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Hudson Heritage Association Seeks Nominations for 2022 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 prestigious 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 in our Research & History/HHA Preservation Awards section.
To be eligible for the award, properties must be at least 75 years old and may include private residences, commercial buildings, publicly owned buildings, buildings owned by non-profit organizations and historic landscapes. 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 on 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, 2022. Winners will be notified in April 2022, and recognized at Hudson Heritage Association’s annual meeting in May. HHA’s 2021 Preservation Award winners included the Old School Green, a new public park located on Oviatt Street in the Historic District and the former site of the old Hudson Elementary school building; the First Congregational Church of Hudson, recognized for the work done to restore the church’s steeple, built by Simeon Porter in 1865; and a historic “cheese factory” house on College Street restored by local architect Allan Sveda. Sveda was additionally recognized for more than 20 years of work devoted to restoring numerous historic properties in Hudson including the Evaporator Works and Brewster Mansion.