2010 Preservation Awards


The highlight of the 2010 Annual Meeting was, as always, the presentation of awards.  This year the ceremony was kicked off by a special presentation of a new award, the Jeanné M. Downs Community Spirit Award, by Church-Waddel-Brumby House Museum Chair Laura Straehla and member John Waters. Jeanne Down’s daughter, Linda Downs Easterlin, accepted the award.

President-elect Jennifer Lewis, also Chair of the Preservation Awards Committee, then presented the 2010 Preservation Awards.

Sample images of the Award-winning projects for the following categories:

Outstanding Publication or Program
— Charlotte Marshall, “Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens GA, Volume I”

Outstanding Achievement

Protection of Milledge Avenue Study Committee

Outstanding Stewardship

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Repass, 687 Milledge Avenue

Select Sustainable Tree Trust and UGA Grounds Department

Excellence in Community Revitalization

— The Handmade Garden Project

Outstanding New Construction in a Historic Area

— Michael Songster, 599 W. Hancock Avenue

— First Presbyterian Church, 185 E. Hancock Avenue

Outstanding Rehabilitation

— Adrian Prelipceanu, Active Climbing, 665 Barber Street

— Athens Land Trust, ALT headquarters, 685 N. Pope Street

— Chris Peterson, Urban Sanctuary Spa, 815 N. Chase Street

— UGA Real Estate Foundation, Interim Medical Partnership Building, 279 Williams Street

Outstanding Restoration

— UGA Office of University Architects, Fine Arts Theatre, Baldwin Street

Trustee of the Year – Bill Bracewell

President’s Award – Trustee Amy Andrews

Volunteer of the Year – Rosemarie Goodrum

Phinizy Spalding Preservation Award – R.E.M.