|23 award winners honored by the National Trust during its 2010 National Preservation Conference|
|Wednesday, 10 November 2010 09:04|
Each year, the National Trust bestows awards upon individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose contributions, it considers, represent singular success in preserving, rehabilitating, or interpreting America’s architectural and cultural heritage.
Here is a list of the 2010 National Preservation Honor Award Winners:
Eastern Market, Washington, D.C.
Opened in 1873, Eastern Market, the oldest fresh-food and farmers market in the nation’s capital and a beloved community landmark, was gutted by fire in 2007 and then raised from the ashes and gloriously restored.
Empire State Building Lobby, New York, N.Y
The lobby of the world’s most famous office building has been restored to its original Art Deco grandeur and outfitted with the latest in tenant services and security technology.
Fox Theater, Spokane, Wash.
Once the pride of Spokane, the sleek Art Deco Fox Theater was slated for demolition until a meticulous $31 million restoration re-opened this beloved community landmark.
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester, Mass.
A mainstay of community life for more than a century, the lavish 3,500-seat theatre, once abandoned for a decade, has been gloriously reborn.
Historic Fifth Street School, Las Vegas, Nev.
In a sea of high rises, the Historic Fifth Street School, one of the only intact Mission style buildings in the city, has been elegantly restored and is today home to several local arts and architectural organizations.
King Edward Hotel Revitalization Project, Jackson, Miss.
Vacant for 40 years, the neoclassical hotel that was once the city’s social hub is again dominating Jackson’s skyline after a lavish restoration.
The Land Trust for Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn.
In the brief decade since its founding, The Land Trust for Tennessee has protected over 52,000 acres and become a leading force for preservation across the Volunteer State.
Main Street Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Since 1986, Main Street Iowa, a preservation powerhouse, has partnered with 64 cities and towns, rehabbing 8,000 historic buildings, creating 10,000 jobs and investing $971 million to revitalize the Hawkeye State.
Milwaukee City Hall, Milwaukee, Wis.
One of the most distinctive and iconic elements of Milwaukee’s skyline, City Hall had been battered by a century of weathering, hard use and insensitive alterations until Mayor Tom Barrett embarked on an ambitious, historically-accurate exterior renovation project that included workforce development.
Montana Legislature House Appropriations Committee, Montana Legislature Senate Finance and Claims Committee, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, and the Montana Preservation Alliance, Butte, Mont.
When Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act last year, Montana legislators seized a golden opportunity to set aside $4 million in stimulus funds for preservation projects.
Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Wilmington, Del.
The 102-room Beaux Arts Nemours chateau, a bit of Versailles in Delaware’s historic Brandywine Valley, has been returned to glittering splendor after a four-year, $27.5 million restoration.
Initiative to Save Rosenwald Schools, southern United States
In the early 1900s, the unique collaboration between Booker T. Washington and Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald resulted in the construction of 5,000 schools for African Americans. After desegregation ended, most Rosenwald schools were closed and many were demolished or forgotten. Thanks to the support of the Rosenwald Family, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation and grassroots activists across the South, Rosenwald schools are being preserved and returned to active roles in community life.
Royalton, Miami, Fla.
Built in 1923 in the Classic Revival style, the Royalton Hotel was a rundown, faded eyesore until a local developer teamed with a nonprofit housing group to painstakingly renovate the building, creating affordable housing units for the city’s neediest citizens.
Save Our Bridge, St. Augustine, Fla.
St. Augustine’s iconic and graceful Bridge of Lions, built in 1927, was threatened with demolition and replacement when a tenacious group of local citizens mounted a massive lobbying campaign, resulting in the restoration of the quarter-mile span.
Sengelmann Hall, Schulenburg, Texas
Once the crowning glory of a small town, the ornate red brick dance hall on Main Street had been closed for decades until a descendant of one of the town’s founding fathers restored the beloved local icon of Schulenburg, Tex.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 11:58|