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Preservation Awards Program

Preservation Awards Program

Preservation Awards Program 1

Each fall, The Landmark Society presents awards to projects, people, and organizations who, through their dedication and hard work, have contributed to historic preservation in our nine-county area.

The Landmark Society’s Awards Committee is now seeking recommendations for its 2019 Preservation Awards. Award suggestions are welcome from Genesee, Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties.

Below is a list of the award categories, along with descriptions and criteria for each award. If you know any project or person deserving of any of these awards, please email your suggestions to Cynthia Howk at chowk@landmarksociety.org by Thursday, May 30, 2019. The Awards Committee will begin reviewing submissions at its May meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia by email or phone at (585) 546-7029 x24.

Craftsman, Special Citation and Special Achievement Awards
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square; winner of 2018 Craftsman, Special Citation and Special Achievement Awards
Craftsman, Special Citation and Special Achievement Awards
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square
Chestnut and East Broad Streets City of Rochester, Monroe County

These awards provide for projects that do not fit into the above categories or recognize outstanding individual or group accomplishments in the field of historic preservation.  This award need not be given every year.

Historic Landscape Award
Abbey of the Genesee; winner of the 2018 Historic Landscape Award
Historic Landscape Award
Abbey of the Genesee
3258 River Road, Piffard, NY 14533

This award recognizes and encourages the preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and stewardship of historically significant landscapes.  The recipient may be either an individual(s) or an organization.  This award need not be given every year.

Historic Home Award
1316 East Avenue; winner of the 2018 Historic Home Award
Historic Home Award
Lewis and Kathy Parker
1316 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610

This award recognizes owners of private residences for their continued care of and commitment to the preservation of an architecturally significant house over a minimum of seven years.  “Care” may include appropriate rehabilitation and/or sympathetic new additions according to need.  Thoughtful rehabilitation/restoration of the interior and/or significant features of a historical landscape may enhance the quality of the nomination.  The seven year criteria may be waived in special circumstances as deemed appropriate by the awards committee.

Award of Merit
Tower280; winner of the 2018 Award of Merit
Award of Merit
Tower280
280 E. Broad Street, Rochester, NY 14604

This award applies to projects similar to those eligible for the above mentioned Conable Award, but of more modest scope.  The award is given for a sympathetic rehabilitation of an architecturally significant building, structure, object or site.  Candidacy may be enhanced if the project is historically significant or if it strengthens its neighborhood. The project must have been completed within the past two years.  The above award cannot be given to single-family residences.

Barber Conable Award
Perry Main Street Association Inc.; winner of the 2018 Barber Conable Award
Barber Conable Award
Perry Main Street Association Inc.
P.O. Box 186, Perry, NY 14530

A major rehabilitation project completed within the last two years, possibly using Federal Investment Tax Credit program.  Old fabric should be sympathetically maintained and carefully rehabilitated.  New construction, if any, should be compatible and of high authentic quality.  This award need not be given if no project meets the standards.