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Noted CNY architect and historian Paul Malo to present preservation lecture at Syracuse University
Noted CNY architect and historian Paul Malo to present preservation lecture at Syracuse UniversityFebruary 16, 2002Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Architect and historian Paul Malo, author of the controversial book “Boldt Castle: In Search of the Lost Story,” will present the annual Francis E. Hares Preservation Lecture at Syracuse University at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in Slocum Hall, Room 108. The lecture, sponsored by SU’s School of Architecture, is free and open to the public.
Malo, who lives in Fulton and is a SU School of Architecture professor emeritus, will present “Interpretation of Historic Buildings.” He is the author of many books and articles about historic buildings in New York state and is a well-known expert in historic preservation. He has advised cultural organizations throughout New York state as a consultant for the New York State Council on the Arts and has lectured widely for the New York State Council for the Humanities speakers program.
Malo is past president of the Preservation League of New York State and was founding trustee of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage. He was active in saving two national historic landmarks-Camp Sagamore and Camp Santanoni in the Adirondack Mountains.
Malo prepared the initial media presentation for visitors at Boldt Castle 25 years ago. However, in his self-published book, Malo is highly critical of the current preservation policy for the castle and of the Thousand Island Bridge Authority’s stewardship of the national landmark.
Malo has won numerous awards for his work, including the 1999 Pillar of New York Award, the 2001 Annual Award of the Preservation League of New York State and the Special Achievement Award of the Landmark Society of Western New York.
The Francis E. Hares Preservation Lectures series was established in honor of Hares ’38, who died in 1998. Hares was an influential member of the Central New York preservation community, serving as a founding member of the Preservation Association of Central New York, a member of the board, vice chair and chair of the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.