Historic Preservation Awards


Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards continue a tradition since 1979
whereby excellence in preservation is recognized and honored.

Presented each September 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.

We invite you to submit applications for the 2016 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards.

Submission Deadline: May 16, 2016
Projects nominated for awards must have been substantially completed between June 1, 2014 and January 1, 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Call for your Preservation50 nominations


We need your help to create a PA50 for Preservation50 list to recognize exemplary projects and places across Pennsylvania in the 50 years since 1966. Tell us your picks for the best of preservation enabled by the National Historic Preservation Act.

A pioneering or outstanding example of a tax credit project?
A restoration or rehabilitation project that inspired new insights into the people, history or techniques connected with the place?
A collaborative project assisted by a Historic Preservation Fund state grant?
A National Register survey or nomination (includes National Historic Landmarks)?
A place or site saved due to Section 106 process?
A place or object studied by HABS, HAER or HALS that highlighted exceptional qualities?
 
Tell us what separates this Pennsylvania project from the rest -- Why does it belong on a PA50 list? How did it advance the preservation movement or enhance the community? What did we learn? How should it inspire us today and for the future?

Email your 50PA for Preservation50 list suggestion and brief context statement (with images, if possible) to PreservationPennsylvania@gmail.com
 

Save the Date: This year's awards luncheon will take place on Friday, September 23, 2016

 
 
Preservation Pennsylvania would like to thank the generous corporate and individual sponsors of the 2015 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards. Click here for our Sponsorship page, where you may click each sponsor logo to view more amazing projects.
 
Recipients of the 2015 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards
 
 HONOR AWARDS
F.OTTO HAAS AWARD
Thomas B. Hagen
(Erie County)
 
HENRY A. JORDAN AWARD
Jacqueline J. Melander
(Centre County)
 
CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
East Allegheny Community Council
(Allegheny County)
 
SPECIAL FOCUS AWARDS
RALPH MODJESKI AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TRANSPORTATION DESIGN, PRESERVATION AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Veterans Memorial Bridge, Columbia and Wrightsville
(Lancaster and York Counties)
 
SUSTAINABILITY IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION
LSC Design Corporate Headquarters
320 North George Street, York
(York County)
 
GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY
Carol Peterson, Pittsburgh
(Allegheny County)
 
SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITION
State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
(Dauphin County)
 
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AWARDS
(Categories Based on Original Use of Property)
 
Residential Properties
David and Dana Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Drexel University
3509 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia
(Philadelphia County)
 
Maria Hall, Villa Joseph Marie High School
1180 Holland Road, Holland
(Bucks County)
 
Commercial Properties
Merchants’ Exchange Building
Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia
(Philadelphia County)
 
Public & Institutional Properties
Mellon Square
1529-40 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh
(Allegheny County)
 
Old Main, The Pennsylvania State University
University Park
(Centre County)
 
Special Historic Properties
East Broad Street Bridge (S.R. 209 over Little Schuylkill River)
Tamaqua
(Schuylkill County)
 
INITIATIVE AWARDS
Communications
Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Pittsburgh
(Allegheny County)
 
History Blogging Team, YorkBlog.com
York Daily Record
(York County)
 
Education
Catholic Chaplain’s Office, Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia
(Philadelphia County)
 
Stewardship
Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church
3150 Rocky Spring Road, Chambersburg
(Franklin County)
 
Webb Farmhouse, Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
(Chester County)


PRESERVATION AWARDS LIBRARY

Listings of all Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards winners since 2003 may be found by year using the links below.




 
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Pennsylvania at Risk
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