The Preservation League of New York State, based in Albany, has selected St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Rochester, to receive its Excellence in Preservation Award for 2005.
The statewide awards program recognizes individuals and organizations for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to the preservation of New York state’s architectural heritage.
Jay DiLorenzo, president of the league, praised St. Stanislaus’s restoration effort.
“The restoration of this church has set the tone for additional neighborhood revitalization efforts, including planters, community gardens and restored commercial facades,” he said.
“Our congregation treasures its church and has shown a strong commitment to historic preservation with an overwhelming response to the restoration campaign,” said Kathleen Urbanic, chairwoman of the St. Stanislaus restoration committee.
According to Urbanic, almost 1,000 individuals, families and organizations contributed more than $800,000 to the restoration campaign, which enabled the parish to make extensive repairs to the church. The parish celebrated its church renovation last December.