Statement from National Trust for Historic Preservation on Passing of Developer and Philanthropist Tony Goldman

Historic property developer, restaurateur, hotelier and a leader in the historic preservation movement, Tony Goldman, passed away in New York City on Tuesday. Goldman is a board member of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and a former Trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The following is a statement from Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation:

“Historic preservation has lost one of its brightest stars. Tony Goldman will be remembered for being a true pioneer of the preservation movement in America. Tony’s vision for revitalizing entire historic districts is legendary. From Manhattan’s Upper West Side and SoHo neighborhoods, to South Beach, and Center City Philadelphia, Tony had an uncanny ability to recognize the hidden potential of undervalued historic urban areas, and the business savvy to transform them into popular, thriving global destinations.

“In recognition of his long and storied career, the National Trust in 2010 honored Tony Goldman with its highest national award for excellence in historic preservation, the Louise duPont Crowninshield Award. At its core, preservation is about recognizing the value of historic buildings and neighborhoods, and restoring life to places that define and enrich our communities. That is what Tony Goldman did, and nobody did it better. And though he will be deeply missed, we are grateful for his many contributions to historic preservation and his lasting legacy of transformed communities.”



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