Time is running out to nominate projects for Hudson Heritage Association’s coveted Preservation Awards.

Every year, HHA recognizes and honors historic Hudson properties – including houses, commercial buildings, nonprofit headquarters, publicly owned buildings and landscapes – that have been preserved or restored within the last five years.

The deadline for nominations for the 2020 awards is January 31.

“We created the Preservation Awards to celebrate the care, dedication and hard work that go into preserving and restoring homes, buildings and properties,” said Inga Walker, director of the award program and member of the HHA Board of Directors. “These projects are tremendously rewarding for the property owners. Hudson residents should be grateful to the individuals who are preserving our town’s unique history by carefully preserving or restoring their homes.”

To be eligible for a Preservation Award, a restoration or preservation project must:
• Be located within the City of Hudson.
• Have been completed on or after May 1, 2015.
• Involve a structure that’s at least 75 years old (built in 1945 or earlier).
• Follow the U.S. Dept. of Interior’s Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures.

Property owners are welcome to self-nominate. Individuals or groups nominating a project are asked to please notify the property owner.

The awards will be judged by an impartial panel of experts who will consider such factors as the historical accuracy of the project and the appropriateness of materials. Winners will be notified in early April 2020 and recognized at the Hudson Heritage Association annual meeting on May 14, 2020.

Winners of previous HHA Preservation Awards range from million-dollar renovations at Western Reserve Academy to smaller-scale projects on single-family homes.

“These awards aren’t only for expensive, floor-to-ceiling preservation projects,” Walker said. “We encourage people to nominate smaller projects too: a porch restoration, plasterwork, landscaping, restored windows – anything done to protect, preserve and highlight a property’s history.”

For complete information about the awards and to make a nomination, click here, or email info@hudsonheritage.com.