Category: Preservation Awards

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


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

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.

Celebrating the year’s best preservation work at World Famous Lexington Market

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!

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

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.