Fayetteville announces 2014 Historic Preservation Awards

Filmmakers John Cooper and Tiffany King were honored for their work on Oak Cemetery: A Forgotten Place (see video below), a documentary film that tells the story of the African American cemetery in Fayetteville, which was established in 1867 as the only place black residents were allowed to be buried.


The Fayetteville Historic District Commission last week announced its 2014 Historic Preservation Awards honoring projects, organizations and individuals that displayed an outstanding commitment to historic preservation in Fayetteville during the past year.

Awards were presented to:

Best 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.

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.

Partner in Preservation

Oak Cemetery: A Forgotten Place