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Attorney John O. Delamater
Kenneth Hewes Barricklo, Holland Society Trustee and Architect
The new Holland Society headquarters and library at 20 W. 44th Street in New York is the result of hours of volunteer
work by many individuals, including literally hundreds of hours donated to the society by the renowned historical preservation
architect and Holland Society Trustee Kenneth Hewes Barricklo.
beautiful classic library design is very typical of Mr. Barricklo's work. Mr. Barricklo received his bachelor of
Architecture Degree from the University of Texas in 1966 and is a Registered Architect in the States of New York and New
Jersey. He practices architecture in the historic Jacobus Van Elmendorph House in Kingston, New York. In fact, the now
office building is a Dutch stone house identified as having existed on the property in 1668 and is listed on the Kingston
Registry of Historic Places. Mr. Barricklo's interest in historic preservation is reflected in his impressive list of projects
which includes work over a fifteen year period with the Historic Preservation and Restoration of buildings at Sailor's
Snug Harbor on Staten Island. His firm designed historic facades for all of the storefronts of the Schermerhorn Row Block,
a major waterfront historic preservation project at the South Street Seaport in New York. The New York Botanical Garden at
the Bronx, specifically the completed restoration of the beautiful copper roofing and cornices are the result of Mr. Barricklo's
Although impossible to list all of his projects in this profile, when the original 1803 New York City Hall rotunda
needed restoration it was Mr. Barricklo to whom the City turned for the designs and recommendations resulting in the award
to him of the prestigious Lucy Moses Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the New York City Landmarks
Conservancy. Later work on the City Hall including the replacement of the roofing, rebuilding of the clock tower and
the restoration of the Statue of Justice atop resulted in the same award to Mr. Barricklo a second time.
The Holland Society of New York is eternally grateful for the donation of the many, many hours of volunteer architecture
work from a professional of Mr. Barricklo's stature. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the 2002
Holland Society of New York's Gold Medal to a Member for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Historic Preservation and
Restoration. Mr. Barricklo serves on the Board of Trustees of the Holland Society of New York and is President of the Ulster
County Branch of the Society.
Mr. Barricklo has a son, John and a daughter, Tania and four grandchildren. Son John and grandson Jonah are members of
the Holland Society of New York. Mr. Barricklo and his Wife, Gioia Timpanelli, live in Kingston, New York. Gioia is a
former college English Professor who won two Emmys for a series of Public Broadcasting System specials on Poetry and Art.
Ms. Timpanelli started an organization of worldwide revivalist story telling which brings ancient and medieval
story telling to modern adult audiences throughout the world.