Fayetteville seeks 2014 historic preservation nominees

Arsaga’s at the Depot won a Preservation Award in 2013 for its adaptive re-use of a building at 548 W. Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

Photo: facebook.com/ArsagasDepot

The city’s Historic District Commission is accepting nominations for projects, organizations and individuals that have displayed outstanding commitment, practice, and leadership in historic preservation in Fayetteville.

To make a nomination, contact Jesse Fulcher, the city’s senior planner, at 479-575-8267 or [email protected]. The deadline for submissions and materials is 5 p.m. April 1.

Awards are given in the following two categories:

Best Preservation Practices Award – Recognizes quality work and the practice of preservation technique in restoring, rehabilitating, preserving or reusing a building, site, structure, or landscape in the spirit of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards. Recipients of this award will have maintained or carefully rehabilitated the historic character of the structure or site. Last year’s award winners in this category were: Mock Fulbright House restoration at 5 Mount Nord Street; and Arsaga’s at the Depot adaptive re-use at 548 W. Dickson Street.

The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Recognizes an individual’s or organization’s outstanding and exemplary service in historic preservation, which may include funding/fundraising for preservation, instructing others in the field of preservation, advocacy for the preservation and/or protection of historic structures or landscapes, and promoting public policies that advance the interest of preserving the cultural heritage and history of a community. Last year’s winners in this category were: Up Among the Hills documentary film directed by Larry Foley; History Minute video series produced by the City of Fayetteville Government Channel; and Project Fayetteville digital image archive created and maintained by the Fayetteville Public Library

An honorable mention was given to the Starbucks coffee shop’s historical photo display at 2117 Martin Luther King Boulevard.