At the Preservation League of New York State’s Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony/Annual Meeting in New York City on May 15, former Landmark Society trustee Trude Brown Fitelson was recognized for her long-time preservation efforts in the Thousand Island Park, Jefferson County. A seasonal resident of TIP since childhood, Trude spends most of her time there (in the family’s restored 1880s cottage) as “preservationist-in-residence,” coordinating, coaxing, cajoling, encouraging, patrolling, negotiating, educating, promoting, regulating, advising …… and any other task you need to keep preservation activities before the public/residents/administrators of this “northern Chautauqua” summer colony. Her idea of “summer in TIP” means a 7-day work week addressing the preservation needs there (in addition to maintaining her real estate office commitments). Trude has worked with LSWNY staff for over 20 years, frequently consulting us about specific projects, problems & preservation board needs at TIP.
Other categories/honorees were:
Webb Lofts, Buffalo, Erie Co.
MacNaughton House Stabilization, Newcomb, Essex County
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse, Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, Kings Co.
Downtown Revitalization Program, Canajoharie, Montgomery Co.
Eldridge Street Synagogue, Lower East Side, NYC, New York Co.
Proctor’s Theatre, Schenectady, Schenectady Co.
Hotel Kirkland, Kingston, Ulster Co.
Model Development Blick, New Rochelle, Westchester Co.
Hudson Valley chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors, Wappingers Falls, Dutchess Co.
“Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks” by Anthony C. Wood
Posted by Cynthia Howk, Architectural Research Coordinator