The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County is now accepting nominations for its 47th Annual Preservation Awards, which serve to celebrate outstanding historic preservation projects.
The seven available award categories recognize the vision of those who help the Foundation protect and preserve historic structures. They include both residential and commercial rehabilitations, as well as new construction projects that complement the historic character of the community.
Winners are announced each May at the non-profit’s yearly member meeting, which falls during National Historic Preservation Month. The 47th Annual Preservation Awards ceremony will be held on May 20, 2014 at the Franklin Theatre.
“We can think of no better way to observe National Historic Preservation Month than by honoring what has been saved, and celebrating the preservationists who made it happen,” said Mary Pearce, executive director of the Heritage Foundation.
Among the 2013 honorees were Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and his wife, Linda. The Roberts-Moore House on Third Avenue South was selected as the Overall Winner for the residential rehabilitation of the 19th century structure. Judge Dan Brown called the home “a textbook example of historic rehabilitation” and “a shining example of how to do historic preservation the right way.”
2014 awards will be given in the following categories:
· Residential rehabilitation under 2,500 square feet
· Residential rehabilitation over 2,500 square feet
· Commercial rehabilitation under 2,500 square feet
· Commercial rehabilitation over 2,500 square feet
· New residential construction
· New commercial/institutional construction
· Land conservation
Properties may be nominated by outside parties, or submitted by owners. To receive an application, contact Heritage Foundation Events Manager Torrey Barnhill at 615-591-8500 ext. 20, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The form can also be downloaded from the Foundation’s website at www.historicfranklin.com. The application deadline is April 24, 2014.
The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. To learn more about the Heritage Foundation, visit www.historicfranklin.com.