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2012 SHPO Awards Announced

The Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) has announced its annual award recipients for “Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation.” For details on the award recipients, go to DAHP’s website. MAin2 particularly digs the Shelton Neon Project which involved the restoration of five neon signs in Shelton. The awards ceremony will take place on May 8, 2012 in Olympia. 

Heritage Awards: Good and Bad

The ferry Kalakala is on Knute Berger's Heritage Turkeys list for 2011. Here it is in 1946 in much better days. Photo: MOHAI, image #1983.10.16251.2

Knute Berger’s annual Heritage Turkeys article in Crosscut came out today. This is the third year in a row that Berger’s given out turkeys to projects that show how much more work needs to be done to protect resources in the fields of preservation, archaeology and heritage.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has issued a call for nominations for its annual SHPO Awards. The awards honor projects and people that represent outstanding efforts in the field of historic preservation and archaeology. The deadline to apply is March 9, 2012. The awards ceremony will take place May 8, 2012 in Olympia.

SHPO Awards – May 3, 2011

A restored Yeomalt Cabin, Bainbridge Island / Photo: Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District

On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, the State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation honors eleven award recipients for outstanding achievements in historic preservation. The award ceremony (open to the public) takes place at 2 pm in the historic Legislative Building on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. For details check out DAHP’s website.

The award categories and recipients are:

Outstanding Achievement of a Washington State Historic Barn – D & B Barn, David and Becky Buri, Colfax

Special Achievement – Bob Krier and Bob George (Olympia) for surveying over 1,000 bridges statewide; and Harrison Goodall (Langley) for documenting historic structures at Ebey’s Landing National Historic Preserve

Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education – Kevin Palo (Ilwaco), preservation advocate and instructor of rare craft in the preservation trades

Outstanding Achievement in Media – “Modern Views” film by Studio 216 and UW Department of Architecture

Career Achievement (two recipients) – Ron Murphy, AIA, SMR Architects (Seattle) and Paul Gleeson, archaeologist (Port Angeles)

Preservation Stewardship (two recipients) – Bainbridge Island Historical Society for its multi-year effort to preserve the 1935 WPA-built Boy Scout Lodge called Yeomalt Cabin; and the Department of Corrections for the preservation of the Washington State Penitentiary Cemetery in Walla Walla

Outstanding Achievement in Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings and Structures (two recipients) – Sand Point Seaplane Hangar #2 rehabilitation by Arena Sports (Seattle) ; and Morton Train Depot restoration by the Cowlitz River Valley Historical Society (Morton)

It’s Awards Nomination Time!

Both the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) and the Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) have awards nomination deadlines coming up.

DAHP is now seeking nominations for the 21st Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation. The State Historic Preservation Officer will present the awards at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in the Columbia Room in the Legislative Capitol building in Olympia. The deadline to submit nominations is March 4, 2011. Download the nomination form on DAHP’s website.

AKCHO is seeking nominations for its annual Awards Program taking place at MOHAI on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. The deadline to submit nominations is February 21, 2011. View AKCHO’s website for more info.


2010 Heritage Turkey Awards Announced

General Administration Building, Olympia / Photo: DAHP

Knute Berger’s picks for Heritage Turkeys of 2010 were announced in his Crosscut article yesterday. This is the second year he’s given out turkeys and MAin2 eagerly awaited the list. A big “winner” is the “Proposed Budget by Governor Chris Gregoire” for a multi-pronged approach that is damaging to heritage and preservation, which 1) strips the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation of its department status by moving it into the Department of Natural Resources; 2) cuts $10 million in heritage capital grant funding for 29 worthy projects; and 3) allocates over $6 million to demolish the 1956 General Administration Building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, there’s no money budgeted for the replacement building–the Executive Office Plaza/Heritage Building. How sustainable is it to tear down a solid building that is occupied and leave a big hole in the ground on the Capitol Campus?

Among other winners are the Seattle Times, University of Washington Tacoma, City of Tukwila and the Boeing Company, and Washington Department of Natural Resources. Read all about why these entities and others deserve turkeys. And keep your eyes out for 2011 turkeys!

Historic Seattle’s 2nd Annual Preservation Awards

Women's University Club, Exemplary Stewardship Award / Photo: Women's University Club

Historic Seattle celebrates Preservation Month in May by hosting a very special event to acknowledge and celebrate the continuing use and good stewardship of our local cultural and architectural landmarks.

Historic Seattle Second Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony

Where: Women’s University Club, 1105 Sixth Avenue at Spring Street

When: Tuesday, May 11, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; program at 6:30 pm

Cost: $50 Historic Seattle members; $60 General Public; $25 students; includes appetizers, desserts, and wine/beer

Attend the ceremony and reception! Register on Historic Seattle’s website.

2010 Award Winners (stay tuned in the weeks ahead when we highlight each of these awardees)

Best Rehabilitation

Furuya and Corgiat Buildings, Pioneer Square

Joshua Green Building, Downtown

Exemplary Stewardship

Women’s University Club, Downtown

Preserving Neighborhood Character

William Tell Building, Belltown

Excellence in Preservation Planning

Downtown Historic Resources Survey and Inventory, City of Seattle Historic Preservation Program

Illuminating History

Paramount Theatre Sign, Downtown

5th Avenue Theatre Marquee & Sign, Downtown

SHPO Awards: Nominations Sought for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation

Ceiling detail, Fox Theater Spokane (2007 award recipient) / Photo: Fox Theater Spokane

The state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the 20th Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation.  This awards program recognizes persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation.  Award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony held during National Historic Preservation Month, May 2010.  The ceremony is sponsored by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and will take place on Tuesday, May 4th, 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the Columbia Room of the Legislative Building on the Capitol Campus in Olympia.

Nominations can be made in one of the following categories:  historic preservation planning, historic property rehabilitation projects, career achievement, public education, stewardship, special achievement and media.

The deadline for submitting nominations to DAHP is Friday, March 5, 2010.

For the nomination form and guidelines, go to DAHP’s website.