Each year in May as part of National Historic Preservation Month, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations who in the past year have invested significant time and money to undertake preservation projects.
The Foundation is requesting nominations of projects that reflect a commitment to preserving, promoting, and reusing historic buildings and landscapes.
The project must be located in the City of Saratoga Springs; but does not have to be located in a historic district. Projects are to include exteriors of private property and interiors or exteriors of public spaces. The building or landscape must be 50 years or older. Those nominated may be individuals, organizations, businesses or municipal representatives.
Projects can range from small, removal of vinyl siding or restoring original wood windows, to large, an entire building rehabilitation or adaptive-reuse. Additions to historic buildings and new in-fill construction can also be nominated. Projects must have been completed within the past year.
Nominations will be evaluated by the Awards Committee according to the following criteria: project design sensitivity to the historic character and environment of the property; project execution represents appropriate techniques and preservation practice; degree of difficulty faced and appropriateness of solutions applied.
To nominate a project contact Nicole Babie, Membership & Programs Director, at (518) 587-5030 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the address of the project; a description of the work completed; and, if possible, name of the property owner and photographs.
Submit nominations by Wednesday, April 24. The Preservation Recognition Awards Ceremony, in conjunction with the Foundation’s Annual Meeting, will take place on Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 pm at the Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway, and is open to the public.