2011 Preservation Awards Call for Nominations!

Baltimore Heritage is seeking your nominations for Baltimore’s best historic preservation projects and leaders, from exceptional restorations to new neighborhood tour programs. We’re excited to continue last year’s new award categories offering special recognition to smaller DIY projects with our Sweat Equity Award and celebrating small organizations and communities that are working to preserve and promote historic neighborhood places through the Historic Baltimore Neighborhoods award. For inspiration, check out our series on 2010 Preservation Award Winners, including great adaptive reuse and restoration projects like the Hotel Brexton, the Elisha Tyson House, Miller’s Court, and, of course, the American Brewery.

We have designed our online nomination form to be fast and easy with two main parts:

  • A short narrative (250-1000 words) about the project or achievement and a list of participants
  • Photographs of the project or related to the achievement submitted by e-mail or on CD.

Continue on to learn more about our six categories ranging from large commercial redevelopments to DIY rowhouse rehabs then submit your nomination online today. Self nominations are encouraged. The deadline for accepting nominations is April 2, 2011.

Preservation Project Awards

Restoration & Rehabilitation

Recognizing excellence in the restoration or rehabilitation of historic commercial, institutional or residential buildings while maintaining the basic historic function of the building. This award includes both exterior and interior projects.

Adaptive Reuse & Compatible Design

Recognizing excellence in the adaptive reuse of a historic structure for a new function or in compatible new construction connected with the repair, restoration or rehabilitation of the structure’s historic context.

Sweat Equity Award

Recognizing dedication by an individual, household, or small business to the successful restoration or rehabilitation of an owner-occupied historic house or commercial building.

Heritage Achievement Awards

Heritage Preservation Award

Recognizing significant individual or organizational achievements in preservation advocacy, planning, development, education, law, media, scholarship, publication, and community leadership.

Historic Baltimore Neighborhoods

Recognizing individual or organizational leadership in the preservation, revitalization, and enhancement of historic neighborhoods in Baltimore.

Douglas H. Gordon Award

Recognizing individuals or organizations, who through organizing, advocacy, and action, have taken an exceptional leadership role in local preservation issues.

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