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March 27, 2013

Historic renovation projects sought for Preservation Awards

NEWBURYPORT — Nominations of historic preservation projects in the city of Newburyport are sought for the Annual Preservation Awards.

The Newburyport Preservation Trust is sponsoring the awards that will be presented on Sunday, May 12, at the conclusion of its annual Preservation Week celebration. The goal of the awards program is to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions toward protecting and preserving Newburyport’s historic character and building heritage.

“Since 2007, Newburyport Preservation Trust has celebrated preservation efforts throughout our city with these awards,” said Tom Kolterjahn, Preservation Trust board member and co-president in a press release. “They are one way to demonstrate appreciation for recipients’ meticulous and conscientious preservation efforts while showcasing and raising awareness of the unique character of our historic community.”

Preservation Awards nominations must be received by April 21 and may be submitted by mail to NPT, P.O. Box 184, Newburyport, MA 01950, or online at Nominations should include the name of the person or project submitted; project address; description; photos (if available); and contact information of the nominator (additional award criteria can be found on the website or in the nomination form attached.)

Seven award categories include:

Stewardship – Projects that maintain and preserve a historically significant building or landscape while retaining distinctive materials and original features

Exterior Restoration – Restoration, rehabilitation and preservation of a historic structure or building façade, including original exterior architectural features

Interior Restoration – Restoration, rehabilitation and preservation of historically significant interior architectural features and finishes

Sensitive Addition to a Historic Structure – A building addition that preserves the scale, features, or overall integrity of an original historic structure

Historic Landscape Restoration – Preservation, recreation, or character restoration of a historic garden or landscape

Historic Sensitive Contractor/Builder – A contractor, builder or craftsman whose work demonstrates the principals of preservation

Sustainable Historic Structure – A building renovation project that incorporates “green” and sustainable construction, energy efficiency, and waste reduction while preserving and restoring original historic features

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