Congratulations to Our 2019 Excellence in Preservation Award Recipients!
Congratulations to our 2019 Excellence in Preservation Award Recipients and those who made the event the success that it was!
Each year thousands of Kentuckians work tirelessly to preserve Kentucky’s legacy reflected in our historic buildings, structures, landscapes and prehistoric sites. Preservation Kentucky established the Excellence in Preservation Leadership Awards in 2012 to recognize exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of our architectural and cultural heritage, and to distinguish best practices in the field.
Congratulations to our 2019 Excellence in Preservation Award Recipients!
Preservation Kentucky’s annual Excellence in Preservation leadership awards are named after Kentuckians who have a long service of dedicated volunteer and/or professional time devoted to preserving Kentucky’s architectural, cultural and prehistoric heritage, and underscore the economic development, aesthetic and quality of life benefits of historic preservation.
Tim Peters and Lois Mateus Making a Difference on Main Street – Inaugural Award
Kentucky Heritage Council
For individuals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to historic preservation by restoring, rehabilitating and adaptively reusing a commercial or residential building(s) that has served as a catalyst for revitalizing a Main Street corridor. Special consideration will be given for individuals who have renovated a building in communities with a population of 75,000 or less.
Edith S. Bingham Excellence in Preservation Education
Northern Kentucky Restoration Weekend
For preservation educators, projects, or programs that have demonstrated excellence in traditional or nontraditional educational arenas.
Christy and Owsley Brown II Excellence in Public Service to Preservation
Clest Lanier, Founder, Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
For public officials or civil servants who have demonstrated leadership in preservation policy on the local, state and/or national level.
Linda Bruckheimer Excellence in Rural Preservation Award
Blue Wing Landing Farm, Doug and Kathleen Martin, Owen County
For those devoted to preserving Kentucky’s rural heritage with special consideration given to small towns with a population less than 10,000.
Helen Dedman Excellence in Preservation Advocacy
Tom Eblen, Photojournalist, Retired Columnist, Lexington
For advocates, volunteers and/or professionals who have shown great commitment of time and resources to furthering historic preservation across the state.
Barbara Hulette Excellence as Young Preservationist
Brittney Adams, Warrenwood Manor, Danville
For those under the age of 40 who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in historic preservation endeavors.
Patrick Kennedy Excellence in Preservation Craftsmanship
Eddie Black, Central Kentucky
For craftsmen and craftswomen who have demonstrated exceptional skills and restoration techniques.
David L. Morgan Excellence in Kentucky Historic Preservation Tax Credit
Paducah City Hall, McCracken County
East Broadway Shotgun Houses, Vital Sites, Louisville
For commercial and residential projects that have demonstrated excellence in rehabilitation using Kentucky’s State Historic Preservation Tax Credit.
Ann Early Sutherland Excellence in Environmental Preservation
American Life Building, Louisville
For leaders who have made a strong connection between the preservation of historic places and environmental concerns, and understand the relationship between the preservation of our built environment and our natural environment.
Preservation Kentucky Excellence in Kentucky Cultural Heritage
111 Whiskey Row, Louisville
For an organization, site or attraction that has preserved and advanced Kentucky’s architectural, cultural and social history through dynamic interpretation and the promotion of historic resources that contribute significantly to our tourism industry and the preservation of our heritage.
Thank You to Preservationist and Philanthropist Christy Brown for Hosting Us at Her Beautiful Home on Saturday, October 19!