2018 PA Historic Preservation Awards 2018 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

Awards will be presented September 27, 2018

Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Awards continue a tradition started in 1979 to honor excellence in preservation. The annual awards recognize significant contributions in the field of historic preservation made by both individuals and organizations. The Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards are presented annually by Preservation Pennsylvania.
 
Click here for the awards nomination packet, including criteria, award categories, submission instructions and nomination form.
 
ELIGIBILITY
  • Five year window: Projects nominated for awards must have been substantially completed between June 1, 2013 and January 31, 2018.
  • National Register eligibility is not a requirement for submission.
  • All work must demonstrate good preservation practices.
  • Homeowner, municipal, and historic district infill projects are welcomed.
  • Properties owned and/or maintained by Preservation Pennsylvania are not eligible.

Nomination fee is waived for members of Preservation Pennsylvania. (Join now!)


 AWARD CATEGORIES

Special Focus Awards

Ralph Modjeski Award for Excellence in Transportation Design, Preservation or Archaeology - For an exceptional effort within the transportation field that results in an improvement in transportation systems while respecting and preserving the best practices of compatible design and historic preservation principles. 2017 Recipient: Walnut Lane Bridge Over Wissahickon Creek (Philadelphia County); 2016 Recipient: Quaker Bridge (Mercer County)

Preservation Planning - For projects that demonstrate the best planning and development
practices to promote historic preservation. 2017 Recipients: Wilkinsburg Neighborhood Restoration (Allegheny County); Carroll Cabin (Fayette County); Washington’s War Tent, Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia County)

Public Impact Award - Given to a project or individual for excellence in using a historic building as a catalyst to enrich a community. 2017 Recipients: Buddy's Brew on Carson, Formerly the Sankey Brick Company (Allegheny County); Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, Formerly the West Chester National Guard Armory (Chester County); The Millworks, Formerly the Stokes Millworks (Dauphin County); Easton Public Market, Formerly Rader's Dry Goods (Northampton County)


Initiative Awards

These awards recognize special initiatives, services, or commitment to preservation values in the previous year by an individual, organization, community, or group in the following categories.

Communication - For exceptional quality preservation/heritage publications or outstanding media coverage of preservation/heritage efforts or issues. 2016 Recipient: Preservation Erie (Erie County)

Community Involvement - For individual or organizational involvement in community preservation/heritage issues or projects. 2017 Recipients: Conneaut Lake Town Hall, formerly the High Street Church (Crawford County); Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Center (Lancaster County); 2016 Recipient: Friends Housing Cooperative (Philadelphia County)

Education - For innovative and exceptional preservation/heritage educational programs or curricula. 2016 Recipient: Zimmerman Center for Heritage (York County)

Emergency Response - For quick action to repair and/or preserve a historic resource after a threat or catastrophic event. 2013 Recipients: Erwinna Covered Bridge (Bucks County); Hillsgrove Covered Bridge (Sullivan County)

Grassroots Advocacy - For the efforts of individuals and organizations to help communities protect and preserve the historic places that matter to them. 2016 Recipient: Carol Bear Heckman and Darrin Heckman (Northampton County)

Stewardship - For exceptional stewardship efforts by an individual or group on behalf of a significant historic resource or resources. 2017 Recipient: Keim House (Berks County)

Sustainability in Historic Preservation - For the continual use and sustainable rehabilitation of an existing building; one that has conserved materials and energy; prevented environmental, social and economic impacts of demolition; and taken into consideration embodied energy. 2016 Recipient: Pottstown School District, Rupert Elementary School (Montgomery County)

Honor Awards

The Honor Award recipients are selected by the Executive Committee of Preservation Pennsylvania. While applications are not accepted for these awards, suggestions are welcome.

F. Otto Haas Award - This award is named for noted preservationist and philanthropist F. Otto Haas (1915-1994), as standing recognition of his service and contributions to historic preservation. This award honors outstanding individual or group achievements in the field of historic preservation. 2017 Recipient: The Progress Fund (Westmoreland County); 2016 Recipient: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, SHPO (Dauphin County)

Henry A. Jordan Award - This award is named for Henry A. Jordan (1936-2010), a former Preservation Pennsylvania Board Chairman and life-long supporter of the historic preservation movement. In keeping with Henry’s belief that it is at the local level where real historic preservation occurs, this award honors outstanding historic preservation efforts at the local/regional level. 2017 Recipient: James L. Brown IV (Philadelphia County); 2016 Recipient: City of Lancaster (Lancaster County)
 

Construction Awards

Construction Awards honor outstanding examples of
  • Private/Homeowner/Small business rehabilitation
  • Restoration
  • Rehabilitation
  • Infill/new construction in a historic district
  • Documentation (pre-construction)

Examples of possible submissions: a small business owner’s facade restoration; a homeowner’s sensitive update of a neglected building; or a company’s rehabilitation of a white elephant property for a new use.

Nominations are welcome from developers, municipalities, small business owners and homeowners. Nominations should include information about the resource’s history, any listing in local or national historic districts, or inclusion within the boundaries of a designated heritage area. If an adaptive re-use project, please indicate the building’s original use.

Work completed should follow good preservation practices. All information submitted should demonstrate how the work was undertaken in a way that respects, preserves, and maintains the resource’s historic character and integrity.

PLEASE NOTE: The award is given to the PROJECT rather than individual architects/engineers/ consultants.
 
 

 
 
Congratulations to the 2017 award recipients!
2017 PA Historic Preservation Award recipients 
 
2017 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards
 The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 
 
Special Guest, Pennsylvania's First Lady, Frances Wolf
Presented each fall by Preservation Pennsylvania, the annual awards recognize significant contributions in the field of historic preservation made by both individuals and organizations. Recognition encompasses the categories of preservation initiatives, construction and archaeology projects. Pennsylvania's highest honor, the F. Otto Haas Award, is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to preservation made by an individual or group.
  Click here for the 2017 Awards publication pdf.

Many thanks to our 2017 sponsors!

(Click to visit their website and see their current projects)
 

LEADERSHIP AWARD SPONSORS

 
 A. Roy Smith
Mrs. Henry A. Jordan
 Modjeski & Masters Janet S. Klein
 

CONSTRUCTION and PUBLIC IMPACT AWARD SPONSORS

 
 York College of Pennsylvania
 Highmark Blue Shield
Thomas B. Hagen
 
  

  LANDMARK AWARD SPONSORS   

CAPITAL LEVEL
 
Reading Blue Mountain Railroad
 Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
 
JMT
 
 
COLUMN LEVEL

John Milner Architects, Inc.
  
Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects
Heritage Strategies logo
  
John A. Martine AIA, Principal
  
 West Chester Downtown Foundation
SgRA Architecture
  
 FOUNDATION LEVEL
 
Boyle Construction Heritage PA 
 Homsey Architects Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
VM Development Group
 
 
 

PRESERVATION PLANNING AWARD SPONSORS

 Inter-Mission LLC PHMC
 

 Recipients of the 2017 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

 HONOR AWARDS

F.OTTO HAAS AWARD
The Progress Fund (Westmoreland County)
Sponsored by A. Roy Smith
 
HENRY A. JORDAN AWARD
James L. Brown, IV  (Philadelphia County)
Sponsored by Mrs. Henry A. Jordan
 
CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
Shirley Hanson and the Chestnut Hill Conservancy (Philadelphia County)
Sponsored by Janet S. Klein
 

SPECIAL FOCUS AWARDS

RALPH MODJESKI AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN
TRANSPORTATION DESIGN, PRESERVATION, AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Walnut Lane Bridge Over Wissahickon Creek (Philadelphia County)
Sponsored by Modjeski & Masters
 
PRESERVATION PLANNING AWARD
Wilkinsburg Neighborhood Restoration (Allegheny County)
 
Washington's War Tent, Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia County)
 
Carroll Cabin (Fayette County)
 
PUBLIC IMPACT AWARD
Buddy's Brew on Carson, formerly the Sankey Brick Company (Allegheny County)
 
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, formerly the West Chester National Guard Armory (Chester County)
 
The Millworks, formerly the Stokes Millworks (Dauphin County)
 
Easton Public Market, formerly Rader's Dry Goods (Northampton County)
 

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AWARDS

Dollar Bank (Allegheny County)
 
Beaver Station Cultural and Event Center, formerly the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Passenger Station (Beaver County)
 
The Big Mill Apartments, formerly the Curtis & Jones Company Shoe Factory (Berks County)
 
Tarbell House (Crawford County)
 
Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design, formerly the Dickson Tavern (Erie County)
 
Governor George Wolf Building, formerly Easton High School (Northampton County)
 
East Park Canoe House (Philadelphia County)
 
Willow Grove Ave Bridge over SEPTA's Chestnut Hill West Line (Philadelphia County)
 
York College Center for Community Engagement, formerly the Lafayette Club  (York County)
 

INITIATIVE AWARDS

Stewardship
Keim House (Berks County)
 
Community Involvement
Conneaut Lake Town Hall, formerly the High Street Church (Crawford County)
 
Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Center (Lancaster County)
 
 
Media: Click here for the press release. Click here for an online album of photographs. Please contact SSmith@preservationpa.org with any questions or if you need assistance.




 
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