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Celebrating the year’s best preservation work at World Famous Lexington Market Please join us for our annual preservation awards on Thursday, June 15

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.




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Calling all nominations for our 2017 Preservation Awards! Submit a recent preservation project or achievement by February 28, 2017

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.

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 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.

Join us for our 2016 Preservation Awards Celebration at the Green Street Academy

Please join us for our 2016 Historic Preservation Awards Celebration at the Green Street Academy, the 1925 former Gwynns Falls High School that has been wonderfully restored for a 21st century charter school. This year, we are honoring a wide range of projects from a humble historic trolley stop in Roland Park to a city automotive garage turned makerspace for start up manufacturers in Port Covington. From single family homes to large hotels and theaters, the array of projects speaks volumes to the quantity and quality of restoration work going on in Baltimore. Read the full list of award-winning projects.

This year’s celebration is generously supported by our 2016 title sponsors: PNC and The Agora.

Thank you also to our 2016 lead sponsors: FreedomCar; Gant Brunnett Architects; GLB Concrete Construction, Inc.; GWWO Inc./Architects; Lewis Contractors; Marks, Thomas Architects; Murdoch Smith Architects; Rohrer Studio; Roland Park Place; Southway Builders, Inc.; The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; and Ziger/Snead Architects. Finally, thank you to our 2016 supporting sponsors National Lumber Company; Hayles and Howe, Inc.; McLain Wiesand; Murphy and Dittenhafer; Penza Bailey Architects; and Terra Nova Ventures.

The celebration will take place on Thursday June 16, 2016 starting at 5:30 p.m. In addition to seeing the fantastic award-winning preservation work around Baltimore, we are offering guided tours so you can see first-hand how this 90-year-old school building now provides an innovative space for today’s students. And, of course, there will be plenty of good food and drink, and lots to celebrate.

Submit a nomination for our 2016 Preservation Awards! Help us find Baltimore's best preservation and heritage projects

We need your help to find the past year’s best preservation projects. Are you….

  • a homeowner who just finished a big restoration project? Or you know a neighbor who has?
  • a builder or architect who worked on a unique adaptive reuse project last year?
  • a volunteer with a community group preserving and celebrating historic places in Baltimore?
2015 Award Recipient, Police Station at Fells Point Station 1621 Bank Street
2015 Award Recipient, Police Station at Fells Point Station 1621 Bank Street

If you answered yes, then we want you to nominate your preservation project or heritage achievement for our 2016 Preservation Awards. Since 1961, we have given awards to hundreds of projects and people, from rowhouse renovations to brewery conversions, from authors of Baltimore history to civic groups saving our buildings and revitalizing our neighborhoods. We welcome nominations for projects large and small.

We keep our awards nomination process simple—all we need is a short description of the project or achievement, images, and names and contact information for the project partners. Learn more about our awards categories and review process then please send in your nomination today. Remember to make a nomination before our deadline on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. And don’t forget to stay tuned for the details on our annual awards celebration in June!

2015 Award Recipient, Bolton Hill Nursery School
2015 Award Recipient, Bolton Hill Nursery School

Join us to celebrate preservation in Baltimore at our Awards Celebration this Thursday

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet for our 2015 Preservation Awards celebration this Thursday June 18, now is the time! We are celebrating the year’s best preservation and adaptive reuse projects and the people behind them. We are also excited to give the Douglas Gordon Award for exceptional leadership in local preservation to Mr. Martin Azola. Read on for the full list of award winning projects!

In addition to being in the wonderfully transformed Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater, we’ll get a tour of the historic Merchant’s Club building next door that the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company plans to expand into. And of course there will be plenty of food, drinks, and good cheer.

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater is located at 7 South Calvert Street, at the corner of Redwood Street. Parking is available one block away at the Arrow parking garage on Water Street. Garage entrances are located on Water Street and Lombard Street. Find more details or go ahead and register today!

I hope you can join us on Thursday evening. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me at 410-332-9992 or email me at hopkins@baltimoreheritage.org.

2015 Preservation Award Recipients

Restoration & Rehabilitation

Frazier Residence
424 South Dallas Street

Rita Church Community Center
2101 Saint Lo Drive

Interior view of the Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University.
Interior view of the Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University.

Welch Medical Library
1900 East Monument Street

939 South Clinton Street

1226 North Calvert Street

1418 Madison Avenue

Adaptive Reuse & Compatible Design

Interview view of The Algonquin, 11 East Chase Street.
Interview view of The Algonquin, 11 East Chase Street.

The Algonquin
11 East Chase Street

Bolton Hill Nursery School
204 West Lanvale Street

Exterior view of the Bolton Hill Nursery School.
Exterior view of the Bolton Hill Nursery School.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater
7 South Calvert Street

Columbus School Apartments
2000 East North Avenue

Front view of the Columbus School. Courtesy Cho Benn Holback.
Front view of the Columbus School. Courtesy Cho Benn Holback.

Exterior view of the Fallsway Spring building.

Exterior view of the Fallsway Spring building.

Fallsway Spring
415 South Central Avenue

Police Station at Fells Point Station
1621 Bank Street

The Lenore
114 East Lexington Street

300 Cathedral Street Apartments
300 Cathedral Street

520 Park
520 Park Avenue

1001 Cathedral
1001 Cathedral Street

1801 Falls Road

Heritage Preservation Awards

Downtown Baltimore Landmark Designation Initiative

Elaine Eff and the Painted Screens of Baltimore

Historic Baltimore Neighborhoods Awards

Gateway Homeownership Development Project

Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance: Self-Guided Walking Tour of Hampden-Woodberry

Douglas Gordon Award

Mr. Martin Azola – for over 40 years of service and leadership in historic preservation.