City seeks nominations for 2024 Historic Preservation Awards

Feed and Folly, one of last year’s winners of the award, was the result of a conversion of a long-vacant building at 110 S. College Ave. (Courtesy photo/Inset: Google Maps)

Officials are now accepting nominations for the 2024 Historic Preservation Awards, an annual recognition honoring projects, organizations and individuals that displayed an outstanding commitment to preservation practices during the past year.

The program is facilitated by the Historic District Commission, and nominations are open through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

Projects nominated for the award should represent “quality work and the practice of preservation techniques in restoring, rehabilitation, preserving or reusing a building, site, structure or landscape in the spirit of the Secretary of the Interior’s standards.”

Individuals or organizations may be honored based on “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 structure or landscapes; and promoting projects, promotions or public policies that advance the interest of preserving the cultural heritage and history of a community.”

Here’s our story on last year’s winners.

Anyone interested in nominating a candidate should complete a nomination form (available here), or contact the Development Services Department at 479-575-8267 or [email protected]. Self-nominations are welcome, and electronic submittals are encouraged.