Nominations will remain open until Friday, July 4, for the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards that recognize excellence in identifying and protecting Lancaster County homes, barns, bridges, mills and other structures that are historically significant. The categories — which should be of special interest to architects, contractors and owners of historic properties — are:
- Leadership – presented to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated the vision, wisdom and perseverance necessary to incorporate historic preservation into their long-range planning.
- Sustainability – presented to the owner of any historically significant structure that has demonstrated over a significant period time a commitment to historic preservation through exemplary maintenance practices.
- Preservation – presented to projects that comply fully with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (http://www.nps.gov/hps/tps/standguide/) A copy of the approved U. S. Department of the Interior Part III application must be submitted with the nomination form.
- Restoration/ Adaptive Re-use – presented to projects where the historical character of a structure is maintained through thoughtful and sensitive additions and/or restorations.
- Community Revitalization – presented to projects that enhance a historic area and contribute to overall neighborhood improvement.
- Master Craftsman – presented for the meritorious efforts to save a historic structure through master level building skills and knowledge.
Award recipients will be recognized at the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards Banquet on Tuesday, November 11, at the Lancaster Country Club.
Nomination Forms are available at http://hptrust.org/2014-historic-preservation-awards-nomination-form/
About the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County
Founded in 1966 to “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in Lancaster County,” the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s mission is to encourage and facilitate historic preservation countywide. The trust has been directly involved in preserving important Lancaster County landmarks and has provided advice, assistance and guidance in the protection of others. The trust is a member-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the historic Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House (1787) at 123 North Prince Street in downtown Lancaster. Visit www.hptrust.org for additional information.