On June 21, Baltimore Heritage celebrated the best historic preservation projects of the past year and the people behind them. From the rehabilitation and conversion of the largest stone mill in Maryland – Union Mill – to rowhouse rehab work in the Patterson Park neighborhood, 13 projects in all won awards. The honorees included the Friends of St. Vincent Cemetery for their ongoing effort to reclaim an all-but-forgotten cemetery in Clifton Park, to Mr. Stephen Israel for a herculean task of researching, documenting, and photographing every single house in the Ten Hills neighborhood in West Baltimore.
Baltimore Heritage’s board bestowed a special award this year to Karen Lewand, honorary AIA, for lifetime achievement in historic preservation. The award is named after Douglas Gordon, a pioneering advocate who spearheaded the effort to save Mount Vernon Place from demolition in the 1960s. Among many things, Ms. Lewand has been a CHAP commissioner, an advisor to the Maryland Historical Trust, helped found the non-profit organization 1000 Friends of Maryland, and launched numerous innovative education efforts including heritage walking tours, neighborhood research projects, and education programs about historic neighborhoods for Baltimore schools.
Congratulations to all of the 2012 Award Winners!
Restoration and Rehabilitation Award
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Ballroom Restoration
11 West Mount Vernon Place
The Engineers Club owner; Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund, partner; Thomas Moore Studios contractor; Christiana Cunningham-Adams mural restoration; Walter Raynes panel restoration; Brian Fick contractor; Mary Yeager contractor; Gillian Quinn mural restoration; Matthew Mosca paint analysis; Johnson Berman design consultant.
Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum
1320 Eutaw Place
Morgan State University owner; Gant Brunnett Architects, Inc. architects; Commercial Interiors interior decoration; Hayles & Howe plaster work; Crenshaw Lighting engineers.
Loyola University Francis Xavier Knott Humanities Building
South Chimney Repairs – 4501 North Charles Street
Loyola University Maryland owner; Structural Restoration Services contractor; American Platform & Scaffolding contractor; Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani contractor.
Adaptive Reuse and Compatible Design Award
10 West Chase Street
WRH Property Holdings, LLC owner; Template Design, LLC architect; Mullan Contracting Company contractor; O’Connell and Associates tax credit consultant.
Fallsway Housing and Resource Center
Baltimore City Office of Homeless Services owner; Gant Brunnett Architects, Inc. architects; Roy Kirby & Sons, Inc. contractor.
3000 Chestnut Avenue
Practical Properties owner; 33:D architect.
3701 Cottage Avenue
AIRS/Empire Homes owner; Cho Benn Holback + Associates, Inc. architect; Homes for America developer; Linden Contracting, Inc. contractor; Min Engineer Engineering, Inc. engineer; Mincin Patel Milano, Inc. structural engineer; Gower Thompson, Inc. civil engineer.
1500 Union Avenue
Seawall Development Company owner; Marks, Thomas architect; Hamel Builders contractor; Columbia Engineering structural engineer; Allen & Shariff Corporation engineer; Gower Thompson civil engineer; Poole Design, LLC landscape architect.
Heritage Preservation Award
126 South Patterson Park Avenue
Pagoda Trust LLC, owner.
2214 East Pratt Street
Noel Brown & Sereen Thaddeus owners; Architecture and Urban Views architect; Federal Masonry Restoration contractor; Thomson Remodeling Co. contractor; T & D Development contractor.
St. Vincent Cemetery, Clifton Park
Friends of St. Vincent Cemetery
Historic Baltimore Neighborhoods Award
Ten Hills Research, Documentation, and Recordation
Mr. Stephen Israel
Douglas Gordon Award
A Lifetime of Leadership and Dedication to Historic Preservation in Baltimore
Ms. Karen Lewand, Hon. AIA