Since launching our preservation awards program in 1961, Baltimore Heritage has recognized over 300 preservation and heritage projects in Baltimore. We give awards to projects and people who preserve and promote Baltimore’s heritage and historic places. This includes DIY rowhouse rehabbers, historic preservation crusaders, history curriculum writers, those who restore our city’s historic buildings and everything in between! This work and the people behind it are at the heart of historic Baltimore.


2023 Preservation Award Winners

Volunteer of the Year: Pat Hawthorne
For years of dedication to Baltimore’s historic places

Afro Charities
For 60 years of preserving the Afro American Newspaper’s history

2023 Preservation Award Winner Afro Charities’ archives

Raymond Bahr
For bringing the history of Canton to light

BGE Gas Regulator Fighters
For fighting for Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods

Siobhan Hagan and SHAN Wallace
For bringing Baltimore’s historic moving images and home movies to light

Friends of Herring Run Park
For creating the Heritage Trail at Herring Run Park

The Authors and Editors of A Place for Memory
For a new book on Laurel Cemetery

The board of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, a 2023 Preservation Award winner, in front of their headquarters at the former Woman’s Industrial Exchange

Maryland Women’s Heritage Center
For promoting the history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

E. Evans Paull
For the book Stop the Road: Stories from the Trenches of Baltimore’s Road Wars

The Friends of the Ship Caulkers’ Houses
For the stabilization and exterior restoration of 612-614 S. Wolfe Street

Cory Ann Adcock-Camp
For the reclamation and restoration of 1810 Barclay Street

Latrobe Building / Ulysses Hotel
For restoration of the historic Latrobe Building into the Ulysses Hotel

Lexington Market
For conserving public market heritage in the new Lexington Market

The new Lexington Market, a 2023 Preservation Award winner


2022 Preservation Award Winners

2022 award winners Nicole King (left) and Sonia Eaddy (right) at the celebration!

Sonia Eaddy and Nicole King
For tireless advocacy in historic Poppleton

For the restoration of the 1921 Belnord Theater

Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum
For developing a Baltimore Civil Rights history school curriculum

Baltimore City Department of General Services and
Carroll Museums, Inc.
For the restoration of the interior of the Phoenix Shot Tower

The Peale
For the restoration of The Peale

Friends of Patterson Park and
Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks
For restoration of the historic superintendent’s house in Patterson Park

2022 award winners Carroll Museums, Inc and the Baltimore City Department of General Services restored the interior of the Phoenix Shot Tower

Nia Redmond
For creating the East Baltimore Historical Library

Meadow Development Group
For restoration of The Eleanor at 3400 Auchentoroly Terrace

Jubilee Baltimore
For rehabilitation of the Odell’s Building at 19-21 East North Avenue

Bree Jones
For advancing equitable renewal in historic West Baltimore

Volunteer of the Year – Richard Messick
For enhancing Baltimore’s historic places through years of research, publishing, and tour guiding

The Belnord Theater, home of CASA, a 2022 award winner


Preservation Award FAQ

What/Who can I nominate for a Preservation Award?

When we send out the call for award nominations in August 2024, please send us people and projects that you think have preserved and promoted Baltimore’s heritage and historic places over the past year.

How do I nominate a project or person for a Preservation Award?

When the time comes, we’ll send out information on how to send us your nominations!

When is the awards event?

The awards will be given out at Baltimore Heritage’s annual Preservation Celebration in October 2024.