UPDATE: A new press conference has been scheduled for Thursday, 6/14 at 2:00 PM on the sidewalk outside of Parrot Hall.
On Thursday, 6/14 at 2:00 PM, The Landmark Society of Western New York, the Preservation League of New York State, and key government officials are joining the Friends of Parrott Hall to host a press conference to announce the results of an engineering study on the building and to ask the State to delay demolition until alternatives have been meaningfully explored. Join us and show your support!
Parrott Hall was the first building in the city of Geneva listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1975 ownership was transferred to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) for the express purpose of creating a State Historic Site. The state is now planning to demolish the building but we believe there are other options to pursue and that the State should explore alternatives.
You can help!
Join us at the press conference
When: this Thursday, 6/14 at 2:00 PM
Location: In front of Parrott Hall (on the campus of Cornell’s Experiment Station, on W. North Street, immediately west of Hedrick Hall in Geneva, NY)
Parking: Free on-street parking is available a short walk away on nearby Castle St. (Click here for an illustration)
Call the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation to voice your concern.
Commissioner Rose Harvey
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Albany, NY 12238
If you live in the area, contact your State elected officials.
Sen. Pamela Helming
Legislative Office Building Room 946
Albany, NY 12247
local phone for office at 425 Exchange Street – 315-568-9816
Volunteer with or donate to Friends of Parrott Hall
Help spread the word!
Post pictures of Parrott Hall using #ThisPlaceMatters. Be sure to tag @LandmarkSociety @preserveNYS @SavingPlaces and @NYstateparks.
You can really get into the campaign by downloading This Place Matters signage from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Want to learn more about historic Parrott Hall? Visit the Friends of Parrott Hall website.