regulated unless state
or federal financing is involved, so the owners weren’t
legally bound to historic preservation objectives.
But with a $130,000 loan from the Historic Properties
Fund and a strong desire to restore their property
appropriately, the owners avoided aluminum siding
and chose new cedar clapboards, along with a restored
cornice and repaired roof and drainage systems. The
restoration also included new windows and frames,
porch structure, Corinthian columns, railings, balusters,
floor and ceiling boards, and stairs—all wooden. Even
the sidewalk is new! This work inspired the next-door
neighbors to restore their building as well.
A Unique Project
Kehila Kedosha Janina is one of a kind. It is the only
community of Romaniote Jews in America and one
of the last remaining Romaniote synagogues in the
world. Distinguished by their traditional Greek rites,
a group of Romaniotes emigrated from Greece and
established a congregation in 1906. The synagogue
offers traditional Romaniote services and houses a
museum dedicated to the history and culture of the
2,000-year-old Romaniote Jewish Community.
Like many Lower East Side synagogues of the early
1900s, the vernacular temple at 280 Broome Street
was designed with Classical and Moorish influences. It
features a three-bay facade, central entrance, a reference
to corner towers, and tablets containing the Ten
Commandments. The building needed substantial
restoration, including replacement of wood and stained
glass windows, cleaning and repointing of the buffcolored
brick facade, and roof replacement.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy, the
Lower East Side Conservancy, and the congregation
collaborated to successfully restore the building. As a
result, Kehila Kedosha Janina was listed in the National
Register of Historic Places and awarded a grant of
$50,000 from the State’s Environmental Protection
Fund, a highly competitive grant process. The Historic
Properties Fund matched the State grant with a grant
of $10,000 and a loan of $70,000. Another $10,000
from the Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Fund
completed the necessary financing.
Just in time for services for the Jewish High Holy
Days, the restoration work was completed in the fall
of 2003, but it was just one aspect of Janina’s recent
revival. The synagogue has experienced a tremendous
renewal of interest from the local community and from
Romaniote Jews across the country.
Kehila Kedosha Janina (1) is a synagogue unique
for its Romaniote heritage. The years had darkened
its exterior (2) and detailing (3).
Anderson-Johnson Residence, Fort Greene,
Castillo-Bush Residence, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Cathedral of St. Sava, Manhattan
Causer Residence, Bedford-Stuyvesant,
Clark Residence, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Cohn Residence, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Delliturri Residence, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Greenwich House, Manhattan*
Halls-Sampson Residence, Crown Heights,
Ingrum Residence, Harlem, Manhattan*
Kedila Kedosha Janina Synagogue, Manhattan*
Kanem Residence, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Keucher-Walsted Residence, New Brighton,
Kipfmueller Residence, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn*
McConnell Residence, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
McCullough-Paradis Residence, Clinton Hill,
Mills-Evans Residence, Park Slope, Brooklyn*
Penn Residence, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn*
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Manhattan
St. James Episcopal Church, Elmhurst, Queens
Stephenson-Brewster Residence, Fort Greene,
Wechter-Tompkins Residence, Williamsburg,
* Completed in 2003
UMHPF grants were used to restore Convent
Avenue Baptist Church (1), Holy Trinity
Church (2) , and St. Ambrose (3).
The Upper Manhattan Historic Preservation Fund
(UMHPF), which the Landmarks Conservancy
administers for Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone,
had a busy construction season in 2003, completing 10
projects. This pioneering program employs preservation
as a tool for economic development.
Tourists and residents of Harlem’s Hamilton
Heights Historic District will enjoy the results
of UMHPF’s recent work. The renewed elegance of
Convent Avenue Baptist Church’s monumental stained
glass window is one of many success. Other UMHPF
projects which included restored roofs, masonry,
drainage systems, wood windows and attic trusses
at Convent Avenue Baptist and neighboring Greater
Tabernacle Baptist and St. Luke’s Episcopal churches
helped preserve the picturesque late-19th and early 20th
Projects at four other upper Manhattan religious
institutions were completed in 2003 with grants of
$100,000 each. St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, an
individual New York City landmark and home to the
City’s oldest African-American Episcopal congregation,
used UMHPF funds to restore stained glass windows
throughout the sanctuary. A few blocks south, Old
Broadway Synagogue, a National Register 1920s
vernacular building, transformed its façade by
recreating the original tripartite, arched window,
replacing other deteriorated stained glass and cleaning
and repairing the exterior masonry. In Inwood, the John
Russell Pope-designed Holy Trinity Church restored the
roofs and drainage systems of two of its three buildings.
East Harlem’s Chambers Memorial Baptist Church
completed masonry restoration of its Romanesque
Revival brick and sandstone façade.
Chambers Memorial Baptist Church, East Harlem
Church of St. Edward the Martyr, East Harlem
Convent Avenue Baptist Church, Hamilton Heights
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church,
Mt. Morris Park
Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mt. Morris Park
First Corinthian Baptist Church, Harlem
Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church, Mt. Morris Park
Holy Trinity Church, Inwood
Holyrood Church, Washington Heights
Masjid Malcolm Shabazz, Harlem
Mt. Morris Ascension Church, Mt. Morris Park
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Hamilton Heights
Old Broadway Synagogue, Manhattanville
St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Harlem
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Hamilton Heights
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Harlem
For many congregations, participating in the UMHPF
program sparked an interest and commitment to good
building stewardship. Old Broadway Synagogue,
for example, began planning an interior restoration
program, and 2001 UMHPF grantee, Holyrood Church
will embark on a complete terra cotta façade restoration
Some congregations have used UMHPF grants and
loans to initiate fundraising campaigns and leverage
funds from other sources. St. Ambrose Episcopal
Church and Holy Trinity Church were awarded a total
of $90,000 in grants and loan funds from the Episcopal
Diocese of New York Property Support Committee to
support UMHPF-funded projects. Ephesus Seventh Day
Adventist Church raised over $500,000 to undertake the
complete façade restoration begun with an initial grant
of $100,000 from UMHPF.
With more projects on the drawing boards, the
Conservancy will remain an active partner in the
revitalization of the Upper Manhattan community.
After 40 years, the historic triple-arched window at Old Broadway
Synagogue (1) is back in its place, recreated with a $100,000 UMHPF grant.
Historic photos (2) helped guide its restoration decades after the window
was removed and the opening bricked up (3). Gil Studios painstakingly
recreated each section of the missing window (4).
16Enhancing Community Buildings
The Belmont (1, 2) will be a home for low-income families.
Funding from City Ventures allowed a preservation
consultant to oversee the project. Other 2003
projects included 181 Bainbridge Street (3) and
277 Gates Avenue (4), both in Brooklyn.
Cornerstone Baptist Church,
New Destiny Housing Corporation, Bedford-
Pratt Area Community Council, Bedford-
* Completed in 2003
Through the City Ventures Fund, the Conservancy
works with non-profit developers to retain the period
details of non-landmark but architecturally significant
buildings being converted to housing and community
service centers. The Fund has provided over $1.1 million
in grants and loans, resulting in the creation of over 600
affordable apartments since 1986.
At 547 Madison Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the
Cornerstone Baptist Church transformed the Belmont,
a 1903 apartment building, into nine units of housing
for low-income families and senior citizens. It is a
contributing building to the Stuyvesant North Historic
District, a proposed expansion of the city and National
Register-listed Stuyvesant Heights Historic District. A
City Ventures Fund grant of $35,000 was used to restore
the building’s masonry, brownstone sills and entry,
and to repair and paint the metal bays and cornice.
Most importantly, the grant covered the costs of a
preservation consultant to ensure that all work was
carried out satisfactorily.
With a $45,000 City Ventures Fund grant
to replicate an ornamental fascia, the Pratt Area
Community Council (PACC) is rehabilitating the
distinctive Beaux-Art style apartment building at 277
Gates Avenue. Built in 1910, the once-vacant building
will house low-income senior citizens. Nearby, New
Destiny Housing Corporation is using a $25,000 grant
to restore the brownstone entry and stoop, front door,
cornice, and ironwork of a building that will contain
eight units of permanent housing for families who have
survived domestic violence.
“By saving buildings, you save the spirit
of New York.” — Henry Grunwald
Thank you, Henry. We couldn’t have said it better
The Tenth Annual Living Landmarks Celebration
was held at The Plaza on November 5, and it was the
Conservancy’s most successful gala yet. Over 500 guests
joined us to honor:
• Louise & Henry Grunwald, Philanthropists
• John Kander & Fred Ebb, Composers
• Elaine Kaufman, Restaurateur
• Peter Peterson, Investment banker
• Elaine Stritch, Entertainer, and
• Victor Gotbaum, Labor leader and recipient of the
Lew Rudin Award for Outstanding Public Service.
1. Victor & Betsy Gotbaum
2. Henry & Louise Grunwald, Peter G. Peterson, Liz Smith
3. Elaine Stritch, Joan Camins, Jack Kerr
4. Danny Zarem & Elaine Kaufman
Henry Grunwald went on to praise the city’s
“incredible freedom, incredible openness to outsiders,
and incredible range of opportunities and choices.”
He added, “I’d rather be a landmark in a corner of
New York, than in a grand plaza anywhere else.”
1710th Annual Living Landmarks Celebration
1. Fred Ebb, Liza Minelli, John Kander
2. Liz Smith, Fred Ebb, John Kander
3. Helen Gurley Brown & Peter Duchin
Accepting his award from Beth Rudin DeWoody,
Victor Gotbaum received big laughs when he said,
“There’s no city like New York— Especially if you’re
The night was filled with music once again as
Elaine Stritch entertained guests. She said it was “a
helluva thrill” to be named a Living Landmark and
sang Victor Herbert’s “In Old New York” and “Of
Thee I Sing,” which she dedicated to New York.
Landmark Peter Duchin and his orchestra provided
music throughout the night.
Pete Peterson said about Host Liz Smith, “Liz
defines the essence of New York and what New
Yorkers are all about. She is literary, cosmopolitan,
metropolitan, brass not crass, naughty but never
Liza Minnelli electrified the crowd with a surprise
special appearance. She sang several songs in honor of
Kander & Ebb. She started with their trademark song
for her, “Liza with a Z,” then performed “And the
World Goes Round.” Her spectacular finale was “New
York, New York” with the composers singing along
with her. It brought the room to a standing ovation.
So ended an exceptional evening and a great tribute
to the Conservancy, to our honorees, and to our City.
Brooke Russell Astor
Paul Binder &
Helen Gurley Brown
Pat & William F. Buckley, Jr.
Betty Comden &
Joan Ganz Cooney
Joseph F. Cullman III
Philippe de Montebello
Anthony Drexel Duke
Steve, Robert, Christopher
& Tim Forbes
Louise & Henry Grunwald
Kitty Carlisle Hart
Marian & Andrew Heiskell
John Kander & Fred Ebb
Arie L. Kopelman
Henry Luce III
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Jerry Orbach &
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
John L. Tishman
Thomas Von Essen
Harvey & Bob Weinstein
George C. Wolfe
1. Mike and Mary Wallace
2. Barbara and Donald Tober, Peg Breen
3. Mr. & Mrs. Jan Hird Pokorny
4. Mr. & Mrs. Felix Rohatyn
5. Beth Rudin DeWoody, Randy Bourscheidt
6. Randi Weingarten, Elise Wagner & Valerie Campbell
Lucy winners include the Washington Square
Arch (1), the Brooklyn Historical Society (2), and
the Middle School for Packer Collegiate
Institute (3). Students learn preservation
techniques at Lucy-winning High School for
the Preservation Arts (4) in Brooklyn.
The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards, named after
a noted philanthropist, are intended to recognize the
property owners, builders, artisans, and designers who
renew the beauty and utility of New York’s distinctive
architecture. Each year, the awards celebrate the success
of historic preservation and its role in the economic,
social, and cultural vitality of our city.
Nine construction projects received a coveted Lucy
for work completed in 2003. The Biltmore Theater, site
of the awards ceremony, was lauded for the Polshek
Parnership’s deft restoration and adaptive use of this
vacant, deteriorating midtown landmark, opened in
1925 and shuttered since 1986, as the new home of the
Manhattan Theatre Club. The 1878 Brooklyn Historical
Society headquarters in Brooklyn Heights has been
meticulously restored and upgraded by Jan Hird
Pokorny Associates. On Staten Island, the Collegiate
Gothic-style complex of six interconnected buildings
dating from 1902-1964, Curtis High School, has been
carefully repaired by STV, Inc. architects for the School
Construction Authority. Kehila Kadosha Janina
Synagogue, founded on the Lower East Side by Greek-
Jewish immigrants in 1906, has been renewed by
Leonard Colchamiro, architect, for the congregation
and the Lower East Side Conservancy.
In Brooklyn Heights, architect Hugh Hardy has
created a cutting-edge Middle School for Packer
Collegiate Institute by adapting the 1869 Old St. Ann’s
Church by James Renwick. At 780 West End Avenue in
Manhattan, a Blum Brothers masterpiece dating from
1912, Walter B. Melvin Architects has restored the
parapet, cornice, balconies, and facade. In the venerable
Schermerhorn Row Block, architects Beyer Blinder
Belle have fit the South Street Seaport Museum into the
200-year-old buildings in a seamless manner. In Lower
Manhattan, next to Ground Zero, the 1927 Art Deco
landmark Verizon Building has been repaired and
returned to service from the grievous damage it suffered
on 9/11 by William F. Collins Architects; especially
welcome is the brilliant lobby restoration by EverGreene
Painting Studios. Finally, the New York City
Department of Parks & Recreation has completed a
thoughtful and comprehensive restoration of the 1895
Washington Square Arch and its elegant statuary, under
the watchful eye of Building Conservation Associates.
An Innovative Curriculum
The Awards ceremony was held at the Biltmore Theatre (1).
The newly renovated house was full the night of the Awards (2).
Enjoying the reception, Suzanne Davis of JCDecaux,
Margery Perlmutter, Esq. of Bryan Cave LLP, and Karen Ansis,
Director of the Historic Properties Fund (3). Koula, Sol, and Suzanne
Kofinas from Kehila Kedosha Janina celebrate their Lucy award (4).
In addition, the High School for the Preservation
Arts won the Preservation Organization Award for
2003. This is the City’s curriculum for training in the
preservation trades, conceived by former City Council
Member Kenneth K. Fisher and Kate Ottavino.
An Influential Leader
The culmination of the ceremony was the presentation
of the Preservation Leadership Award to Joan Maynard,
of Brooklyn, founder of the Weeksville Society in 1974
and a former Landmarks Conservancy Board Member.
Conservancy President Peg Breen said, “In her long
quest to restore Weeksville and bring African-American
history alive, Joan has enlarged our understanding of
what is important to preserve. She has brought that
message throughout our country and around the world.
Her impact on preservation has been enormous.”
The recipients were selected by the Conservancy’s
Awards Committee, which is chaired by Paul Herzan,
and included committee members Peg Breen, Joan
Camins, Anne Coffin, Joseph Fishman, John J. Kerr Jr.,
Stephen Kirschenbaum, and John Morning.
The Landmarks Conservancy was delighted to celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2003. While we are proud
of our achievements in preserving and protecting New York’s historic fabric over the years, we would not
have been able to make such a difference without the generous support of our loyal individual, corporate,
and foundation donors.
The Conservancy gratefully acknowledges the following donors who made gifts of $100 or more in 2003.
If any names have been listed incorrectly or omitted, please accept our apologies and let us know how to
adjust our records.
Leaders $50,000 and above
Jo Carole & Ronald S. Lauder
Mr. & Mrs. Maidad Rabina
Robert W. Wilson
Michael K. De Chiara
Mr. & Mrs. Henry A. Grunwald
Nora Wren Kerr & John J. Kerr, Jr.
Peter G. Peterson
Frank J. Sciame, Jr.
Catherine Cahill & William Bernhard
Mrs. Mildred C. Brinn
Susanne & Douglas Durst
Timothy C. Forbes
Sally Minard & Norton Garfinkle
Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Graham, Jr.
Clark P. Halstead
Alexandra & Paul Herzan
Mimi & Mortimer Levitt
Catie & Don Marron
Mrs. Edmond J. Safra
Thomas F. Schutte
Stuart N. Siegel & Adaline Havemeyer
Irving Sitnick, Esq.
Elizabeth F. Stribling
Barbara & Donald Tober
Mr. & Mrs. John M. Forelle
Margaret Brennan Hassett
Susan Henshaw Jones
Allison Simmons Prouty &
Maribeth S. & Martin E. Rahe
Julia Robbins & Joseph A. Pierson
Marc P. Schappell
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Arnow
Kathryn McGraw Berry
Farran Tozer Brown
Paul S. Byard, FAIA
Joan & Martin Camins
Jerome & Elizabeth Cohen
Douglas S. Cramer
Susan R. Cullman
Joseph F. Cullman 3rd
Mr. & Mrs. Henry P. Davison II
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Mr. & Mrs. F. Richards Ford III
Mrs. Daniel Fraad, Jr.
Stephen S. Lash & Wendy Lehman Lash
Daniel & Lucia Woods Lindley
Arthur L. Loeb
Mrs. Theodore A. McGraw
Ronay & Richard Menschel
Encarnita & Robert Quinlan
Mr. & Mrs. Felix Rohatyn
Sophia D. Schachter
Joanne M. Stern
Helen S. Tucker
Steven Rattner & Maureen White
Richard J. Wilk
Judith Ann Abrams
John & Caron Avery
John Belle, FAIA, RIBA
Gigi & Harry Benson
Minor L. Bishop
Robert S. Buford
Pamela Rubin Carter & Jon Carter
Judith Loeb Chiara
Mr. & Mrs. Gustavo Cisneros
Anne & John Coffin
Mr. & Mrs. McCauley Conner
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick M. Danziger
Kate & Bob Devlin
James H. Duffy
Catherine M. Dugan
Osborn & Inger McCabe Elliott
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart P. Feld
Jeff and Emily Fuhrman &
Mr. & Mrs. Lester Garfinkel
Mr. & Mrs. Philip H. Geier, Jr.
Ronald M. Gold, ASA
William T. Golden
Albert H. Gordon
Cheryl Gruetzmacher Gordon
Mrs. Duane Hampton
Mr. & Mrs. Harry W. Havemeyer
Gregory S. Hedberg
Marian & Andrew Heiskell
Judith M. Hoffman
Mr. & Mrs. James R. Houghton
Weslie Resnick Janeway &
William H. Janeway
George S. Kaufman
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Kellen
Harvey M. Krueger
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard A. Lauder
David Lebenstein & Ellen Baer
Jeffrey E. Levine
Carol & Earle I. Mack
Marjorie Flannigan MacLachlan &
Charles D. MacLachlan
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Mai
Martin J. McLaughlin
Joyce & Robert Menschel
Pauline C. Metcalf
Mr. & Mrs. William J. Miller, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Nash
Brooke & Daniel Neidich
Mr. & Mrs. George D. O’Neill
Phyllis S. Oxman
Frederic S. Papert
Nicholas & Carol Paumgarten
Mr. & Mrs. Leon B. Polsky
Donald & Ilona Quest
Bob & Pam Rosenberg
Irving & Patricia Marand Salem
Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Schapiro
Mr. & Mrs. Irwin Schneiderman
Kay, Bill, Will and Meta Schrenk
Martin E. Segal
Michael T. Sillerman, Esq.
Dempsey & Deanna Springfield
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Stanley
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Tribbitt
Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Varet
Canon Frederick B. Williams
Stuart C. Woods
Dr. Sherrell J. Aston &
Muffie Potter Aston
Mrs. Vincent Astor
Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. Barkhorn III
Mr. & Mrs. Roger S. Berlind
Louis H. Blumengarten
Mr. & Mrs. Dickson G. Brown
Mr. & Mrs. William F. Buckley, Jr.
Samuel C. Butler
Carol Higgins Clark
Rev. Peter Colapietro
Catherine G. Curran
Christina R. Davis
Jeffrey H. Donnelly
William Denis Fugazy
Toni K. Goodale
Sharon King Hoge
Linda & Morton Janklow
Lois D. Juliber
Mr. & Mrs. Werner H. Kramarsky
Michael R. Lippman
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Miles
Garrett M. Moran
Roy R. Neuberger
John A. O’Brien
Lynn and Tom Paine
Elizabeth T. Peabody
Mr. & Mrs. Carl H. Pforzheimer III
Samuel P. Reed
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Riggs
Saw-Teen See & Leslie Robertson
Elana Stuart Ryan
Jeanette Watson Sanger
Dick & Linda Schapiro
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Scherzer
Pamela Seymon & Robert Schumer
Cynthia R. Stebbins
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew P. Steffan
Robert H. Vadheim, M.D.
The Honorable Peter F. Vallone
Anne Van Rensselaer
Betsy von Furstenberg
Richard M. Winn III
Mark & Gloria Altherr
Victoria B. Bjorklund
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Borer
Dale J. Burch
Richard T. Button
Jay E. Cantor
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Cassilly
Mr. & Mrs. David C. Clapp
Sally M. Edwards
Henry G. Hart
Marjorie & Gurnee Hart
Invest in the Future of New York
By remembering the Landmarks Conservancy in your
estate planning, you can ensure that New York’s historic
buildings and neighborhoods will remain a resource
to be used and appreciated by generations to come.
By supporting the Conservancy and our efforts to
preserve the past you are making an investment in
New York’s future.
If you or your financial advisor would like
information about naming the Conservancy in your
will or designating the Conservancy a beneficiary of a
charitable trust, insurance policy, appreciated securities,
or real estate, please contact Daniel Vincent, Director
of Development, New York Landmarks Conservancy,
141 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10010, 212-995-5260,
Peter F. Held
John A. Herrmann, Jr.
Walter Alexander Hunt, Jr.
The Honorable & Mrs. Dennis Jacobs
Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Jacobson, Jr.
Beverly B. Karp
Mr. & Mrs. Barry Kieselstein-Cord
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey P. Klein
James F. McCollom, Jr.
Maria Vicien Milburn
Mrs. Lynden B. Miller
Anthony J. Newman
Mr. & Mrs. David Nissenbaum, Esq.
Mary McGarry & Stanley Okula
Mr. & Mrs. Everett H. Ortner
Dr. Lida Orzeck
Regina Ovenden & Mark Stevens
Marnie & Don Pillsbury
Michael J. Prial
Glenn & Lyn Reiter
Maria Elvira Salgar
Rosalie T. Sayles
Mr. & Mrs. Peter M.F. Sichel
John J. Slain
Charles J. Tanenbaum
Cynthia C. Wainwright
Franklin Thomas & Kate Whitney
George W. Young
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Atkins
Madalen A. Bertolini
Keith H. Bigger
Patti & Jerry Bock
Michelle Grosjean Brewster
Albert K. Butzel
Mr. & Mrs. John W. Buzbee
Thomas K. Carley
Carol A. Clark
Arthur C. Cohen
Dr. Isis Concepcion
Anna E. Crouse
Mrs. Anne Crudge
David P. Dann
Richard & Nancy Davis
William J. Dean
John A. di Domenico
Brian K. Donovan
Ms. Eugenia G. Dooley
Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Douglass
Anne F. Edgar
Mr. & Mrs. Morton D. Elkind
Adam O. Emmerich
Peter M. Engel
Patricia H. Falk
Barbara G. Fleischman
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Frelinghuysen
Richard Frey & Janet Lardis Frey
Herbert B. Goldberg
Mr. & Mrs. Brian M. Gonick
Cheryl Grandfield & Richard W. Dodd
Chris Harris & Elizabeth Parrilli
Robert F. Herrmann
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Hoopes, Jr.
James W. Hundley III
Sarah F. Hunnewell
Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Huxley
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Hyatt
Howard E. Johnson
David A. Katz & Cecilia T. Absher
Elizabeth W. Kearns
Dr. Richard Kelisky
Jessie M. Kelly
Thomas H. Kennedy
The Reverend Gerald Keucher
Edna M. Konoff
Elissa Kramer, M.D.
Phyllis B. Lambert
Sarah Bradford Landau
Peter O. Lawson-Johnston
Bernice K. Leber & David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Deane Leonard
Wayne A. Linker
Francis J. Lombardi
Living Landmarks Reunion at Le Cirque
Each year, Conservancy Circle donors and gala ticket buyers are invited to join
Landmark Liz Smith and other past Landmarks in welcoming the newest Living
Landmarks. Landmark Sirio Maccioni hosted this Living Landmarks Reunion at
Le Cirque on October 16.
Ken M. Lustbader
Mr. & Mrs. James M. Lyon
Edward F. Lyons, Jr.
Peter J. Mayer
Katherine McAuliffe & Jay Kriegel
Joan H. McCulloch
K. C. McDaniel
James D. Merritt
A. Frederic Meyerson
Ann H. Milne
Edward T. Mohylowski
Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Mooney
Harvey & Alice Napier
Marian O. Naumburg
Erika W. Nijenhuis & Christian Bastian
Cristina H. Noble
Carol O’Cleireacain, Ph.D.
Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Offit
Daniel J. O’Neill
Nancy & Otis Pearsall
Dana Points & Mark Satlof
Thomas L. Pulling
Dale L. Reynolds
Mr. & Mrs. William D. Rifkin
S. Rosenthal & Larry Grosberg
Thomas M. Rozboril
Bret E. Russell
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony D. Schlesinger
Jane F. Scovell
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick R. Selch
Robert A. Silver, M.D.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Silverman
Grant G. Simmons, Jr.
Susan W. Stachelberg
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin F. Stapleton III
David A. Stein
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald G. Stiebel
Sally E. Svenson
William C. Ughetta, Jr.
Florence H. Van der Kemp
Mrs. Alexander O. Vietor
Mr. & Mrs. William B. Warren
Elizabeth L. Watson
John P. Waugh
Jill C. Weinstein
William O. Wheatley, Jr.
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Wickham
Mr. & Mrs. John Wilcox
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Willis
Charlotte Worthy & William Mincey, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Norton D. Zinder
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Zucker
1. Richard Wilk and Debra Blyth
2. A Landmark trio: Agnes Gund, Liz Smith, and Elaine Stritch
3. Landmarks Agnes Gund and Vartan Gregorian
4. Board members John Morning and Norton Garfinkle with Sally Minard (center)
5. Conservancy Board Chair Jack Kerr with Landmarks Preservation Commission Chairman Robert Tierney
6. Landmarks Elaine Kaufman and Ahmet Ertegun
7. Alexandra Schlesinger, Board member Stephen Kirschenbaum,
Landmark Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.,
and Ed Gallagher
8. Irving and Patricia Salem with
Board member Frances Scaife
Public Agencies, and
$100,000 and above
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
The New York Community Trust
$50,000 to $99,999
Arlene & Arnold Goldstein Family
The Rhodebeck Charitable Trust
The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust
$25,000 to $49,999
Lily Auchincloss Foundation
The Ambrose Monell Foundation
New York State Council on the Arts
The Prospect Hill Foundation
F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.
The Starr Foundation
$10,000 to $24,999
The Barker Welfare Foundation
The Blackstone Group
Condé Nast Publications Inc.
The Durst Organization
Friedman & Gotbaum, LLP
The Florence Gould Foundation
The Marc Haas Foundation
Gladys and Roland Harriman
The Independence Community
The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Inc.
Miramax Film Corp.
Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.
Newman’s Own, Inc.
The New York Times Company
New York Yankees
The Overbrook Foundation
The Peter G. Peterson Fund
May and Samuel Rudin Family
Marilyn M. Simpson Charitable Trust
Time Warner Inc.
United Federation of Teachers
U.S. Trust Corporation
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
$5,000 to $9,999
Adrian & Jessie Archbold Charitable
Astoria Federal Savings Bank
Bovis Lend Lease, LMB, Inc.
Emigrant Savings Bank
Furthermore: a program of the
J.M. Kaplan Fund
Edith and Herbert Lehman
James A. Macdonald Foundation
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for
Historic Interiors/National Trust
for Historic Preservation
New York State Department of State
The Philanthropic Collaborative, Inc.
The Roslyn Savings Foundation
$2,500 to $4,999
Arnow Family Fund
The Howard Bayne Fund
The Carter Fund
Gramercy Park Foundation
Sidney & Judith Kranes Charitable
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Russell Maguire Foundation
New York Stock Exchange
North Fork Bank
The Shubert Organization, Inc.
Sony USA Foundation, Inc.
Williams Real Estate Co. Inc.
$1,000 to $2,499
Atlantic Bank of New York
Archer Daniels Midland Foundation
Building Conservation Associates, Inc.
The Cowles Charitable Trust
Episcopal Diocese of New York
Eskow Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
Fox & Fowle Architects, P.C.
Sumner Gerard Foundation
Golden Family Foundation
The Hall Partnership Architects, LLP
International Debutante Ball
Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll &
The Malkin Fund Inc.
Robert and Joyce Menschel Family
Metropolitan Cemetery Association
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Nash Family Foundation
The Old Stones Foundation
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
The Philanthropic Collaborative, Inc.
Platt Byard Dovell White,
Marshall Rose Family Foundation, Inc.
Schtiller & Plevy, Inc.
Stanley Stahl Management, Inc.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
The Sulzberger Foundation, Inc.
Tishman Realty & Construction
$500 to $999
Albanese Organizations Inc.
Arup Services New York Ltd.
Colliers ABR Inc.
Component Assembly Systems, Inc.
Costas Kondylis & Partners, LLP
Cutsogeorge Tooman & Allen
DeSimone Consulting Engineers PLLC
Edwards and Zuck, P.C.
Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture &
Estreich & Company
Facade Maintenance Design, Inc.
Gary Edward Handel & Associates
Graduate School of the City University
of New York
Hazardous Elimination Corporation
Judlau Contracting, Inc.
Kaitsen Woo & J. Raible Architects
LandAir Project Resources
Midtown Restoration Inc.
The Related Companies, L.P.
The Rockefeller Foundation
Kaye Scholer LLP
Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers, P.C.
$250 to $499
Chase Manhattan Bank
D.M.S. Studios Ltd.
Walter B. Melvin Architects, LLC
New York Building Congress
Vogel Taylor Engineers LLP
Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
$100 to $249
Brescia Goldin Partners Inc.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
City Parks Foundation, Inc.
A.J. Clarke Real Estate
Lewis Davis, FAIA
The Fortune Society
Gage & Tollner
Li/Saltzman Architects, P.C.
Pella Windows & Doors
Premier Restoration & Interior
Preservation League of Staten Island
I.M. Robbins P.C.
Robert Silman Associates, P.C.
Condé Nast Publications Inc.
The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Above: Michael De Chiara, Honoree Charles
Gargano, John Kerr, Jr., and Frank Sciame, Jr.
Right: Peter Vallone and Peg Breen
Each year, the Conservancy honors a business
leader who has made significant efforts to
preserve New York’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. We were delighted to
present the 2003 Chairman’s Award to Charles Gargano, Chairman of the Empire
State Development Corporation and chief economic advisor to Governor George
Pataki. Local subsidiaries of the Development Corporation include the 42nd Street
Development Project, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and the
Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.
Mr. Gargano will also chair the Moynihan Station Redevelopment
Corporation, which is responsible for the new station in the James A. Farley Post
Office Building named in honor of the late United States Senator Daniel Patrick
Moynihan. A fitting testament to Senator Moynihan and the great Penn Station,
this Landmark building will become a grand gateway for New York City.
A luncheon honoring Mr. Gargano was held in June at Le Cirque.
Real Estate Circle
141 Fifth Avenue Company
A.R. Walker & Co., Inc.
Associated Builders & Owners
The Corcoran Group
Debra Kameros Company, Inc.
Friedman & Gotbaum LLP
Mary Kay Gallagher
The Halstead Property Company
Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin
Newmark & Company Real Estate Inc.
Annette Petrusa Inc.
Raphael & Marks
S. W. Management LLC
Slater & Beckerman, LLP
Stribling & Associates, Ltd.
Tri-Star Equities, Inc.
Ed Tristram Associates, Inc.
Uptown Homes Real Estate
Williams Real Estate Co. Inc.
A. Ottavino Corporation
Acheson Doyle Partners
ADL III Architecture, P.C.
Air-Flo Window Contracting Corp.
Albert Stained Glass Studio
All County Restoration, Inc.
Allee King Rosen & Fleming Inc.
Anita Bartholin Brandt Architects
Arrow Restoration, Inc.
Artistic Doors and Windows, Inc.
Atkinson Koven Feinberg Engineers
Aurora Lampworks, Inc.
Donald Baerman, AIA, Architect
Barr & Barr, Inc.
Bell Larson Raucher Architects +
Bero Architecture P.C.
Beth Cooper Lawrence Architect, P.C.
David T. Biggs, P.E.
Bresnan Architects PC
Richard Brotherton, AIA
Burda Construction Corp.
Butler Rogers Baskett
D.O.C./Diane O. Collins
Commercial Roofing Solutions, Inc.
Common Ground Community
Concord Painting, Inc.
Cook + Fox Architects
Costas Kondylis & Partners, LLP
Crawford & Stearns, Architects
Cultural Resource Consulting Group
Cutsogeorge & Tooman Architects
D.M.S. Studios Ltd.
William Dailey, Building and
David D. Harlan Architects, LLC
Deerpath Construction Corp.
DeLaCour & Ferrara, Architects, P.C.
Di Domenico and Partners, LLP
DNA Contracting &
Domingo Gonzalez Associates
Lisa Dubin, Architect
East End Wood Strippers
Edelman Sultan Knox Wood/
Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture &
Eipel Engineering, P.C.
EverGreene Painting Studios, Inc.
Existing Conditions Surveys Inc.
F.M. Pucci and Associates Ltd.
Facade Maintenance Design, Inc.
Fairfax & Sammons
Ferguson & Shamamian
Fifty Three Restorations, Inc.
Ford Farewell Mills and
Franke, Gottsegen, Cox Architects
Fuller and D'Angelo, P.C.
Geiger Construction Co., Inc.
Gilsanz Murray Steficek, LLP
Gladding, McBean & Company
Glass & Glass, Architects
Gluck New York Inc.
Ludwig Michael Goldsmith, AIA
Alexander Gorlin Architects
Goshow Architects, LLP
Grand Renovation, Inc.
Gruzen Samton Planners & Interior
Haag Interior Restoration
Hugh Hardy, FAIA
David Paul Helpern, FAIA
Charles H. Henkels, Architect
Historic Preservation &
Holy Land Art Company, Inc.
Ellen Honingstock Architect PC
Interior Alterations Inc.
Interior Design Solutions
J & R Lamb Studio, Inc.
Jabkowski Construction Corp.
Jablonski Berkowitz Conservation Inc.
Jamie Gibbs & Associates
Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, Inc.
Jeffrey Berman Architect
John Canning & Co., Ltd.
John G. Waite Associates
Kaitsen Woo & J. Raible Architects
Edward Kamper Associates
Marilyn Kaplan Preservation
Michael A. Kaye, Esq.
The Kibel Companies LLC
Scott Koniecko, Architects
Mitchell Kurtz, Architect
LandAir Project Resources
Landmark Facilities Group, Inc.
Les Metalliers Champenois Corp.
Kenneth D. Levien, AIA
Li/Saltzman Architects, P.C.
Lichten Craig Architects
Douglas J. Lister, Architect
M & L Steel & Ornamental Iron Corp.
Mark Scott, Architect
Midtown Preservation, P.C.
Charles Miles Construction Corp.
Craig Morrison, Architect
Nelson & Edwards Company
Neuhaus Design Architecture, P.C.
New York City Brickwork Design
Norfast Consulting Group Inc.
Olde Good Things
Paragon Restoration Corporation
Mariann G. Perseo, Esq.
Peter Marino + Assoc Architects
Peter Pennoyer Architects P.C.
Quennell Rothschild Associates
Rand Engineering, P.C.
Renfro Design Group, Inc.
Richard Ayotte Architecture, P.C.
Robert Silman Associates, P.C.
Robinson Contracting Co.
Roger Ferris + Partners LLC
Rohlf's Stained & Leaded Glass Studio
Ross & Bertolini, Architects
Rothzeid Kaiserman Thomson &
Scarano and Associates Architects and
G.P. Schafer Architect, PLLC
Schwartz's Forge & Metalworks, Inc.
Julie L. Sloan, Stained Glass Consultant
SMA Architecture Planning Interiors PC
Patricia and David Kenneth Specter
Stein White Nelligan Architects LLC
The Stephen B. Jacobs Group
Steve Mark Inc.
William J. Stivale, Jr.
Sunlites Stained Glass
Susan Brady Lighting Design
John C. Sweeney, Architect
Syska Hennessy Group
Taconic Builders Inc.
TMT Restoration Consultants, Ltd.
Tobin + Parnes Design Enterprises
Tonetti Associates Architects
Traditional Line Ltd.
Van Buren Contractors, Inc.
Vertical Access LLC
Victor Rothman for Stained Glass
Vigneau & Associates Architects, LLC
Walter B. Melvin Architects, LLC
Wank Adams Slavin Associates LLP
Wide Plank International
Flooring Co., Inc.
The Woodworks Company, Ltd.
Yates Restoration Group Ltd.
Linda M. Yowell Architects
Zaskorski & Notaro
Architects, AIA, LLP
Zirinsky & Cox Architects, P.C.
Conservancy Circle Tours
Throughout the year, the Conservancy offers special, behind-the-scenes tours of preservation projects to our Individual,
Professional, and Real Estate Circle donors.
In May, Philip Monteleone of Perkins Eastman Architects led a tour of the Fortune Society’s new home in a castle-like
structure atop the bluffs of Hamilton Heights. Built in 1913 and housing St. Walburga’s Academy, a boarding and day school
for girls, until 1957, the building was vacant and open to the weather for 43 years. This miraculous recovery and restoration
received a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award for 2002.
The same month, Circle members went on a rare hard-hat tour of the South Side of Ellis Island (1), an area under
stabilization and not open to the public. Don Fiorino, Historical Architect for the Parks Service, led the tour through the Island’s
many, long-deserted hospital buildings.
June found Peter Neill, President of the South Street Seaport Museum, and architect Jack Beyer of Beyer Blinder Belle
leading Conservancy donors on a tour of the Museum’s new permanent exhibit on New York’s maritime history in renovated
space on Schermerhorn Row, a block of buildings that date back to 1812 and anchor the South Street Seaport Historic District.
Fall tours included a September visit to Amster Yard (2), a complex of charming mid-nineteenth century buildings, clustered
around an interior garden, converted from stables and service buildings by James Amster in 1945. In 1999, the property
was purchased by the Cervantes Institute, then restored as the New York headquarters for the cultural organization funded by
the Spanish government.
Governor’s Island National Monument was the perfect location for a tour on a beautiful October day (3). Twenty-two
of the island’s 172 acres have been designated as a National Historic Landmark District, which includes two early nineteenthcentury
fortifications that helped defend New York in the War of 1812: Fort Jay and Castle Williams, which are individually
listed on the National Register. Circle members got a special behind-the-scenes look at many other buildings on the island, such
as the 1840s Admiral’s Mansion, site of the 1988 Reagan-Gorbachev arms summit.
Donald and Shelley Rubin, leading collectors of Tibetan art, welcomed Circle members to view a part of their incredible
collection before it moves to the new Rubin Museum of Art (4). Hard hats were required for the tour of the museum, under
construction in the former Barney’s department store building on West 17th Street.
The Landmarks Conservancy would
like to thank the architects, contractors,
and consultants who helped make our
historic preservation work a success
Kimberly Konrad Alvarez,
Dan Allen, Cutsogeorge & Tooman
Larry Attia, Urban DC Inc.
Byron Bell, Bell Larson Architects &
Judith Berdy, Roosevelt Island
Beyer Blinder Belle, Architects &
Larry Burda, Burda Construction
Angelo Caputo, EdsonUSA
Page Ayres Cowley, Page Ayres Cowley
William Dailey, Preservation
Michael Devonshire, Jan Hird Pokorny
Architects & Planners
Susan De Vries, Researcher
John di Domenico, di Domenico +
Carl Doebley and James Dossett,
Walter Dufresne, Photographer
Tom Garcia and Ray Clagnan,
The Gil Studio
Randy Gerner, Gerner Kronick &
F. Eric Goshow, AIA, and Nancy Aber
Goshow, Goshow Architects
Lina Gottesman, Altus Metal & Marble
Jeff Greene and Luis Angarita,
Wes Haynes, Preservation Consultant
Bill Higgins, Higgins & Quasebarth
Jarrett Huddleston, Consulting
Kathleen Needham Inocco, Midtown
Larry Jones, J. Lawrence Jones &
Andrew Kaczmarek, Midtown
Cecil King, Cecil King Stone
Kevin Lichten, Lichten Craig Architects
Greg Maher, Baschnagel Brothers
Abdul Malek, A. Malek Contracting
Michael Maloy, Maloy Restoration
Walter Melvin, Richard Ciccarelli and
Chuck DiSanto, Walter B. Melvin
Greg Miller, Landmark Slate and
Suzanne O’Keefe, Downtown Alliance
John Pace, BirdMaster
Ray Pepi, BCA
Mariann G. Perseo, Esq.
Larry Plevy, Schtiller & Plevy
Joseph Priestner, GEOD Corporation
John Robinson, Robinson Contracting
Peter Hans Rohlf, Rohlf’s Stained &
Leaded Glass Inc.
Herbert Solomon, Solomon Design
William J. Stivale, Jr., Building
Stephen Tilly, Stephen Tilly Architect
Derek Trelsted and Elizabeth McTigue,
Kaitsen Woo, Kaitsen Woo Design &
David Garrard Lowe
In 2003 the Conservancy joined forces
with the Beaux Arts Alliance to present
two marvelous slide lectures by
eminent architectural historian David
Over 300 people packed the house
at Judson Memorial Church in March
to hear A Door Thrown Open: The
Influence of Italy on McKim, Mead
& White. Mr. Lowe discussed the
buildings that brought the grandeur
and beauty of Italian architecture to
New York City, including Madison
Square Garden, the Metropolitan Club,
The Morgan Library, the Joseph
Pulitzer House, and Judson Memorial
Church itself. The event was also cosponsored
by Casa Italiana at New
York University, which hosted a
reception following the talk.
In October, more than 70 people
attended Mr. Lowe’s lecture, Andrea
Palladio: From Venice to Key West,
The Extraordinary Migration of
Palladian Architecture from Italy to
the British Isles to North America.
McKim, Mead & White:
More than 100 people gathered at the
Chapel in at St. Bartholomew’s Church
in November to hear Sam White
introduce the new book he co-authored
with his wife Elizabeth, McKim, Mead
& White: The Masterworks. The
Whites also signed copies of the book,
which features stunning photography
of such architectural icons as the
original Madison Square Garden,
the Columbia University campus,
the University Club, the Morgan
Library, and, of course, the original
Board of Directors
John J. Kerr, Jr., Chairman
Peg Breen, President
John Belle, FAIA, RIBA
William L. Bernhard
Kathryn McGraw Berry
Farran Tozer Brown
Paul S. Byard, FAIA
Joan O. Camins
Pamela Rubin Carter
Henry P. Davison II
Michael K. De Chiara
John M. Forelle, Esq.
Robert Graham, Jr.
Clark P. Halstead
Margaret Brennan Hassett
Paul K. Herzan
Susan Henshaw Jones
Stephen S. Lash
Frederic S. Papert
Allison Simmons Prouty
Robert C. Quinlan
Marc P. Schappell
Frank J. Sciame, Jr.
Stuart N. Siegel
Joanne M. Stern
Donald G. Tober
John E. Zuccotti
Robert W. Burnett
Stuart P. Feld
Ronald S. Lauder
Marjorie Flannigan MacLachlan
The Reverend Canon Frederick
Karen Ansis, Manager, New York City
Historic Properties Fund and
City Ventures Fund
Erin Tobin Bearden, Grants and
Technical Services Manager
Carol Braun, Manager of Events
Jill Crawford, Program Manager,
Upper Manhattan Historic
Jen Datka, Executive/Development
Frances Eberhart, Program Manager,
Endangered Buildings Initiative
Ann-Isabel Friedman, Director,
Sacred Sites Program
Kalyani Glass, Manager of
Ronald C. Goewey, Bookkeeper
Andrea Goldwyn, Fund Program
Coordinator, New York City
Historic Properties Fund
Alex Herrera, Director,
Technical Services Center
Melissa Izzo, Receptionist/
Roger P. Lang, Director, Community
Programs and Services
James J. Mahoney, Fund Program
Coordinator, New York City
Historic Properties Fund
Board & Staff
Lucretia Norelli, Receptionist (2003)
Emily Roberts, Manager of Individual
Lucy Roche, Manager of Corporate
and Foundation Relations
L. Daniel Vincent, Director of
Statement of Activities
Year Ended December 31, 2003
Support and Revenue Contributions $ 1,868,520
Government Grants 315,543
Other Grants 1,381,174
New York City Historic Properties Fund, Inc. reimbursement 314,383
Investment return used for operations 389,190
Program services income 26,665
Other Income 5,104
Contributed Services 121,293
Total Support and Revenue $ 4,421,872
Expenses Program $ 3,415,962
Total Expenses $ 4,329,281
Support and Revenue over Expenses 92,591
Investments Non-operating investment return 803,098
Statement of Financial Position
December 31, 2003
Support, Revenue, and Investments over Expenses 895,689
Net Assets, Beginning $ 7,235,515
Net Assets, Ending $ 8,131,204
Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,280,674
Cash and cash equivalents held for other agencies 452,087
Prepaid expenses 15,539
Loans receivable 7,666
Pledges receivable 41,000
Due from New York City Historic Properties Fund, Inc. 35,765
Property and equipment, net 376,657
Total Assets $ 9,134,005
Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 77,761
Grants payable 422,833
Due to New York City Historic Properties Fund, Inc. 50,120
Total Liabilities $ 1,002,801
Net Assets Unrestricted 2,913,614
Temporarily Restricted 2,346,901
Permanently Restricted 2,870,689
Total Net Assets $ 8,131,204
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $ 9,134,005
A complete copy of audited financial statements for 2003 is available upon request from the
New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271
or from the New York Landmarks Conservancy, 141 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
On the Covers (clockwise from upper
right on back cover): U.S. Customs
House (Nathaniel Lieberman),
restored brownstone rowhouses
(James Mahoney), Smallpox Hospital
on southern tip of Roosevelt Island
(Alex Herrera), Corbin Building
(Walter Dufresne), stained glass
window at Calvary Presbyterian in
Staten Island (Ann Friedman), plaster
column restoration at Mt. Morris
Ascension Church (Jill Crawford),
Astor Row in winter (James Mahoney),
stained glass window installation at Old
Broadway Synagogue (Jill Crawford),
low-income housing in Bedford-
Stuyvesant (Andrea Goldwyn), Vertical
Access investigates the tower of Holy
Trinity Church (Ann Friedman), and
the restored tower of the 1930s ferry
building on Ellis Island (Alex Herrera).
Inside Front Cover: James Mahoney
Page 1: Joe Vericker
Pages 2-3: Nathaniel Lieberman
Page 4: Phyllis Hoffzimer, Walter
Dufresne, Greenwich Village Society
for Historic Preservation, dbox studio
for Cook+Fox Architects
Page 5: Museum of the City of
New York, Walter Dufresne
Page 6: Alex Herrera
Page 7: Alex Herrera
Page 8: Alex Herrera, Erin Bearden
Page 9: Ann Friedman
Page 10: Linda Connors Photo,
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Page 12: James Mahoney
Page 13: Andrea Goldwyn,
Page 14: Jill Crawford, Ken Lustbader
Page 15: Jill Crawford
Page 16: James Mahoney
Pages 17-19: Joe Vericker
Page 20: Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer
Associates, Robert Motzkin, Whitney
Cox Photography, NJIT Center for
Architecture and Building Science
Page 21: Whitney Cox, Kalyani Glass
Pages 24-25: Joe Vericker
Page 27: James Mahoney
Page 28: James Mahoney
Page 30: James Mahoney
Inside Back Cover (clockwise from
top): Walter Dufresne, Jill Crawford,
Alex Herrera, James Mahoney, Jill
New York Landmarks Conservancy
141 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010