ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – On Thursday, April 30, 2015, three Boston Valley Terra Cotta projects will be awarded the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation at the 25th Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards. Award winning Boston Valley restoration projects include the Conrad B. Duberstein U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse, El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109, and the Kings Theater. The event will take place at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn, New York.
From 2010 through 2014, the Conrad B. Duberstein U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse underwent a masterful restoration of the granite and terra cotta façade on this massive Romanesque Revival structure built in 1933. El Barrio Artspace was an abandoned East Harlem school designed by CBJ Snyder and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Artspace organization decided to repurpose the structure, requiring an exterior restoration of the terra cotta façade as well as a complete adaption of the interior for use as affordable housing and studio space for local artists. The Kings Theatre – one of five former “Wonder Theaters” the Loew’s Corporation built in the late 1920s – was the focus of a $90 million renewal effort funded by public and private sources which was noted as, “the most exuberant restoration of the year.”
The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards are the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation. The Conservancy has been a leader in preserving, restoring, and reusing New York City’s wonderful architectural legacy for over 40 years. For 25 years the Moses Awards have recognized individuals, organizations, architects, craftspeople, and building owners for their extraordinary contributions to preserving our City. The awards are named after Lucy Goldschmidt Moses, a dedicated New Yorker whose generosity benefited the city for over 50 years.
Located just south of Buffalo, New York, Boston Valley Terra Cotta is the leading manufacturer of custom architectural terra cotta for restoration of historic facades and creation of high performance building envelopes. In the ceramic manufacturing business for over 120 years, Boston Valley has a proven commitment to quality and a history of unparalleled customer service. They have continued a pattern of growth from an American manufacturer to a global terra cotta supplier.