Fayetteville announces the winners of the 2023 historic preservation awards

Feed and Folly was the result of a conversion of a long-vacant building at 110 S. College Ave. (Courtesy photo/Inset: Google Maps)

The Fayetteville Historic District Commission this summer announced the winners of the 2023 Historic Preservation Awards, an annual presentation honoring projects, organizations and individuals that have displayed an outstanding commitment to historic preservation in Fayetteville.

The Adaptive Reuse Award was given to Feed and Folly in recognition of the restaurant’s adaptive reuse of the building at 110 S. College Ave. The Feed and Folly owners revived a building that had sat vacant for nearly 40 years into a local restaurant with a rooftop patio. The adaptation was made possible in part by a 2015 City Council decision to remove commercial citywide parking requirements that had constrained development of the property.

The late Anne Hamilton and her company Roots Design and Development was also recognized for Hamilton’s work on the Feed and Folly project.

The Historic Rehabilitation Award went to Pete Pendley for work on the Henry D. Tovey House at 614 W. Lafayette St.

The Historic Restoration Award was given to the Washington County Historical Society for restoring and maintaining the Headquarters House at 118 E. Dickson St.

The Historical Research Award went to the Fall 2022 Service Learning Environmental and Community Adaptations Course for research presented to the city’s Historic District Commission in December 2022 concerning Hispanic and Latino history in Fayetteville.

The Historic Preservation Promotion Award was given to Maylon Rice for his 2022 This Place Matters social media campaign that shared Fayetteville’s history and historic places.

The Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation Award was presented to Marilyn Heifner for her service and leadership in protecting and sharing the history and historic places of Fayetteville.