Call for 2010 Preservation Award Nominations

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What do the the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse, the SS John Brown, and the neon Tochterman’s Fishing Tackle sign on Eastern Avenue have in common? They have all won historic preservation awards from Baltimore Heritage over the last 50 years, of course.

This year, Baltimore Heritage turns 50. Please help us celebrate a half-century of preserving historic places in our great city by submitting a nomination for a 2010 Preservation Award. Whether it’s your own do-it-yourself home rehabilitation project, a neighbor who has put her heart and sole into preserving a historic space, or an organization that has shown commitment to preserving the city’s heritage, we’d love to get a nomination from you.

We will make awards in six categories:

  1. Restoration and Rehabilitation Projects (commercial and residential)
  2. Adaptive Reuse and Compatible Design Projects (commercial and residential)
  3. Sweat Equity / Do-It-Yourself Projects (residential and small business)
  4. Heritage Preservation Award for People and Organizations
  5. Historic Baltimore Neighborhoods
  6. Douglas Gordon Award for Lifetime Achievement

Award nominations are due April 5, 2010 at 5:00 PM and awards will be presented at a special gala to mark our 50th anniversary on June 11, 2010 at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. Please mark the date; a separate invitation will be sent for the event.

This year, we have put the simple nomination form on-line. Click here to learn more about the awards and submit a nomination. This year we are especially eager to recognize the connections between historic preservation and environmental sustainability. After all, the greenest building is the one already built. Thank you for your work to preserve and promote our great heritage. Over the next few weeks, we will feature examples of past awards winners here on our blog. Please submit a nomination and help us celebrate 50 years of preservation work and 50 more to come.

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