Yaddo Wins 2020 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award!

November 16, 2020


We’re thrilled to share the news that Yaddo has won one of this year’s Excellence in Historic Preservation awards from the New York State Preservation League (NYSPL) for our Mansion Renovation. 

A major rehabilitation project, led by Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson, focused on restoring the building envelope and the replacement of certain mechanical systems. Completed last year, the work required the removal, restoration and reinstallation of more than 500 window sash and frames and 20 exterior doors.

The project also included replacing the entire copper and slate roof on 104 separate roof planes. There was additional work done to restore all the exterior woodwork, cement stucco and decorative ironwork.

“This was a large-scale preservation effort on behalf of the team at Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson,” said Preservation League President Jay DiLorenzo. “With the completion of this important restoration work, Yaddo will be able to continue hosting the nation’s best artists for another 100 years.”

The statewide award, bestowed on nine restorations this year, highlights projects, organizations, publications and individuals that exemplify best practices in historic preservation. The award also recognizes people who are using historic preservation to build stronger neighborhoods, create local jobs, provide affordable housing, open eyes to overlooked history and save the places that are special to all.

More information about all of the NYSPL 2020 Excellence Award winners can be found via this link.