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Congratulations to 2012 Preservation Awards Winners!

2012 Preservation Awards CelebrationOn 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
620 Fallsway

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.

Restoration Gardens
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.

Union Mill
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

Join us next week for our Awards Celebration in historic Bolton Hill!

Join in our annual celebration as Baltimore Heritage celebrates the year’s best in preservation, adaptive reuse, and community leadership from neighborhoods across the city! This year we are in historic Bolton Hill with five unique open houses followed by good food, wine, beer, and an awards presentation at the Maryland Institute College of Art Meyerhoff House. Our open houses this year are a few of the neighborhood’s best — can’t miss landmarks from a 1848 country cottage on Lanvale Street to the former home of the Bolton Street Synagogue which was converted to a private residence in 2005.

Find more details or purchase a ticket today!

Tickets are $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Special thanks to our lead sponsor PNC Bank and all of our generous sponsors and supporters who make this celebration possible!

Make a nomination for the 2012 Baltimore Heritage Preservation Awards

For over 50 years, Baltimore Heritage has granted awards from small rowhouse rehabs to major redevelopment and adaptive reuse projects. We’d love to hear from you this year with nominations for any people or organizations you think have worked especially hard to preserve our heritage or revitalize our historic neighborhoods. To give you a few ideas about the great projects that have won in the past, look out for more posts highlighting  2011 award winners over the next few weeks.

Take a look at our award categories and nomination guidelines or go ahead and make a nomination today. It only takes a few minutes to submit a nomination with a brief description of the project and contact information for project participants. Photographs (the more the better!) can be submitted by e-mail to awards@baltimoreheritage.org or by mail on a CD sent to 11 1/2 West Chase Street. The deadline for submissions is April 4, 2012. Contact Johns Hopkins, Executive Director at hopkins@baltimoreheritage.org or 410-332-9992 for more information.