The Paul Malo Award was established in honor of the late Syracuse University architect, professor, and preservation advocate who was a friend and colleague of The Landmark Society for over four decades. The award recognizes community activists who have done outstanding work in the field of historic preservation.
This year’s Paul Malo Award for Community Preservation Advocacy is awarded to Arlene Wright Vanderlinde and the late Leo Dodd from Historic Brighton.
Arlene Wright Vanderlinde and the late Leo Dodd are two individuals whose dedication, work and commitment to the Brighton community have resulted in a wider awareness of and appreciation for its history and built environment. Long active in historic preservation advocacy, Arlene is a founder of Historic Brighton, the organization that promotes the history and architecture of that community. Her tireless work includes educational, promotional, and publication projects that have brought attention to these important topics.
The late Leo Dodd, a gifted artist and trustee of Historic Brighton, was its principal researcher, who amassed an impressive archive cataloguing the history of brick manufacturing, the town’s major industry during the 19th century. “The Bricks of Brighton” project recognizes that legacy, with a publication and recently created town hiking trail. The collective work of these two dedicated individuals, through their programming for Historic Brighton, has increased the visibility of historic preservation in Brighton.
The Landmark Society’s 2016 Annual Preservation Awards ceremony will take place this Sunday, November 13 at 3 PM in Rochester’s historic City Hall, located downtown at 30 Church Street.