2019 PA Historic Preservation Awards

Congratulations to our 2019 Award recipients

Honor awards

Preservation Pennsylvania was honored to present the 2019 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards listed below in honor of exceptional work in the field of historic preservation. Awardees were nominated by their peers. The ceremony took place during the 2019 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage at Wilson College in Chambersburg. Photos are available for download in our Flickr album.

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F. Otto Haas Award

William Fontana
Pennsylvania Downtown Center
(Dauphin County)

Henry A. Jordan Award

Eugene L. DiOrio
(Chester County)

chairMAN's Award

Cumberland County Historical Society
(Cumberland County)


Frankford Avenue Bridge over Pennypack Creek, Philadelphia
(Philadelphia County)
HONORING: PennDOT Engineering District 6-0; TranSystems; Loftus Construction


820 12th Street, Altoona, formerly the Dunmire Printing Building
(Blair County)
HONORING: A Better Address, Judy Coutts, Owner/Architect; Pyramid Engineering, PC; Fanale White & Associates

Lincoln Square Train Shed/Sprouts Market, Philadelphia
(Philadelphia County)
HONORING: KIMCO Realty; Alterra Property Group LLC; MIS Capital LLC; Kelly/Maeillo Architects.; INTECH Construction

Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia
(Philadelphia County)
HONORING: EB Realty Management (owner); Atkin Olshin Schade Architects; Powers & Company, Preservation Consultant; David Chou & Associates; Concord Engineering Group


Abigail Vare Lofts, formerly Abigail Vare School, Philadelphia
(Philadelphia County)
HONORING: 1619 East Moyamensing Investment Partners; The Concordia Group; The How Group; Atlantes Architects; Powers & Company, Inc.

Baum Building, Philadelphia
(Philadelphia County)
HONORING: Brickstone Realty Corp.; SgRArchitects; DiGenova Associates; Cooke Brown Structural Engineers;
Urban Technology, Inc.; City Center Construction

Blair County Courthouse, Hollidaysburg
(Blair County)
HONORING: Blair County Courthouse Preservation Oversight Team; John Rita, PA-AIC;
David Albright, AIA, LEED AP, Albert Michaels Conservation, Inc.

Civic Theatre of Allentown, Allentown
(Lehigh County)
HONORING: Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC; Alvin H. Butz, Inc.; Harrison - Hamnett, PC; Stages Consultants, LLC; The Lighting Practice; C & B Consulting Engineers; LLC; Keystone Preservation Group; Becker & Frondorf; EverGreene Architectural Arts

Embreeville Scale House, Newlin Township
(Chester County)
HONORING: Amy and Lee Trainer, owners; Daniel Campbell, AIA; Graybill Custom Builders

Katsafanas Coffee Building, Pittsburgh
(Allegheny County)
HONORING: Q Development; Pfaffmann + Associates; Schneider Engineering;
Iams Consulting LLC; Anthony Purcell; Mistick Construction

Kingfly Spirits, Pittsburgh
(Allegheny County)
HONORING: Mark Willson, Blake Ragghianti, owners; Margittai Architects; MM Marra Construction; Iams Consulting

Ross Fording Road Bridge over Octoraro Creek, Cochranville
(Chester County)
HONORING: PennDOT Engineering District 6-0; HDR; Loftus Construction

Willock House, Pittsburgh
(Allegheny County)
HONORING: Q Development; Pfaffmann + Associates; Iams Consulting LLC; Schneider Engineering; Weisshouse;
James Construction

Yarn Factory Lofts, formerly Wilde Yarn Mill, Manayunk
(Philadelphia County)
HONORING: Urban Conversions, owners; JKRP Architects; Ruggiero Plante, Blank Rome Lawyers; Carlisle Tax Credit Advisors; Berks Ridge Company Enterprises; Under Construction; Mural Arts of Philadelphia

construction project awards - restoration

Ha’Penny Barns, Oley
(Berks County)
HONORING: Peter and Pam Barbey, owners; Kautter & Kelley Architects; Barton Associates

Palm Court, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh
(Allegheny County)
HONORING: Montgomery Smith Inc.; Renovation Services Incorporated

William Brinton 1704 House, Chadds Ford
(Delaware County)
HONORING: Brinton Association of America, owner; John Milner Architects, Inc.; Griffiths Construction, Inc.;
Mattia Exteriors; Northridge Masonry; ServiceMark, Inc.;
Integrations Electric, Inc.; Ralston Shop, Inc.

Initiative awards

Delaware Canal Vision Study, DCNR, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
(Bucks & Northampton Counties)
HONORING: Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Simone Collins Landscape Architecture; Harris Steinberg, AIA; Delaware Canal 21; Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor; William Penn Foundation

Friends of Sellers Hall, Upper Darby
(Delaware County)
HONORING: John Milner Architects, Inc.; Hanson Fine Building and Preservation
Neighborhood Preservation Toolkit, Philadelphia
(Philadelphia County)
HONORING: PennPraxis; Saygrid

300 South Philip Street, Philadelphia
(Philadelphia County)
HONORING: City of Philadelphia Streets Department; Gilmore & Associates;
KMJ Consulting; Olivieri & Associates; JMT

Lancaster Central Market, Lancaster
(Lancaster County)
HONORING: Central Market Trust; Hammel Associates Architects, LLC

Yeakel Cemetery Preservation Committee, Wyndmoor
(Montgomery County)
HONORING: Schwenkfelder Church, owner