2011 Rochester Preservation Awards

Rochester’s Heritage Preservation Committee will be honoring citizens’ efforts to preserve Rochester’s unique history during National Historical Preservation month in May of 2011.

Nominations for awards recognizing projects, individuals and organizations that celebrate and enhance our heritage and historical character will be accepted in the following six categories:

• HISTORIC RESTORATION OR REHABILITATION PROJECT: Eligible projects are historic buildings, structures, objects or landscapes that have been restored to an earlier form or condition, while retaining their historic significance, character, and fabric.

• ADAPTIVE REUSE PROJECT: Eligible projects are buildings, structures, objects or landscapes that have been changed to suit different conditions or a new use, while retaining as much significant historic material as possible.

• COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY: Eligible candidates are organizations or individuals that have made an overall contribution to historic preservation, preservation-related education and outreach projects.

• INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT: Eligible candidates are individuals who have displayed leadership, courage, and dedication to heritage preservation in the course of their career or lifetime.

• STEWARDSHIP: Eligible candidates are individuals or organizations that have maintained or stabilized a historic building, structure, object or landscape so that its character and useful life may be appreciated by future generations.

• INFILL PROJECT: Eligible projects incorporate a new building, landscape or feature into the existing historic fabric of a street, neighborhood or district in a way that is respectful of, and in harmony with, the surrounding historic fabric.

The deadline for submitting nominations is March 1, 2011. Please contact Kevin Blondo at (507) 535-8203 or kevin.blondo@hdrinc.com for additional information. If you know of a project, organization or individual that has helped preserve Rochester’s heritage, please nominate same for our Heritage Preservation Award by completing the following form and sending it to Kevin Blondo at kevin.blondo@hdrinc.com, or mailing it to the Rochester Heritage Preservation Committee, Mayor’s Office, 201 Fourth Street SW, Rochester, MN 55904.

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