Category: Preservation Awards

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Thank you for celebrating with us at our 2019 Preservation Awards!

We had a wonderful evening last Thursday in a fabulous space at the A. Hoen & Co. Lithograph Building. Thanks to everyone who attended our 2019 Preservation Awards Celebration and made it a success. Special thanks to our hosts and sponsors—you can find the full list of sponsors below.

With awards including converted churches and schools, remarkable rowhouse restorations, innovative exhibits interpreting our shared history, and even the revival of an antique street car, this year’s awardees covered a lot of ground. Take a look at the award winners below and please make sure to congratulate them the next time you see them around the city!

Arched entrance to a large industrial building.
June 13, 2019.

Restoration & Rehabilitation Awards

2229 Callow Avenue

Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, Edgemont Builders, SM+P Architects

Marburg House, 6 E. Eager Street

Charles Belfoure, J.C. Porter Construction, Marburg House LLC, SM+P Architects

3522 Elm Avenue

April Gilkey and David Rachamim, O’Connell & Associates, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

2431 Eutaw Place

Amazonia Flooring, Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, Edgemont Builders, Froehling & Robertson, Inc., G&C Environmental Services, Inc., Healthy Neighborhoods, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Pando Alliance, Skarda and Associates, Inc., SM+P Architects, SRBR Engineers, Inc., The Dulin Group of Long and Foster, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

First German United Evangelical Church Conversion, 1728 Eastern Avenue

ATI, Inc., Edgemont Builders, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

218 E. Lafayette Avenue

Blank Slate Development, LLC

2131 E. Lombard Street

Jessica and Joshua Ruck, O’Connell & Associates, One Source Contract

1 West Mount Vernon Place (Hackerman House)

Lewis Contractors, Moseley Architects, Regan Associates, The Walters Art Museum

Five people standing with an award certificate
Award recipients from the Walters Art Museum with executive director Johns Hopkins and board president Krista Green. June 13, 2019.

Preston Street Lofts, 2-4 E. Preston Street

2 E Preston Street Partners LLC, Analogue Design, Charles Belfoure, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

Chez Hugo Bistro, 206 E. Redwood Street

Foundry Architects, Helm Foundation, Southway Builders

Station Arts Homes, 325, 327, 329, 312, 316, & 318 E. Lanvale Street

Charles Belfoure, Edgemont Builders, Station Arts Homes, Trace Architecture, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

George Peabody Library Skylight Restoration, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place

1200 Architects, GHD, Johns Hopkins University, George Peabody Library, Ziger|Snead Architects

Adaptive Reuse & Compatible Design Awards

Carriage House Renovation & Addition (The Brown/Thaddeus Residence), 2214 E. Pratt Street

21st Century Power Solutions, Architecture & Urban Views, Bromin Construction, Noel Brown and Sereen Thaddeus

St. Brigid’s School & Convent Conversion, 900 S. East Avenue

900 Southeast LLC, AB Associates, Charles Belfoure, Fanny Zigdon Interior Designs, One Source Contracting, Poverni Sheikh Group, SETO Architects, Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

Fleet Street Lofts, 3801 Fleet Street

J. Cole Builders, SETO Architects, Walid Hajj

The Fox Building, 3100 Falls Cliff Road

Alexander Design Studio, Carney Engineering Group, Henry Adams LLC, Macrostie Historic Advisors, Morris Ritchie & Associates, Red Sketch Landscape Architecture, The Time Group, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Recreation Bowling Alley Conversion, 602 N. Howard Street

ATI, Inc., Poverni Sheikh Group

Heritage Preservation Awards

Car 554 Restoration at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Baltimore City Historic Tax Credit Program

Baltimore Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, Baltimore Department of Planning

Chinatown Collective

Ephrem Abebe, Daniel Ahn, Marisa Dobson, Julie Eugenio, Stephanie Hsu, Leandro Lagera, Robin Lee, Daniel Pham, Jamie Sumague

Enslaved at Homewood: Research, Exhibit & Programming

Homewood Museum

Preservation in Practice Program at Morgan State University

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, HOPE Crew – National Trust for Historic Preservation, Morgan State University, National Park Service, National Trust’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, The Peale Center

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Award recipients from the Peale Center, Morgan State University, and the National Trust’s HOPE Crew with board president Krista Green. June 13, 2019.

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Banners

C&D Design, Baltimore City Office of the Mayor, Preservation Society

Eutaw Manor and Furley Hall Signs at Herring Run Park

Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks, Belair Edison Neighborhoods, Inc., Friends of Herring Run Parks, Herring Run Archaeology Project, Katie Mancher, Sarah Hope

Historic Sites of Industry in the Jones Falls Valley

Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance, P.J. Bogert Graphic Design, Preservation Maryland

Hosts

  • Cross Street Partners
  • City Life Historic Properties
  • Strong City Baltimore
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John Renner from Cross Street Partners welcoming people to the A. Hoen & Co. building. June 13, 2019.

Lead Sponsors

  • Agora, Inc.
  • Eastend Design Group
  • FreedomCar
  • GLB Concrete Construction
  • Lewis Contractors
  • PNC
  • Southway Builders
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork
  • Co-Sponsors
  • AGM Financial Services
  • brennan + company architects
  • Discern Health
  • Gant Brunnett Architects
  • GWWO Architects
  • Roland Park Place
  • SM+P Architects
  • Terra Nova Ventures
  • Ziger|Snead Architects
A large piece of stone with the reverse image of a print painted in black.
2019 June 13.

Celebrate the 2019 Preservation Award Winners and the transformation of the A. Hoen & Co. Building!

Please join us on Thursday, June 13 for our 2019 Preservation Awards Celebration at the Hoen & Co. Lithograph Building!

From this 1885 motor factory turned printing plant, Hoen designed and published everything from survey maps in the late 1800s to psychedelic album covers in the 1960s. Today, it is being converted into a hub of offices, job training facilities, and community space in East Baltimore—and we’ll get to see it right in the middle of the transformation. With this enormous former manufacturing building as our backdrop, we’re pleased to be honoring this year’s best work in historic preservation, from the restoration of an antique streetcar at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum to the tremendous efforts by the Chinatown Collective to bring new life into Baltimore’s historic Chinatown.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food and drink then the awards presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. This year, we’re going green! Plates, cups, and everything else we use will be either compostable or recyclable, and with food from Blue Pit that includes their signature vegetarian BBQ, we’re trying to do our part to minimize our impact. Get your tickets today and join us to celebrate our city’s efforts to revitalize our historic building and communities.

Thanks to the sponsors of this year’s event, whose generous contributions keep Baltimore Heritage going throughout the year.

Lead Sponsors

  • Agora, Inc.
  • Eastend Design Group
  • Freedom Car
  • GLB Concrete
  • Lewis Contractors
  • PNC
  • Southway Builders
  • Whiting Turner Contracting Company
  • Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

Sponsors

  • AGM Financial Services
  • Brennan and Company Architects
  • Discern Health
  • Gant Brunnett Architects
  • GWWO Architects
  • Roland Park Place
  • SM+P Architects
  • Southway Builders
  • Terra Nova Ventures
  • Ziger/Snead

2019 Award Recipients

Project Awards

Restoration and Rehabilitation

  • 2229 Callow Avenue
  • Marburg House, 6 E. Eager Street
  • 3522 Elm Avenue
  • 2431 Eutaw Place
  • First German United Evangelical Church Conversion, 1728 Eastern Avenue
  • 218 E. Lafayette Avenue
  • 2131 E. Lombard Street
  • 1 West Mount Vernon Place (Hackerman House)
  • Preston Street Lofts, 2-4 E. Preston Street
  • Chez Hugo Bistro, 206 E. Redwood Street
  • Station Arts Homes, 325, 327, 329, 312, 316, and 318 E. Lanvale Street
  • The George Peabody Skylight Restoration, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place

Adaptive Reuse and Compatible Design

  • Carriage House Renovation & Addition (The Brown / Thaddeus Residence), 2214 W. Pratt Street
  • St. Brigid’s School & Convent Conversion, 900 S. East Avenue
  • Fleet Street Lofts, 3801 Fleet Street
  • The Fox Building, 3100 Falls Cliff Road
  • Recreation Bowling Alley Conversion, 602 N. Howard Street

Achievement Awards

Heritage Preservation

  • Car 554 Restoration at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum
  • CHAP Historic Tax Credit Program
  • Chinatown Collective
  • Enslaved at Homewood
  • Preservation in Practice Program at Morgan State University
  • Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Banners
  • Eutaw Manor and Furley Hall Signs at Herring Run Park
  • Historic Sites of Industry in the Jones Falls Valley

Share your nominations for our 2019 Preservation Awards!

We need your help to find the past year’s best preservation projects as we get ready to give out our 2019 Preservation Awards. Please send in your a nomination by Friday, February 22!

A large room with tall arched windows, padded chairs, and long bookshelves.
Baltimore City College Library. Courtesy JRS Architects.

Last year’s award recipients included the rehabilitation of Baltimore Center Stage, the restoration of the school library at Baltimore City College, the transformation of the Rec Pier into the Sagamore Pendry Hotel, and a book of photographs showing Baltimore’s unique collection of historic theaters. Our Preservation Project Awards recognize property owners, architects, contractors, and craftspeople who have recently completed rehabilitation, restoration, and adaptive reuse projects. Our Heritage Achievement Awards honor individual and organizations who have supported Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods through writing, advocacy, education, and community service.

Learn more about our award categories and guidelines then send in your nomination for a project award or achievement award today.  Self nominations are welcome. We try to make the submission process straightforward but, if you run into trouble, please give me a call at 410-332-9992 or send me an email at hopkins@baltimoreheritage.org and I’ll be glad to help.

Thank you for helping us recognize and celebrate Baltimore’s many accomplished preservationists with this year’s awards. And look out for details on our annual awards celebration this spring.

Congratulations to our 2018 Preservation Award recipients!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the historic Fox Building last night to celebrate and honor this year’s preservation award recipients.

From the rehabilitation of the historic house on Walrad Street in Irvington (a project that one member of our review committee compared to a phoenix rising from the ashes) to the meticulous repairs at Homewood House and Krieger Hall on the Johns Hopkins University campus—our 2018 award recipients varied widely. The awards showcase how preservation can include everything from a meticulous restoration of the grand library at Baltimore City College to the remarkable rehabilitation at the SNF Parkway Theater that almost freezes in time the building’s worn but still magnificent interior.

Please read on for the list of award recipients or take a look at the full slideshow for before and after photos of all of the projects. Thank you again to everyone who participated last night, volunteered for the event and on our awards review committee, and to all of our generous sponsors.

2018 Preservation Awards

Restoration & Rehabilitation Awards

127 North Lakewood Avenue
Matthew Lesko and Anita Pilch

847 Park Avenue
Jubilee Baltimore, Edgemont Builders, Zeskind’s Hardware and Millwork

1625 Saint Paul Street. Courtesy Inner Harbor Homes.

1625 Saint Paul Street
Inner Harbor Homes, Richard Wagner, Edgemont Builders, Thomas Foulkes LLC

1809 Barclay Street
Adam Kutcher, Trace Architects, Edgemont Builders, Zeskind’s Hardware and Millwork

1909 Bank Street
Idan Tzameret

2309 Eutaw Place
PenCor Properties, L & L Building Blocks

3342 East Baltimore Street
G&G Homes, O’Connell & Associates

4107 Walrad Street
MLR Development Corp.

Baltimore City College Library. Courtesy JRS Architects.

Baltimore City College Library, 3220 The Alameda
Baltimore City College, Baltimore City Public Schools, JRS Architects, Inc., KES Engineering, Inc.

Callow Avenue Redevelopment Project. Courtesy SM+P Architects.

Callow Avenue Redevelopment Project, 2214-2229 Callow Avenue
Druid Heights Community Development Corp., SM+P Architects, Zeskind’s Hardware and Millwork

Johns Hopkins University Homewood Museum Roof Drainage Improvements
Johns Hopkins University Homewood House Museum, Lewis Contractors

Johns Hopkins University Krieger Hall
Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate Division, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Courtesy Maryland Film Festival.

SNF Parkway Theatre
Maryland Film Festival, Ziger Snead Architects, Acoustical Design Collaborative, Flux Studio, Gower Thompson, James Posey Associates, Post Typography Graphic Design, Seawall Development, Southway Builders

Adaptive Reuse & Compatible Design Awards

21 South Calvert Street
Edgemont Builders, Seto Architects, Charles Belfoure

1100 Cathedral Street
SM+P Architects, Baltimore Fabrication, David Buckley, DoublEdge Design, LLC, JC Porter Construction, Majer Metal Works

3501 Clipper Road
Gregg Zoarski

Entrance on Calvert Street, Baltimore Center Stage. Courtesy Cho Benn Holback, A Quinn Evans Company.

Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street
Baltimore Center Stage, Cho Benn Holback, A Quinn Evans Company, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, DoublEdge Design LLC, James Posey and Assoc., Inc., KCP Photographer LLC, Pentagram, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger

Apartment and hallway, Independence Place. Courtesy Gant Brunnett Architects.

Independence Place, 4103 Old York Road
Marian House, Gant Brunnett Architects, Southway Builders, ACW, Inc., Adcorp Signs, Inc., Anderson Fire Protection, Bay Country Professional Concrete, Belsinger Sign Works, Inc., Business Flooring, Inc., C. A. Grimmel, Inc., C. L. McCoy Framing Co., Inc., Carpentry & Hardware Services, Inc., Carter Paving & Excavating, Inc., Chaudron Glass & Mirror Co, Inc., Choice Stairways, Inc., Clean Air Heating & Air Conditioning, Clearview Home Remodeling, Colonial Sash & Door, Inc., Cotten Construction Company, CR Services, Design House Kitchens and Appliances, Francisco Gonzalez Perez, GEDCO, Glass and Screen Hospital, HDL Construction, Inc., Hostetter Supply Co., Inc., Ironshore Contracting LLC, J. W. Draperies, Inc., Long Fence, Madison Mechanical Contracting, Millstone Corporation, Milton Electric Company, Inc., Order Green Supply, Otis Elevator Company, Palencia Construction LLC, POS Construction, Inc., Retro Environmental, Inc., Robey Stucco, Rose Restoration, Select Floors, Inc., T.W. Perry, Vynal Industries, Wells & Associates, Inc., Western Cary Building Products

Photograph by Todd Harvey.

Sagamore Pendry Hotel at the Rec Pier, 1715 Thames Street
1715 Thames Street LLC, Sagamore Development, Beatty Harvey Coco Architects LLP, Mahan Rykiel Associates, Patrick Sutton Interiors, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Vanderweil Engineering, WBCM

Heritage Preservation Awards

Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters
Amy Davis

Commitment to Baltimore’s Historic Buildings and Communities
Jacques Kelly

2018 Preservation Awards Sponsors

Lead Sponsors

Agora, Inc.
FreedomCar
GLB Concrete Construction
Hord Coplan Macht
Lewis Contractors
Murdoch Architects
Southway Builders
Station Arts Homes
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

Co-Sponsors

Brennan and Company Architects
Freeman Architecture
Gant Brunnett Architects
GWWO Architects
Roland Park Place
Unique Resources
Ziger Snead Architects

Call for 2018 Preservation Award nominations!

A lot of great preservation work happened in Baltimore last year. Local developers fixed up historic buildings, neighbors volunteered as tour guides, and architects made plans for remarkable restorations. Please help us discover all the great preservation work that took place in 2017 and all the people behind it! We need your nominations for Baltimore Heritage’s annual preservation awards and we are accepting submissions through Wednesday, February 14. Please send us a nomination today! Self nominations are welcome.

2017 Achievement Award Recipient, Herring Run Archaeology Project. Photograph by Jason Shellenhamer, 2015 May 16.

Our awards recognize preservation work of all varieties. Our Heritage Achievement Awards honor people who have made a contribution to Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.
Do you have a friend who is tireless in promoting their historic neighborhood? Did you write a book on Baltimore history or architecture? Or volunteer with a local heritage nonprofit? Our Heritage Achievement Awards seek to recognize people and organizations that support, protect, and celebrate historic places.

2017 Project Award Recipient, Lion Brothers Building.

Our Preservation Project Awards honor owners, architects, contractors, and craftspeople who have recently completed brick-and-mortar projects, from restoring a historic rowhouse to creating new spaces in a former brewery or factory. We know that preservation work comes in all sizes and often requires a whole team of people, from developers and architects to masons, plumbers, and electricians. When we give out awards, we want to recognize all the people who make a rehab project happen!

Please take a look at our award categories and guidelines or go ahead and send in a nomination for a project award or achievement award today. We try to keep the process quick and easy but, if you run into trouble, please give me a call at 410-332-9992 or send me an email at hopkins@baltimoreheritage.org.

We are accepting nominations up until Wednesday February 14, 2018 so send in your nomination or help spread the word! Thank you for helping us recognize Baltimore’s heritage stewards. Stay tuned for details on our annual awards celebration this spring.