Moses Awards

Conservancy Hosts 22nd Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards


The New-York Historical Society


The New-York Historical Society - Before


The New-York Historical Society


The New-York Historical Society


The New-York Historical Society


58 Hicks Street - Tax Record Photo, 1940


58 Hicks Street - Before


58 Hicks Street - After


Banner Building, 648 Broadway


Banner Building, 648 Broadway


Banner Building, 648 Broadway


Central Park Police Precinct, 86th St


Central Park Police Precinct, Before


Central Park Police Precinct, After


Central Park Police Precinct, Before


Central Park Police Precinct, After


Central Park Police Precinct, Before


Central Park Police Precinct, After


Central Park Police Precinct, Before


Central Park Police Precinct, After


New York City Center, Before


New York City Center, After


New York City Center, Before


New York City Center, After


Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Before


Hamilton Grange National Memorial, After


Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Before


Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Before


Hamilton Grange National Memorial, After


Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Bronx


Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Bronx - Before


Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Bronx - After


Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Bronx - Before


62 East 4th Street - Before


62 East 4th Street - After


62 East 4th Street - Before


62 East 4th Street - After


St. Patrick's Cathedral Rectory


St. Patrick's Cathedral Rectory


TWA Flight Center - JFK Intl Airport


TWA Flight Center - JFK Intl Airport


Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn - 1938


Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn - Before


Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn - After


Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn - Before


Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn - After


Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn - After


Newtown High School, Flushing Queens


Newtown High School, Flushing Queens

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The New-York Historical Society

Some 450 people packed The New-York Historical Society on April 25 to applaud an impressive list of Moses winners from across the City. They ranged from a Brooklyn church that painstakingly refinished its Renaissance Revival sanctuary, to Edgar Allen Poe’s Cottage in the Bronx, to the Central Park Police Precinct, where the facades of a historic stable complex have been cleaned and restored and a new canopy roof has added additional space for precinct functions.

Acclaimed preservation architect John Belle received the Preservation Leadership Award while Councilmembers Brad Lander and Steve Levin received the Public Leadership Award.

The coveted awards, nicknamed the “Preservation Oscars,” laud outstanding preservation work. They are named for Lucy Goldschmidt Moses, a dedicated New Yorker whose generosity benefited the City for more than 50 years. The Awards have recognized over 200 individuals, organizations and building owners for their extraordinary contributions to the City.

“This is one of the most joyous occasions for us at the Conservancy because we get to celebrate the people and projects that maintain the City’s extraordinary architectural heritage,” said Peg Breen, president of the Conservancy.

“The time and care that went into completing these projects demonstrate New Yorkers’ commitment to preserving the entire range of the City’s historic architecture.”

John Belle, FAIA, a founding partner of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, LLP, received the Preservation Leadership Award for his work in helping New Yorkers see the great urban spaces all around them, waiting to be discovered, restored, and reused, including the South Street Seaport, Grand Central Terminal, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. In a career that has spanned over 40 years, he has received three Presidential Design Awards, the nation’s highest design award for public architecture. He joined the Conservancy Board in 1985, served two years as President of the Board, and is now a member of the Conservancy’s Advisory Council.

Council Members Lander and Levin received a shared Public Leadership Award for the courage they showed in upholding the City’s Landmarks law and facing down harsh opposition to the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, Brooklyn.

Click here to see photos from the event and to learn more about each winner.

Individual Winners

Preservation Leadership:

John Belle
Founding Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP

Public Leadership:

The Honorable Brad Lander, New York City Council Member
The Honorable Steve Levin, New York City Council Member

Project Winners

58 Hicks Street Brooklyn, New York

Banner Building
648 Broadway, New York

Brown Memorial Baptist Church
484 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn

Central Park Police Precinct
86th Street Transverse Road, Central Park, New York

New York City Center
130 West 56th Street, New York

Hamilton Grange National Memorial
414 West 141st Street, New York

The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York

Newtown High School
48-01 90th Street, Flushing, Queens

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
East Kingsbridge Road & The Grand Concourse, Poe Park, Bronx

Rod Rodgers & Duo Multicultural Arts Center
62 East 4th Street, New York

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Rectory
14 East 51st Street, New York

TWA Terminal
JFK International Airport, Queens

Conservancy President, Peg Breen talks about the awards

About the Awards

The Moses Awards are the Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation efforts. Named in honor of dedicated New Yorker and noted philanthropist Lucy G. Moses, the Awards recognize the property owners, builders, architects, artisans, and designers who renew the beauty and utility of New York City’s distinctive architecture. The annual Moses Awards celebrate the success of historic preservation and its role in the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the City.

Preservation Awards are given to projects that demonstrate excellence in the restoration, preservation, or adaptive use of historic buildings, streetscapes, and landscapes that preserve commercial, residential, institutional, religious, and public buildings. Other possible categories include community groups or organizations that foster neighborhood revitalization.

The Preservation Leadership Award is bestowed upon an outstanding individual in the field of historic preservation. Past honorees include Ruth Abram, Wint Aldrich, Tony Avella, Kent Barwick, Simon Breines, Giorgio Cavaglieri, Kenneth Cobb, Stanley Cogan, Joan K. Davidson, Kenneth K. Fisher, James Marston Fitch, Margot Gayle, Anne Van Ingen, Judith Kaye, Sarah Bradford Landau, Joan Maynard, Evelyn and Everett Ortner, Nancy and Otis Pratt Pearsall, Adolf K. Placzek, Jan Hird Pokorny, Henry Hope Reed, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Vincent Scully and Robert Silman.

Only projects that are substantially completed during 2011 and located within the five boroughs of New York City will be considered. Books, other publications, and films are not eligible.