Fayetteville officials are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Historic Preservation Awards, an annual recognition honoring projects, organizations and individuals that displayed an outstanding commitment to preservation practices during the past year.
Awards will be given in two categories:
- Best Practices Award, which recognizes quality work and the practice of preservation technique in restoring, rehabilitating, preserving or reusing a building, site, structure, or landscape in the spirit of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards. The recipient of this award will have maintained or carefully rehabilitated the historic character of the structure or site.
- Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation, which recognizes an individual’s or organization’s outstanding and exemplary service in historic preservation, which may include funding/fundraising for preservation, instructing others in the field of preservation, advocacy for the preservation and/or protection of historic structures or landscapes, and promoting public policies that advance the interest of preserving the cultural heritage and history of a community.
Nominations are open through 5 p.m. Friday, March 27. See the nomination packet (PDF) for an application and information on how to place a nomination.
Last year’s winners were:
- The Butt Family – Deepwood House (4697 W. Finger Road)
- Bob and Patty Besom – Tharp House (15 N. West Ave.)
- Tiffany King and John Cooper – “Oak Cemetery: A Forgotten Place” documentary
- Frank Sharp – Mount Kessler Reserve
- Kate Johnson – Director, Clinton House Museum (930 W. Clinton Drive)