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New York

Landmarks Conservancy

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

architectural heritage.

Board & Staff Page 31

Financial Statement Page 32

Dear Friends,

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.

Technical Expertise

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

with icing.


4Advocating for Landmark Buildings

2003 Issues

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

Island, Brooklyn

Corbin Building, Lower Manhattan

Ellis Island

Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn

Front Street, South Street Seaport Historic

District, Lower Manhattan

Gansevoort Market Historic District,


Governors Island

Henry Miller’s Theater, Manhattan

Lower Manhattan

Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle,


Newtown High School, Queens

NoHo East Historic District, Manhattan

Richmond Hill Republican Club, Queens

Roosevelt Island

Seaview Hospital, Staten Island

Shearith Israel Synagogue, Manhattan

Smallpox Hospital Ruin, Roosevelt Island

Thirteen Federal-Era Row Houses,

Lower Manhattan

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

new buildings.




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

the press.

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

the public.

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


2003 Projects

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

York, Manhattan

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

model code.


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

funding needs.

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.

2003 Grants

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,

Quaker Street

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

Brzezan, Manhattan

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).

2003 Projects

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,

Staten Island

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


14Revitalizing Neighborhoods



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

Century neighborhood.

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


2003 Projects


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


Promoting Stewardship

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

in 2004.

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.

2003 Grants

Cornerstone Baptist Church,

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn*

New Destiny Housing Corporation, Bedford-

Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Pratt Area Community Council, Bedford-

Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

* 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

from Chicago.”

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.





Betty Allen

Brooke Russell Astor

Louis Auchincloss

Harry Belafonte

Paul Binder &

Michael Christensen

Bill Blass

David Brown

Helen Gurley Brown

Pat & William F. Buckley, Jr.

Hugh Carey

Betty Comden &

Adolph Green

Barbara Cook

Joan Ganz Cooney

Walter Cronkite

Joseph F. Cullman III

Clive Davis

Philippe de Montebello

Peter Duchin

Anthony Drexel Duke

Ahmet Ertegun

Steve, Robert, Christopher

& Tim Forbes

Brendan Gill

Victor Gotbaum

Vartan Gregorian

Louise & Henry Grunwald

John Guare

Agnes Gund

Kitty Carlisle Hart

Marian & Andrew Heiskell

Al Hirschfeld

Peter Jennings

Philip Johnson

John Kander & Fred Ebb

Elaine Kaufman

Arie L. Kopelman

Mathilde Krim

Henry Luce III

Sirio Maccioni

Peter Martins

Mary McFadden

Arthur Mitchell

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Jerry Orbach &

Sam Waterston

Gordon Parks

Peter Peterson

Joan Rivers

Laurance &

David Rockefeller

Felix Rohatyn

Lewis Rudin

Arnold Scaasi

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Bobby Short

Beverly Sills

Liz Smith

Gloria Steinem

Elaine Stritch

John L. Tishman

Thomas Von Essen

Mike Wallace

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


20Honoring Achievement



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

Guardians $20,000-$49,999

Michael K. De Chiara

Mr. & Mrs. Henry A. Grunwald

Nora Wren Kerr & John J. Kerr, Jr.

Peter G. Peterson

Frank J. Sciame, Jr.

Fellows $10,000-$19,999

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

Holly Hotchner

John Kander

Mimi & Mortimer Levitt

Catie & Don Marron

Paul Newman

Mrs. Edmond J. Safra

Thomas F. Schutte

Stuart N. Siegel & Adaline Havemeyer

Irving Sitnick, Esq.

Elizabeth F. Stribling

Barbara & Donald Tober

Society $5,000-$9,999

Mr. & Mrs. John M. Forelle

Margaret Brennan Hassett

Drue Heinz

Susan Henshaw Jones

John Morning

Allison Simmons Prouty &

Norman Prouty

Maribeth S. & Martin E. Rahe

Julia Robbins & Joseph A. Pierson

Frances Scaife

Marc P. Schappell

Benefactors $2,500-$4,999

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 Kirschenbaum

Stephen S. Lash & Wendy Lehman Lash

Daniel & Lucia Woods Lindley

Arthur L. Loeb

Mrs. Theodore A. McGraw

Ronay & Richard Menschel

Darryl Newman

Encarnita & Robert Quinlan

Mr. & Mrs. Felix Rohatyn

Sophia D. Schachter

Joanne M. Stern

Helen S. Tucker

Steven Rattner & Maureen White

Richard J. Wilk

Circle $1,000-$2,499


Judith Ann Abrams

John & Caron Avery

John Belle, FAIA, RIBA

Gigi & Harry Benson

Minor L. Bishop

Robert S. Buford

Jane Cannon

Pamela Rubin Carter & Jon Carter

Christopher Cerf

Judith Loeb Chiara

Mr. & Mrs. Gustavo Cisneros

Anne & John Coffin

Mr. & Mrs. McCauley Conner

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick M. Danziger

Kate & Bob Devlin

Richard Dietl

Alicia Doherty

James H. Duffy

Catherine M. Dugan

Osborn & Inger McCabe Elliott

Nora Ephron

Mr. & Mrs. Stuart P. Feld

Jeff and Emily Fuhrman &

Wedding Guests

Mr. & Mrs. Lester Garfinkel

Mr. & Mrs. Philip H. Geier, Jr.

Ronald M. Gold, ASA

William T. Golden

Albert H. Gordon

Cheryl Gruetzmacher Gordon

Agnes Gund

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

Floy Kaminski

George S. Kaufman

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Kellen

Bruce Kovner

Mathilde Krim

Harvey M. Krueger

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard A. Lauder

David Lebenstein & Ellen Baer

Jeffrey E. Levine

Donald Loncasty

Carol & Earle I. Mack

Marjorie Flannigan MacLachlan &

Charles D. MacLachlan

Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Mai

Virginia Manheimer

Martin J. McLaughlin

Joyce & Robert Menschel

Pauline C. Metcalf

Hans Miller

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


Susan Penzner

Mr. & Mrs. Leon B. Polsky

Donald & Ilona Quest

David Rockefeller

Carolyne Roehm

Peter Rogers

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

Joseph Strasburg

Geraldine Stutz

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Tribbitt

Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Varet

Lally Weymouth

Shelby White

The Reverend

Canon Frederick B. Williams

Stuart C. Woods

Patrons $500-$999

Tim Allanbrook

Dr. Sherrell J. Aston &

Muffie Potter Aston

Mrs. Vincent Astor

Gillian Attfield

Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. Barkhorn III

Paul Beirne

Mr. & Mrs. Roger S. Berlind

CeCe Black

Louis H. Blumengarten

Peter Bonventre

Marie Brenner

Mr. & Mrs. Dickson G. Brown

Mr. & Mrs. William F. Buckley, Jr.

Jessica Burstein

Samuel C. Butler

Iris Cantor

Giosetta Capriati

Dana Carey

Carol Higgins Clark

Rev. Peter Colapietro

Catherine G. Curran

Christina R. Davis

Robert Devine

Jeffrey H. Donnelly

Christy Ferer

Christopher Flacke

Jacqueline Fowler

William Denis Fugazy

Fred Gallo

Joshua Gaspero

Toni K. Goodale

Page Henty

Sharon King Hoge

Lauren Howard

Linda & Morton Janklow

Lois D. Juliber

Charles Kipps

Mr. & Mrs. Werner H. Kramarsky

Neil Leifer

Michael R. Lippman

Terry McDonnell

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Miles

Peter Minichiello

Garrett M. Moran

Lynn Nesbit

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

Barbara Silverstone

Liz Smith

Cynthia R. Stebbins

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew P. Steffan

Robert Tucker

Robert H. Vadheim, M.D.

The Honorable Peter F. Vallone

Anne Van Rensselaer

Betsy von Furstenberg

Richard M. Winn III

Richard Wolf

Robert Zimmerman

Arthur Zitrin

Sponsors $250-$499

Diane Abbey

Mark & Gloria Altherr

Victoria B. Bjorklund

R.O. Blechman

Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Borer

Dale J. Burch

Richard T. Button

Miriam Cahn

Jay E. Cantor

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Cassilly

Mr. & Mrs. David C. Clapp

Kevin Concagh

Carmine DiLullo

Sally M. Edwards

Gail Erickson

Stephen Friedman

Francis Greenburger

Kenneth Griffin

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,


Ed Hawkins

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

Myra Malkin

James F. McCollom, Jr.

Kellie Melinda

Maria Vicien Milburn

Mrs. Lynden B. Miller

Philip Mindlin

George Neuman

Anthony J. Newman

Mr. & Mrs. David Nissenbaum, Esq.

Mary McGarry & Stanley Okula

Mr. & Mrs. Everett H. Ortner

Dr. Lida Orzeck

Regina Ovenden & Mark Stevens

Virginia Parkhouse

Alice Perlmutter

Marnie & Don Pillsbury

David Poor

Michael J. Prial

Glenn & Lyn Reiter

Maria Elvira Salgar

Rosalie T. Sayles

Nikki Scheuer

Robert Selden

Mr. & Mrs. Peter M.F. Sichel

John J. Slain

Charles J. Tanenbaum

Cynthia C. Wainwright

Franklin Thomas & Kate Whitney

George W. Young


Advocates $100-$249

Charlotte Armstrong

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Atkins

Vincent Benic

Judith Berdy

Alvin Berr

Richard Berry

Madalen A. Bertolini

Keith H. Bigger

Roland Blackburn

Heidi Blau

Patti & Jerry Bock

Lee Borrero

Louise Bourgeois

Michelle Grosjean Brewster

Walter Buck

Lorenzo Burrows

Albert K. Butzel

Mr. & Mrs. John W. Buzbee

Neil Calet

Thomas K. Carley

Suzi Chase

Wanda Chin

Carol A. Clark

Arthur C. Cohen

Dr. Isis Concepcion

Michael Cooper

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

Florence D’Urso

Anne F. Edgar

Mr. & Mrs. Morton D. Elkind

Adam O. Emmerich

Peter M. Engel

Richard Estes

Patricia H. Falk

Jacqueline Fish

Kate Flanagan

Barbara G. Fleischman

Marjorie Fortgang

Barbara Fox-Freund

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Frelinghuysen

Richard Frey & Janet Lardis Frey

Lewis Friedman

Milton Glaser

Herbert B. Goldberg

Mr. & Mrs. Brian M. Gonick

Marcia Grace

Cheryl Grandfield & Richard W. Dodd

David Grogan

Mary Hardin

Chris Harris & Elizabeth Parrilli

Kirk Henckels

Robert F. Herrmann

Louise Hirsch

Judith Hoffmann

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Hoopes, Jr.

James W. Hundley III

Sarah F. Hunnewell

Cheryl Hurley

Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Huxley

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Hyatt

Anne Jackson

Howard E. Johnson

Daniel Kaizer

David A. Katz & Cecilia T. Absher

Elizabeth W. Kearns

Dr. Richard Kelisky

Jessie M. Kelly

Thomas H. Kennedy

The Reverend Gerald Keucher

Irene King

Edna M. Konoff

Robert Kornfeld

Elissa Kramer, M.D.

Isabel Kriegel

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.

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Amira Luikart

Ken M. Lustbader

Catharine Lynch

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Lyon

Edward F. Lyons, Jr.

James MacDonald

Peter J. Mayer

Katherine McAuliffe & Jay Kriegel

Joan H. McCulloch

K. C. McDaniel

Marianne McKeon

James D. Merritt

Lisa Meyer

A. Frederic Meyerson

Roger Michaels

Ann H. Milne

Edward T. Mohylowski

Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Mooney

Augusto Morselli

Maura Moynihan

G.F. Mueden

Harvey & Alice Napier

Marian O. Naumburg

Christopher Neville

Scott Newman

Erika W. Nijenhuis & Christian Bastian

Cristina H. Noble

Susan Norr

Carol O’Cleireacain, Ph.D.

Norman Odlum

Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Offit

Michael O’Keeffe

Daniel J. O’Neill

Valerie Paley

Nancy & Otis Pearsall

Anne Perkins

Jeffrey Pfeil

Michael Phillips

Pamela Plehn

Dana Points & Mark Satlof

Miriam Pollet

Faith Popcorn

Albert Price

Thomas L. Pulling

Paul Resika

Dale L. Reynolds

Clifford Richner

Mr. & Mrs. William D. Rifkin

S. Rosenthal & Larry Grosberg

Thomas M. Rozboril

Bret E. Russell

Juliette Saisselin

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony D. Schlesinger

Katherine Schoonover

Jane F. Scovell

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick R. Selch

Oscar Shamamian

Felice Shea

Robert A. Silver, M.D.

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Silverman

Grant G. Simmons, Jr.

Peter Simon

Susan W. Stachelberg

Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin F. Stapleton III

David A. Stein

David Steinberger

Mr. & Mrs. Gerald G. Stiebel

Stephen Storen

James Storrow

Sally E. Svenson

Susan Talbot

Jack Taylor

William C. Ughetta, Jr.

Florence H. Van der Kemp

Mrs. Alexander O. Vietor

Mr. & Mrs. William B. Warren

Elizabeth L. Watson

John P. Waugh

Lynne Waxman

Jill C. Weinstein

William O. Wheatley, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Wickham

Mr. & Mrs. John Wilcox

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Willis

Charlotte Worthy & William Mincey, Jr.

Barbara Wriston

Daniel Yankelovich

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



7 8




Public Agencies, and

Other Organizations

$100,000 and above

Apple Bank

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

Columbia University

Condé Nast Publications Inc.

The Durst Organization

Forbes Foundation

Friedman & Gotbaum, LLP

The Florence Gould Foundation

The Marc Haas Foundation

Hagedorn Fund

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

Pratt Institute

May and Samuel Rudin Family

Foundation, Inc.

Marilyn M. Simpson Charitable Trust

Time Warner Inc.

United Federation of Teachers

U.S. Trust Corporation

Vivendi Universal

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

$5,000 to $9,999

Annenberg Foundation

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

Foundation, Inc.

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

Con Edison

Gramercy Park Foundation

Sidney & Judith Kranes Charitable


Samuel H. Kress Foundation

LCOR Incorporated

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

Berdon LLP

Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

Charina Foundation

The Cowles Charitable Trust

Daedalus Foundation

Episcopal Diocese of New York

Eskow Charitable Lead Annuity Trust

Felicia Fund

Fox & Fowle Architects, P.C.

Sumner Gerard Foundation

Golden Family Foundation

GreenPoint Bank

The Hall Partnership Architects, LLP

Helpern Architects

International Debutante Ball


Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll &

Bertolotti, LLP

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,

Architects LLP

Polsky Foundation

Quincunx Trust

Rexford Fund

Marshall Rose Family Foundation, Inc.

Schtiller & Plevy, Inc.

Stanley Stahl Management, Inc.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects

The Sulzberger Foundation, Inc.

Tishman Realty & Construction

Co., Inc.

$500 to $999

Albanese Organizations Inc.

American Stevedoring

Arup Services New York Ltd.

Colliers ABR Inc.

Component Assembly Systems, Inc.

Cosentini Associates

Costas Kondylis & Partners, LLP

Cutsogeorge Tooman & Allen

Architects, P.C.

DeSimone Consulting Engineers PLLC

Edwards and Zuck, P.C.

Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture &

Engineering P.C.

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

Mancini Duffy

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

Boston Properties

D.M.S. Studios Ltd.

HNTB Corporation

Manhattan Brownstone

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

Easton Foundation

The Fortune Society

Gage & Tollner

Li/Saltzman Architects, P.C.

Pella Windows & Doors

Premier Restoration & Interior

Maintenance Ltd.

Preservation League of Staten Island

I.M. Robbins P.C.

Robert Silman Associates, P.C.

Verizon Foundation

In-Kind Contributions


Condé Nast Publications Inc.

Entertainment Weekly

Forbes, Inc.


The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

Le Cirque

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


Above: Michael De Chiara, Honoree Charles

Gargano, John Kerr, Jr., and Frank Sciame, Jr.

Right: Peter Vallone and Peg Breen

Chairman’s Award

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

Begonia Realty

The Corcoran Group

Debra Kameros Company, Inc.

Friedman & Gotbaum LLP

Mary Kay Gallagher

Goldman Properties

The Halstead Property Company

Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin

Newmark & Company Real Estate Inc.

Annette Petrusa Inc.

Philips International

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.


Professional Circle

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

Architecture Restoration

Conservation, PC

Arrow Restoration, Inc.

Artistic Doors and Windows, Inc.

Atkinson Koven Feinberg Engineers

Aurora Lampworks, Inc.

Donald Baerman, AIA, Architect

Bareau Designs

Barr & Barr, Inc.

Bell Larson Raucher Architects +

Planners LLP

Bero Architecture P.C.

Beth Cooper Lawrence Architect, P.C.

David T. Biggs, P.E.

Bresnan Architects PC

Brisk Waterproofing

Company, Inc.

Richard Brotherton, AIA

Burda Construction Corp.

Butler Rogers Baskett

Cityproof Corp.

D.O.C./Diane O. Collins

Commercial Roofing Solutions, Inc.

Common Ground Community


Concord Painting, Inc.

Cook + Fox Architects

Cornerstone, LLC

Costas Kondylis & Partners, LLP

Crawford & Stearns, Architects

Cultural Resource Consulting Group

Cutsogeorge & Tooman Architects

D.M.S. Studios Ltd.

William Dailey, Building and

Zoning Consultant

David D. Harlan Architects, LLC

Deerpath Construction Corp.

DeLaCour & Ferrara, Architects, P.C.

Di Domenico and Partners, LLP

DNA Contracting &

Waterproofing, LLC

Domingo Gonzalez Associates

Lisa Dubin, Architect

East End Wood Strippers

Edelman Sultan Knox Wood/

Architects LLP

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

Architects, LLP

Fifty Three Restorations, Inc.

Ford Farewell Mills and

Gatsch, Architects

Franke, Gottsegen, Cox Architects

Donald Friedman

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.

Greenwood Cemetery

Gruzen Samton Planners & Interior

Designers, LLP

Haag Interior Restoration

Hugh Hardy, FAIA

David Paul Helpern, FAIA

Charles H. Henkels, Architect

Historic Preservation &

Illumination, Inc.

Hoffmann Architects

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

Architects PLLC

Kaitsen Woo & J. Raible Architects

Edward Kamper Associates

Marilyn Kaplan Preservation


Michael A. Kaye, Esq.

The Kibel Companies LLC

Mary Knackstedt

Scott Koniecko, Architects

Mitchell Kurtz, Architect

LandAir Project Resources

Landmark Facilities Group, Inc.

Les Metalliers Champenois Corp.

Kenneth D. Levien, AIA

LFA Architects

Li/Saltzman Architects, P.C.

Lichten Craig Architects

Douglas J. Lister, Architect

LZA Technology

M & L Steel & Ornamental Iron Corp.

Mark Scott, Architect

Midtown Preservation, P.C.

Charles Miles Construction Corp.

Millwork Specialties

Mitropoulos Architects

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 &

Bee, P.C.

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

Stella, 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.

Vandenberg, 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

YSC Inc.

Zaskorski & Notaro

Architects, AIA, LLP

Zirinsky & Cox Architects, P.C.

1 2

Conservancy Circle Tours

3 4

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

in 2003:

Kimberly Konrad Alvarez,

Preservation Consultant

Dan Allen, Cutsogeorge & Tooman


Larry Attia, Urban DC Inc.

Byron Bell, Bell Larson Architects &


Judith Berdy, Roosevelt Island

Historical Society

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,

DPK&A Architects

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,

Evergreene Studios

Wes Haynes, Preservation Consultant

Bill Higgins, Higgins & Quasebarth

Jarrett Huddleston, Consulting

Associates, Inc

Kathleen Needham Inocco, Midtown

Preservation, Inc

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

Architects LLC

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,

LZA Technology

Kaitsen Woo, Kaitsen Woo Design &


Lectures &

Book Signings

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

Garrard Lowe.

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:

The Masterworks

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

Penn Station.


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

Anne Coffin

Henry P. Davison II

Michael K. De Chiara

Douglas Durst

John M. Forelle, Esq.

Robert Graham, Jr.

Clark P. Halstead

Margaret Brennan Hassett

Paul K. Herzan

Holly Hotchner

Susan Henshaw Jones

Stephen Kirschenbaum

Stephen S. Lash

Mimi Levitt

John Morning

Frederic S. Papert

Allison Simmons Prouty

Robert C. Quinlan

Marc P. Schappell

Frank J. Sciame, Jr.

Stuart N. Siegel

Joanne M. Stern

Elizabeth Stribling

Donald G. Tober

John E. Zuccotti

Advisory Council

Laurie Beckelman

Robert W. Burnett

Aubria Corbitt

Susan Cullman

Peter Duchin

Stuart P. Feld

Norton Garfinkle

Ronald S. Lauder

Marjorie Flannigan MacLachlan

Sherida Paulsen

Maribeth Rahe

Arnold Scaasi

Frances Scaife

Liz Smith

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

Preservation Fund

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/

Office Manager

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



32Financial Statement

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

Administration 358,403

Development 554,916

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

Investments 6,924,617

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.

Photography Credits

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,

Ken Lustbader

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



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