Jim Mahoney has been working for the Conservancy’s New York City Historic Properties Fund since 1991. Since then, he has worked on the restoration of numerous properties in the 5 boroughs of New York City including a Gothic Revival cottage on City Island in the Bronx, a Dutch Colonial house in Brooklyn, a Beaux Arts mansion in Manhattan designed by decorator Ogden Codman, Jr., one of the oldest religious structures in Queens, an Italianate mansion in Staten Island and a Tug Boat. He also worked on the restoration of Astor Row in Harlem and Prospect Cemetery in Queens. Prior to working at the Conservancy, Jim worked at the Beacon Hill Civic Association in Boston and the Northeast Regional office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, also in Boston. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston.
Favorite Landmark: Is another project he worked on, Fonthill Castle on the campus of the College of Mt. St. Vincent in the Riverdale section of the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River. Fonthill Castle was built in 1852 as a country residence for Edwin Forrest, one of the country’s leading 19th-century actors. Fonthill was an early designation of the Landmarks Preservation Commission having been designated in March 1966. Fonthill was one of a number of country estates in Riverdale.
Photo by Noel Sutherland