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Posted on: December 21, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Historic District Public Information Forum

January 10, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Irvington Public Library

The Irvington Historic District Committee is pleased to announce that it is launching a public information forum on the topic of “Creating an Historic District” on January 10th, 2013 at 7 PM at the Irvington Public Library. (Snow date: Wednesday, January 16).

The forum will feature guest speakers Walter Sedovic, FAIA, LEED and Joseph Pell Lombardi, followed by a panel discussion and question and answer period. The purpose of the forum is to initiate a community discussion and information-sharing session focused on the proposed historic district, how it can be created, and its potential community benefits. A panel of members of the Historic District Committee will discuss perspectives on Irvington’s historic character.

Joseph Pell Lombardi was one of the first architects to specialize in preservation of historical buildings. His preservation practice ranges from historical restoration projects to large-scale adaptive re-use of historical buildings worldwide, including many in New York. He is an Irvington resident and owner of the National Historic Landmark, Armour-Stiner (‘Octagon House’) in Irvington. The recipient of many awards for his service to historic preservation – including the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission Certificate of Merit, and the Preservation League of NY State Achievement Award – Mr. Lombardi’s work is nationally recognized and widely published.

Walter Sedovic, Architect AIA, is Principal and CEO of Walter Sedovic Architects, established in 1986 following his ten-year tenure with the National Park Service in Boston and New York, working with historical sites of national significance. Located in Irvington, NY, his firm specializes in historic preservation and sustainable design resulting in enriched educational and cultural opportunities, and strong community ties. Mr. Sedovic is a distinguished and nationally recognized leader and expert on the subject of sustainable preservation. He is a sought after speaker internationally, and he has lectured and published widely on historic preservation issues. Committed to ensuring that historical sites conserve the integrity of their original fabric and features, his love of preservation is rooted in the belief that historic buildings provide critical identity for community as physical expression of events, culture, and history. His firm has won virtually every national award recognizing excellence in architectural preservation, and recently he has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows.

For more information on the proposed Irvington Historic District, visit the Irvington Historic District Committee Facebook page at, or contact the Historic District Committee co-chairs, Andy Lyons ( or Earl Ferguson (

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