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Historic Preservation

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Dept Head: Karen McWilliams

Friend of Preservation Awards

Begun in 1985, the Friend of Preservation awards are the highest preservation honor given by the Landmark Preservation Commission. Annually, the awards are given to a person, organization, or project for exemplary work in preservation, rehabilitation, restoration or reconstruction done over the past year.

The Mayor and Landmark Preservation Commission Chairman present the City's Friend of Preservation Awards for excellence in historic preservation before a regular City Council meeting at 300 Laporte Avenue.

2016 Honorees


Outstanding Restoration and Rehabilitation

James MacDowell

March Olive

Outstanding Restoration and Rehabilitation

March, Olive & Pharris, LLC

Bucking Horse

Outstanding Rehabilitation of an Endangered Farmstead

Bucking Horse

Blue Ocean

Superior Infill Development Project

Blue Ocean Enterprises

2015 Honorees


Outstanding Adaptive Reuse

Colleen Scholz


Outstanding Rehabilitation

Jim Kelly and Betsy Markey


Outstanding Dedication to Historic Preservation

Mike Gebo


Outstanding Dedication to Historic Preservation

Bellvue Historic Foundation