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2019 C. Emlen Urban Award Recipients

The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County would like to congratulate this year's winners of the prestigious C. Emlen Urban Award. Please help us celebrate their accomplishments!


LEADERSHIP AWARD -- Presented to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated the vision, wisdom and perseverance to incorporate historic preservation in their long-range plans.

  • Mark Platts and the Susquehanna National Heritage Area for their dedication to preservation in Lancaster and York Counties

 

LANDMARK PROPERTY REHABILITATION AWARD -- Presented to the owner of any landmark historic structure that demonstrates a long-term commitment to conservation and building maintenance best practices to maintain historic significance.

  • The Masonic Villages at Elizabethtown for their Grand Lodge renovations
  • Pamela Lyons-Neville for the conservation of the Conguegos house and grounds

 

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD -- Presented to the owner of any historic structure or site that demonstrates a long-term commitment to conservation and building maintenance best practices to maintain historic significance.

  • Gordon Nell & Family for their restoration work in the village of Maytown

 

PRESERVATION AWARD -- Presented for projects that comply with local, state or national standards for preservation, rehabilitation or restoration of a historic structure or site.

  • The Central Market Trust for the restoration of Central Market’s roof

 

SMEDLEY AWARD Presented to a journalist or educator who has shown extraordinary support for historic preservation in Lancaster County.

  • Thomas Foster Hermansader for enlightenment of Lancaster’s historic sites and architecture through his art and education.

 

ADAPTIVE RE-USE AWARD -- Presented for projects that re-use a historic structure, site or portion of a building for purposes other than it was originally built.

  • Chris and Michelle Simon for their conversion of an old Amish barn into their family’s home
  • Kate and Andrew Martin for Shot & Bottle located in the W.W. Greist Building

 

COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION AWARD -- Presented for projects that enhance a historic district or community that includes historic buildings and improves the quality of life in the neighborhood.

  • Ian Ruzow and Mike O’Brien from the Oak Tree Development Group for their work on the Wilbur Chocolate Factory Project

 

MASTER CRAFTSMAN AWARD -- Presented for meritorious efforts to save a historic structure through master level building skills and knowledge.

  • Stephen M. Daniels Electrical Contractors for their work on the Saint James Episcopal Church