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2010 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. See all the Award-winners and reception photos here. Sample images of the Award-winning projects for the following categories: Outstanding Publication or Program – Charlotte Marshall, “Oconee Hill Cemetery, […]

ACHF 2010 Preservation Awards

R.E.M. receives Phinizy Spalding Award On Monday, June 7, the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation awarded the Phinizy Spalding Preservation Award, its most prestigious, to R.E.M.  Phinizy Spalding was a fixture in historic preservation in Athens for over two decades. A noted and loved history professor at the University of Georgia, his influence is, in small measure, reflected by the 4 awards the Heritage Foundation bestowed upon him…starting in 1972 with a Community Service Award and then, over the next 25 years, three more awards for restoration, rehabilitation and, most notably, his role in saving the Seney-Stovall Chapel. Read the full article […]