Historic Preservation Awards, 2013
Purpose of the Awards Program
The Richmond Historic Preservation Commission invites nominations for the Richmond Historic Preservation Awards, 2013. The purpose of the Historic Preservation Awards program is to increase public awareness of Richmond’s heritage by recognizing individuals, organizations, businesses, and agencies whose contributions demonstrate outstanding commitment to excellence in historic preservation, local history or promotion of the heritage of the City. Awards will be presented in May, National Preservation Month. In addition to public and private buildings and structures, historic preservation projects may include media, publications, presentations and exhibits, parks, burial grounds, public art, oral history, theater productions, events and video presentations.
Below is a list of last year's award winners:
- George Coles for Preserving the History of Richmond and for Being an Inspirational Educator;
- Steve Gilford for his book “Build ‘Em by the Mile, Cut ‘Em off by the Yard”;
- East Bay Center for the Performing Arts for the Rehabilitation of the Winters Building; and
- Rosie the Riveter Trust for the Rehabilitation of the Maritime Child Development Center
- Richmond Museum of History for Collecting and Preserving Richmond's History
Any individual, group, organization or agency involved in historic preservation or promoting Richmond’s heritage
is eligible to receive a Richmond Historic Preservation Award. The preservation project or activity (or a substantial portion of a large-scale multiple activity project) must have been completed no later than December 31, 2012.
You may nominate an eligible preservation project or activity by submitting a completed 2013 Historic Preservation Awards Nomination Form
to the Richmond Planning and Building Services Department. Additional details about eligibility, evaluation criteria used, and submital requirements are found in the nomination form. Nominations are due by 5:00 PM on March 29, 2013. Feel free to call Hector Rojas, Senior Planner at (510) 620-6662 with any questions you may have.