Rehabilitation Projects Garner State Historic Preservation Awards
The Ohio Historic Preservation Office presented awards recently to recipients who it said made “outstanding contributions” to the cause of historic preservation in Ohio.
Two types of awards were given.
The Public Education and Awareness Award is for increasing interest in historic preservation. Eligible activities include media, newsletters, publications, interpretation, original research, educational programs and special events that have substantially increased public understanding and awareness of historic preservation at the local, regional or state level.
The Preservation Merit Award is for preserving Ohio’s prehistory, history, architecture or culture. Eligible activities include restoring, rehabilitating or otherwise preserving an important building or site, longtime stewardship of a property, promoting protective legislation, funding preservation projects, offering leadership, support or service and furthering preservation at the local, regional or state level.
“By recognizing individuals, businesses and organizations for outstanding historic preservation projects, we’re raising awareness of the importance of preservation for Ohio,” Burt Logan, Ohio Historical Society CEO and state historic preservation officer, said in a statement. “Their contributions not only help to save our state’s architectural heritage, they promote local economic development and enrich the quality of life in their communities. We applaud their efforts.”
This year’s awards went to the following 12 recipients:
– Public Education and Awareness Award to the Cincinnati Museum Center Heritage Programs for the creation and longtime operation of tours and educational programming that help visitors connect with the history, culture and architecture ofCincinnati.
– Preservation Merit Award to Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Westlake Reed Leskosky Architects and Marous Brothers Construction for the preservation and rehabilitation of the 1921 Capitol Theatre at 1390 West 65th St.
– Preservation Merit Award to Cogswell Hall Inc., Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Dale Serne Architects, Doty & Miller Architects, Marous Brothers Construction and Korfant & Mazzone Construction for the preservation and rehabilitation of Cogswell Hall at 7200 Franklin Road
– Preservation Merit Award to the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission, the Cuyahoga County Architect and Westlake Reed Leskosky Architects for the rehabilitation of the 1894 Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument on Public Square
– Preservation Merit Award to BPC Development LLC, Bedo LLC, City Architecture and Ted Sande, AIA emeritus, for the preservation and rehabilitation of the Scott A. Rogers Building and the Liberty Building as the University Lofts at 2010-2030 Euclid Ave.
– Preservation Merit Award to Community Properties of Ohio, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Moody Nolan Architects, The Albert M. Higley Company, The Henning Company and Judith B. Williams for the rehabilitation of more than 200 historic 19th- and early 20th-century buildings for use as affordable housing
– Preservation Merit Award to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for the preservation and rehabilitation of Building 12, Area B, Kent
– Public Education and Awareness Award to Mark Seeman for his public education work and leadership that enabled the nomination of the May 4, 1970 Kent State Shootings Site to the National Register of Historic Places
– Preservation Merit Award for Mark Seeman, Carole Barbato, Jerry M. Lewis and Laura Davis for preparing exemplary documentation to nominate the May 4, 1970 Kent State Shootings Site to the National Register of Historic Places, Lebanon
– Preservation Merit Award to Lebanon House, Inc. Bates Development, BB Construction and Sullebarger Associates for the preservation and rehabilitation of the 1815 Golden Lamb at 27 South Broadway
– Preservation Merit Award to Gordon and Lynne Bury for their longtime stewardship and preservation of the 1883 Ezekiel B. Zimmerman Octagon House at 100095 Wadsworth Road
– Preservation Merit Award to the City of Piqua, Piqua Public Library, MKC Associates, Jeff Wray Architects and PSA-Dewberry for the preservation and rehabilitation of the 1891 Fort Piqua Hotel at 116 West High St. as the Piqua Public Library