Georgette Blau

Founder

Georgette created Histoury to help bring awareness to the historic buildings in our communities and to inspire their preservation. A graduate of Skidmore College with a degree in historic preservation, she is also founder and owner of On Location Tours, one of the world’s largest TV and movie location tour companies. The company, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, hosts over 100,000 tour guests a year in New York City and Boston.

Georgette sits on the board of the Norwalk Preservation Trust in Connecticut, where she grew up. She has been creating their annual house tours since 2011. Georgette currently resides in Westchester with her husband Yoav, son Benjamin, and daughter Zoe.

One of her favorite buildings is the Ukranian Institute of America in Manhattan.

Allison Casazza

Research, Planning, and Interpretation Associate

Allison joined the Histoury team to share her passion for architecture and history, believing that advocacy for our cultural resources is most effective when people are given the opportunity to connect with them first-hand. She is excited to bring to our tour guests a new perspective on their communities and a greater appreciation for their architectural heritage.

Allison holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in design studies with a concentration in historic preservation from Boston Architectural College. Her professional and volunteer background includes roles in many disciplines of preservation, including research, surveying, interpretation, and design review. Growing up in Danbury, Connecticut, she was a long-time resident of the greater Boston area and currently lives in Westchester County.

She loves Arts and Crafts bungalows and the Shingle style.

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Micaela Dixon Intern

Micaela, born and raised in Syracuse, NY, graduated from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY with a Bachelor of Arts in both Anthropology and American Studies. She continued on to Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA where she graduated with a Master in Preservation Design.

Her love of history began through many trips to Colonial Williamsburg as a child. Initially, she wanted to continue her education in archaeology but realized that many buildings still standing had stories that needed to be told and preserved. While she specializes in adaptive reuse architecture projects, Micaela has an affinity for research and is passionate about uncovering a building’s stories.

Her favorite building is the Davenport House in Savannah, GA.

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Victoria Falcon Intern

Victoria graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration before continuing onto Tulane University where she graduated with a Master of Preservation Studies. While attending Tulane University, she became particularly interested in heritage education, helping to redevelop and rebrand an existing youth education program designed for school children in New Orleans.

Since graduating from Tulane University, Victoria has chosen to work in nonprofit development and continues to teach in an after-school program.  In her free time, she enjoys working on her own art as well as riding the streetcar around New Orleans.

The Wedding Cake House in New Orleans is her favorite building.

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Lydia Warren Intern

Lydia Warren is a PhD candidate at the University of Virginia in Critical and Comparative Music Studies. She also holds a Master of Arts in Music from the University of Virginia and a Certificate in Ethnomusicology from the Five College Consortium. Warren uses archival and ethnographic research to show the lived experience of performing and working on Beale Street, a blues music tourist destination and the most visited tourist attraction in Tennessee. As both a professional musician and a scholar, she is passionate about advocacy and equity in tourism and music, and ethics, representation, and interpretation in heritage sites.

Her favorite building is the Jenny Lind Tower in North Truro, Massachusetts.

Histoury is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (pending).