The Landmark Society’s 2012 Preservation Awards will be presented this year at a special event on Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 p.m. in Rochester’s historic City Hall, the spectacular Richardsonian Romanesque landmark located downtown at 30 Church Street. The Awards are given each year to individuals and organizations in our nine-county area who have made outstanding efforts in the preservation of their homes, historic properties, and landscapes. In anticipation of this week’s Awards Ceremony, over the next few days we’ll be featuring some of this year’s award winners.
The Craftsman Award recognizes the accomplishments of those whose talents such as carpentry, masonry, stained glass, plasterwork or decorative painting, have contributed to the rehabilitation and restoration of historic resources in our nine-county area.
Ray-Vel Development Corporation
A long-time associate of the late Charles Vella, master mason, Stoyan Passero now heads Ray-Vel Development Corporation, a contracting firm known for its outstanding restoration work on many of this area’s most historic buildings. With craftsmanship developed over many decades, Mr. Passero has completed masonry restoration on structures that include the former Rochester Historical Society headquarters, the Wilson Soule House, the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, and the properties of The Landmark Society of Western New York.
Visit our Success Stories page to see all of the 2012 Preservation Award winners.