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.

Carly Civello
Carly Civello Social Media Intern

Carly, born and raised in Hershey, PA, is currently working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising at Temple University. She loves attending university in the big city of Philadelphia, and she enjoys taking the subway downtown to explore new places. She’s passionate about art, writing, photography, and travel. 

Her interest in history and architecture developed on family trips to countries like Italy and Canada. She loves to travel and learn more about a destination through its art and buildings. Her favorite style of architecture is mid-century modern, and she especially admires Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture. 

Her favorite building, Fallingwater, is located in Pennsylvania.

Micaela-Dixon-Photo
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.

Nick Lorenzo
Nick Lorenzo Intern

Nick was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He is currently living in Gainesville, Florida where he is an undergraduate student at the University of Florida. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Sustainability Studies. Nick is particularly interested in international business, marketing, and sustainable business practices. 

From a very early age, his parents instilled in him a deep appreciation for history and culture. In his free time, Nick cares for his basset-lab mix, strives to travel as much as possible, and enjoys tending to his many houseplants. He hopes to incorporate his diverse interests and passions in his future professional endeavors.

His favorite architectural style is the Cycladic style of the Greek isles.

Adrika Nadir
Adrika Nadir Intern

Adrika is currently pursuing a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Business at the University of Victoria. She is passionate about research, data analysis, digital marketing and content creation. She is grateful for the opportunity to intern with Histoury because researching and learning about the history and architecture of old buildings is fascinating. She loves getting to collaborate with Historical Societies as part of the internship and learning about what they do has been a unique, rewarding experience. 

Adrika also  is an aspiring cook; she’ll try any recipe she can get her hands on. She’s also an avid watcher of stand up comedy and sitcoms.

 

Valeria Venturini
Valeria Venturini Intern

Valeria is from Westchester county in New York and a senior at Fordham University in Bronx, NY. She will graduate with the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Valeria likes to paint, bake and travel.

Living in the heart of the Historic Hudson Valley with easy access to New York City, Valeria has had many opportunities to explore the history, nature, art and architecture around her. Her favorite places to visit are the Museum of Natural History, the Katonah Museum of Art and the Bronx Botanical Gardens, to name a few!

Gothic Revival, like Lyndhurst Mansion, or like her freshman dorm at Fordham, is her favorite style of architecture.

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