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Noreda Anthony Rotunno

Noreda Anthony Rotunno, Italian landscape architect. Recipient citation Federated Garden Clubs, 1968, Community Service award Rotary Club, 1971; Landscape Beautification award Men’s Garden Club Syracuse, 1965.


  • Rotunno, Noreda Anthony was born on June 13, 1898 in Fondi, Italy. Son of Alberto and Teresa Maria (Velletri) Rotunno.

  • Education

    • Came to the United States, 1901, naturalized, 1906. Bachelor of Science, Syracuse (New York) U., 1921, Master of Science, 1923. M.L.A., Harvard University, 1937.


    • Instructor landscape archaeology Syracuse University, 1921-1927, assistant professor, 1927-1934, professor, head department, 1937-1965, emeritus, 1965-1978. Private practice professional landscape design, Syracuse, 1931-1978. Landscape archaeology Syracuse University, 1942-1965.

      Works include: gardens, estates, industrial complexes, university campuses, school public housing, recreation areas. Vice-president, director Thousand Island Park Corporation, 1958-1978. Consultant restoration of Sonnenberg Gardens, Canandaigua, New York, 1966-1978.

      Chairman Syracuse Planning Commission, 1957-1971, Onondaga County Planning Commission, 1967-1971. Board directors Council Cultural Agilysys, 1959-1962. Member Citizens Council Urban Renewal, 1960-1968.


    • Contributor articles on garden subjects to periodicals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Served with S.A.T.C., 1917-1918. Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (president Upstate chapter 1956-1958, 66-68, trustee 1958-1961). Member International Federation Landscape Architects, Garden Center Association Central New York (past president), Phi Kappa Tau.

    Clubs: Mens Garden (past president), University (Syracuse).


    • Married Mildred Green, June 25, 1923. Children: Madeline Green Rotunno Knafla, William Albert.
    • father: Alberto Rotunno
    • mother: Teresa Maria (Velletri) Rotunno
    • spouse: Mildred Green
    • children: Madeline Green Rotunno Knafla Rotunno
    • William Albert Rotunno
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    Born June 13, 1898
    Died March 20, 1978
    (aged 79)