The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation held its 44th Annual Preservation Awards ceremony on Monday, June 3, 2013, at the historic Morton Theatre in downtown Athens. Preservation Awards Chair Paul Trudeau highlighted each award winner with a description of each project and a slide show presenting images that showed the improved properties before and after the work was done. With over 200 people in attendance, the ceremony was a resounding success!
Each year ACHF recognizes property owners who have gone above and beyond in caring for and fixing up their historic properties by giving out preservation awards for outstanding historic rehabilitations, grassroots preservation, community revitalization, and stewardship. Since 1969 the Foundation has given out a total of over 300 awards. For more information on the Awards program, please contact Amy Kissane, ACFH Executive Director, at 706-353-1820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s ceremony!
Outstanding Rehabilitation Award to UGA College of Environment & Design, UGA Office of Sustainability, and UGA Office of University Architects, Jackson Street Building. LP3 Architects – Architect, Evergreen Construction – General Contractor
Stewardship Award to First A.M.E. Church, 521 North Hull Street. Armentrout, Matheny, Thurmond – Architect, Hutton Vandiver Commercial Construction – General Contractor, Fletcher Roofing – Subcontractor
Phinizy Spalding Award: Kathy Hoard was a unanimous selection of ACHF’s Board for the Phinizy Spalding Award. In putting together the presentation, we reached out to two long-time friends and fellow historic preservation advocates, John Waters and Heidi Davison. These are excerpts from their tributes:
From John, “Kathy is and has been an inspiration to all those interested in preservation and the enhancement of Athens’ cultural resources. The significance of her efforts is much greater than most people realize. She is a role model for her fellow elected officials and that is just one aspect of why her support has been, and is, so vital to preservation.”
From Heidi, “Passion; tenacity; knowledge; a willingness to listen and consider all opinions; honesty matched with straight-forwardness; wit and sense of humor…are the magic weapons she wields in the heat of the battle! Kathy will wear out her shoe leather but never wear out her welcome.”
The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation would like to thank our event sponsors:
Terrapin Beer Company
UGA College of Environment and Design