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HHA Seeks Nominations for 2023 Preservation Awards
Hudson Heritage Association is urging individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary efforts to preserve or restore local historic structures within the past five years to submit entries to its annual Preservation Awards program. Each year, Hudson Heritage recognizes and honors a select group of projects that have been done in a manner that not only adheres to a high preservation standard, but also honors the historic in integrity of the property. Nomination forms and instructions for the award are available here.
To be eligible for the award, properties must be at least 75 years old and may include private residences, commercial buildings, historic landscapes, publicly owned buildings and buildings owned by non-profit organizations. All nominated properties must be located within the City of Hudson and the work on the project must have been completed on or after May 1, 2017. Properties may be nominated by their owners or by another individual or group. If another individual or group nominates a property, the owner must be notified.
Judges will consider the appropriateness of the materials used on both the exterior and interior of the structure, including landscaping materials, and the historical accuracy of any preservation or restorations made. Awards will be given only if all criteria are met and the work done follows the United States Department of Interiors Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, as well as any local building codes or requirements.
The awards will be judged by an impartial panel of experts in historic preservation. No members of Hudson Heritage Association will serve as judges. Deadline for entries is January 31, 2023. Winners will be notified in April 2023, and recognized at Hudson Heritage Association’s annual meeting in May. HHA’s 2022 Preservation Award winners included the board of Case Barlow Farm for its work to restore “Big Red,” the bank barn that sits as the centerpiece to the Case-Barlow farmstead located on Barlow Road in Hudson, and Western Reserve Academy for its work to restore the Academy’s Chapel, considered the centerpiece of WRA’s “Brick Row,” and built in 1836 by Simeon Porter, one of the region’s most important early architects. Patricia A. Eldredge received a Distinguished Contribution to Historic Preservation Award for more than 50 years of work to support historic preservation and downtown revitalization in Hudson. An active board member of HHA for many years, she served on Hudson’s Architectural and Historic Board of Review for 14 years, was a founding member of the Case-Barlow board of trustees, and co-authored the book Square Dealers, which chronicled the businesses and buildings that lined Main Street in Hudson in the 19th Century. She also served as co-chair of the Downtown Improvement District Commission, which spearheaded the development of First and Main.