Congratulations to the Award Recipients at the Architectural Preservation Awards Event!
Monday, November 9, 2015
The Preservation & Design Committee of The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association held their 17th annual Architectural Preservation Awards on October 29 at Volvo Hall in Scandinavia House. These awards honor and recognize building owners who have restored the facades of their buildings to the original design, or who created a new design compatible with the historic streetscape. Awards are also given to recognize interior restorations and exceptional entrance and garden design. Five buildings in Murray Hill were honored – Guatemala Mission to the United Nations, Namibia Mission to the United Nations, The River School P.S. 281, The William and the James Townhouse.
The committee also presented Community Service Awards to two longtime Murray Hill Neighborhood Association trustees, Joe W. Di Domenico and Ellen R. Imbimbo.
Two guest speakers from the Museum of the City of New York, Susan Henshaw Jones, President and Ronay Menschel Director, and Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design spoke about Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.
Please look for the full story and photos from this special evening in the Spring 2016 Murray Hill Life newsletter.
Pictures: MHNA’s Irma Worrell Fisher Presenting Awards to Wilfried I. Emvula, Namibia Ambassador and Permanent Representative and to Michele James, James Townhouse.