13 April 2014

Historic Preservation Trust Accepting Nominations

The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County is accepting nominations for the annual awards for excellence in historic preservation. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, 4 July.

Lancaster has one of the largest inventories of historic homes, barns, bridges, mills and other structures of any place in the United States,” said Lisa Horst, president of the board of directors for the Historic Preservation Trust.  “The annual historic preservation awards recognize those in our community who are helping to keep historic Lancaster County historic through their exceptional work to save, preserve, restore and celebrate the beauty of structures built by our forefathers. Recipients will be honored at our annual awards program on Tuesday, November 11.”

The historic preservation award categories are:

Leadership -- presented to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated the vision, wisdom and perseverance necessary to incorporate historic preservation into their long-range planning.

Sustainabilitypresented to the owner of any historically significant structure that has demonstrated over a significant period time a commitment to historic preservation through exemplary maintenance practices.

Preservation – presented to projects that comply fully with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

Restoration/ Adaptive Re-use -- presented to projects where the historical character of a structure is maintained through thoughtful and sensitive additions and/or restorations.

Community Revitalization -- presented to projects that enhance a historic area and contribute to overall neighborhood improvement.

Master Craftsman -- presented for the meritorious efforts to save a historic structure through master level building skills and knowledge.

Nomination forms are available at the Historic Preservation Trust, 123 North Prince Street in downtown Lancaster, 717-291-5861 or joepatterson@hptrust.org.  Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Forms also are available at www.hptrust.org.

This is directly from a press release from the Historic Preservation Trust 

The Historic Preservation Trust was founded in 1966 to encourage and facilitate historic preservation countywide. The trust is a member-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the historic Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House (1787) at 123 North Prince Street in downtown Lancaster. 
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.