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2017 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

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Oct 12 3:30PM - 7:00PM

You are invited to be inspiredby attending the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards Reception!

Presented each fall by Preservation Pennsylvania, the annual awards recognize significant contributions in the field of historic preservation made by both individuals and organizations. The awards will be presented at a ceremony and reception on October 12 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, with Pennsylvanias First Lady Frances Wolf attending. Join us to recognize these worthy projects in the State Museum, then celebrate with the recipients at a reception featuring music, delectable hors d'oeuvres, and an open bar.

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This years highest honors go to The Progress Fund, a Westmoreland County community development lender, which will receive the F. Otto Haas Award for outstanding individual achievements in historic preservation, and James L. Brown IV, of the Parkside Development Corporation in Philadelphia, recognized with the Henry A. Jordan Award for outstanding historic preservation efforts at the local level. The awards are hosted by Preservation Pennsylvania, the commonwealths only statewide, private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of historically and architecturally significant places.

The range of this years awards honorees -- from loans and technical assistance to place-making and redevelopment -- demonstrates that preservation has evolved from early focus on saving a single building into a powerful tool for economic stimulus and neighborhood revitalization, said Mindy Crawford, Executive Director of Preservation Pennsylvania.


F. Otto Haas Award for outstanding individual achievements in historic preservation

The Progress Fund (Westmoreland County)

Henry A. Jordan Award for outstanding historic preservation efforts at the local level

James L. Brown, IV (Philadelphia County)

Chairmans Award for demonstrated leadership in historic preservation

Shirley Hanson and the Chestnut Hill Conservancy (Philadelphia County)


Ralph Modjeski Award for excellence in transportation design, preservation and archaeology

Walnut Lane Bridge Over Wissahickon Creek (Philadelphia County)

Preservation Planning Award

Wilkinsburg Neighborhood Restoration (Allegheny County)

Carroll Cabin (Fayette County)

Washington's War Tent (Philadelphia County)

Public Impact Award

Buddy's Brew on Carson, Formerly the Sankey Brick Company (Allegheny County)

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, Formerly the West Chester National Guard Armory (Chester County)

The Millworks, Formerly the Stokes Millworks (Dauphin County)

Easton Public Market, Formerly Rader's Dry Goods (Northampton County)


Dollar Bank (Allegheny County)

Beaver Station Cultural and Event Center, Formerly the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Passenger Station (Beaver County)

The Big Mill Apartments, Formerly the Curtis and Jones Company Shoe Factory (Berks County)

Tarbell House (Crawford County)

Dickson Tavern (Erie County)

Governor George Wolf Building. Formerly Easton High School (Northampton County)

East Park Canoe House (Philadelphia County)

Willow Grove Ave Bridge over SEPTA (Philadelphia County)

York College Center for Community Engagement, Formerly the Lafayette Club Building (York County)



Keim House (Berks County)

Community Involvement

Conneaut Lake Town Hall, Formerly the High Street Church (Crawford County)

Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Center (Lancaster County)

Preservation Pennsylvania is officially licensed as a charitable organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation under Internal Revenue Service regulations. A copy of the official registration and financial information of Preservation Pennsylvania may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Questions about Preservation Pennsylvania should be addressed to (717) 234-2310. All membership/donor contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. $40 of each $80 ticket is tax deductible.

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