The 2012 River Cities Preservation Awards were given out yesterday evening at the Sanctuary Event Center in Newport.
Part of National Preservation Month, the annual awards ceremony acknowledges outstanding preservation people and projects in the three Northern Kentucky Certified Local Government* cities of Bellevue, Covington, and Newport during the 2011 calendar year.
Bellevue winners include:
- Ashley Construction, Adaptive Reuse for St. Anthony Lofts at 320 Poplar Street;
- Brian and Jody Connett and Jean Claude Moret for the Commercial Rehabilitation of 336 Fairfield Avenue; and
- Margo Warminski of the Cincinnati Preservation Association as a Person of Distinction.
- Pat Huber for the Exterior Restoration of the residential property at 3211 Decoursey Avenue;
- Kings Crossing, the Exterior Restoration of a mixed-use/commercial building at 1126-1134 Greenup Street;
- Orleans Development for the Residential Rehabilitation of 401 W 9th Street;
- Thomas Edison School, an Adaptive Reuse at 1516 Scott Street;
- The Bank of Kentucky for Stewardship of 231 Scott Street; and
- Chuck Eilerman, the Karen and Peter Rafuse Memorial Award in honor of individual dedication to Covington's architectural and cultural heritage.
- Doug South for the Adaptive Reuse of 307 E 3rd Street;
- Jim and Susan Lawrence for Brick Façade Restoration at 611 Monroe Street;
- Scott and Kendra Clark for the Complete Restoration of 511 Overton Street;
- Marcus Reising for the Residential Rehabilitation of 832 Maple Avenue; and
- Dr. Mark Schorer, "Legacy-Physicians Row", for 17 E 6th Street.
NOTE: Administered by the National Park Service and each state's historic preservation office, the Certified Local Government Program is a preservation partnership between local, state and national governments focused on promoting historic preservation at the grassroots level.
Previous reading on BC:
Northern Kentucky cities honor best in preservation (6/1/10)
Covington HPO seeks nominations for River Cities awards (3/31/10)
River Cities Preservation Awards next Wednesday (5/14/09)
Covington accepting nominations for preservation awards (3/14/08)