By Darron Wallace, Syracuse, N.Y., (N.C.C News) — Temple Concord could be up for destruction.
The Preservation Association of Central New York hopes the building meets a different fate.
PACNY is an organization whose mission is to preserve historical buildings in the Central New York area. The building in question, Temple Concord, is a 108-year-old building that was recently sold to Landmark Properties.
Landmark Properties is a real estate firm that boasts a reputation for being “the nation’s top contractor for student housing”.
The congregation at Temple Concord sold the building to Landmark Properties for $9 million dollars just last week. However, whether or not the building will be destroyed or redeveloped is undecided.
Vice President of PACNY Joe Autwater is adamant about preserving the historic site. He says, ” When we see a threat to a historic property like that, we advocate for preserving rather than destruction of those properties… PACNY is committed to preserving historical buildings, and this is regarded as a historical building on a national scale.”
The fate of the building is in the early stages of planning, but the non-profit PACNY is fighting hard to maintain the building.
“It’s sort of sad because, you know. Why they would choose to take this particular property to redevelop student housing is a bit of a puzzle,” Autwater says.