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!
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.
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
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
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, 3220 The Alameda
Baltimore City College, Baltimore City Public Schools, JRS Architects, Inc., KES Engineering, Inc.
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
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
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
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
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
Commitment to Baltimore’s Historic Buildings and Communities
2018 Preservation Awards Sponsors
GLB Concrete Construction
Hord Coplan Macht
Station Arts Homes
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork
Brennan and Company Architects
Gant Brunnett Architects
Roland Park Place
Ziger Snead Architects
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.
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.
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!
We are accepting nominations up untilWednesday 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.
What better place to celebrate outstanding historic preservation work in Baltimore over the past year than at Lexington Market? We hope you agree and can join us on Thursday, June 15 for our 2017 Preservation Awards Celebration. All the food for our celebration comes from market vendors: Faidley’s Seafood, Mary Mervis, Berger’s and more market favorites. The evening features this year’s preservation award-winners. The recipients range from people who rehabbed humble rowhouses to those who restored the expansive warehouse spaces such as Open Works and the Lion Brothers Building.
Baltimore Heritage just opened nominations for our 2017 Preservation Awards! This is our fifty-seventh year of celebrating the people behind our city’s great preservation projects. Can you help us find the past year’s best building rehab projects? The most creative examples of building reuse? An inspiring educational program? If you can, then please submit a nomination today.
Every year, we strive to recognize the architects, contractors, and craftspeople working on bricks-and-mortar preservation projects along with dedicated owners who preserve everything from former factories to single family homes. We honor people who write books and blogs, people who research and teach local history, and people advocate for community revitalization. Did you tackle a big rehab project this year? We even have a “sweat equity” award to recognize homeowners and small business owners who do the hard work of fixing up old buildings back all on their own.
We are only accepting nominations up until Tuesday, February 28, 2017 so send in your nomination soon and spread the word! Thank you for helping us recognize Baltimore’s heritage stewards. Stay tuned for details on our annual awards celebration this spring.