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10/28/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/28/2017 12:37

Ohio History Connection Honors Preservation Achievements Across Ohio

OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION HONORS PRESERVATION ACHIEVEMENTS ACROSS OHIO

Outstanding historic preservation achievements in communities across Ohio were honored at the Ohio History Connection's State Historic Preservation Office Awards on Sat., Oct. 28. State Historic Preservation Officer Burt Logan presented awards to the following recipients during a luncheon at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.

Public Education and Awareness Award and Preservation Merit Award:


Bellaire
Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society for educational programs and projects to promote and preserve the B&O Railroad Viaduct in Bellaire

Public Education and Awareness Award:


Hudson
Hudson Heritage Association and About350 Creative for redesign of the Hudson Heritage Association website
Springfield
Westcott Center for Architecture + Design for the Historic Homes of Springfield Coloring Book

Preservation Merit Award:


Akron
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and C.O.I. Stonework for reconstruction of the perimeter stone wall at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens at 714 Portage Path in Akron

Cincinnati
City Studios Architecture, People's Liberty and Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation for rehabilitation of the Globe Furniture Building at 1801-1805 Elm Street in Cincinnati
Cleveland
Playhouse Square Foundation and EverGreene Architectural Arts for restoration of the lobby of the 1921 Ohio Theatre at 1511 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland
Sustainable Communities Associates, Welty Construction, Dimit Architects and Naylor Wellman LLC for the rehabilitation of the 1895 Wagner Awning Building at 2658 Scranton Road in Cleveland
East Liverpool
New Castle School of Trades, Lionmark LLC and Arkinetics for the rehabilitation of 127 and 129 East Fifth Street in East Liverpool as the New Castle School of Trades
About the State Historic Preservation Office Awards
Each year, the Ohio History Connection's State Historic Preservation Office recognizes achievements in historic preservation by presenting awards in two categories: Public Education and Awareness, and Preservation Merit.

The Public Education and Awareness Award is for increasing interest in historic preservation. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, media, newsletters, publications, interpretation, original research, educational programs and special events which have substantially increased public understanding and awareness of historic preservation at the local, regional or state level.

The Preservation Merit Award is for preserving Ohio's prehistory, history, architecture or culture. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, restoring, rehabilitating or otherwise preserving an important building or site, longtime stewardship of a property, promoting protective legislation, funding preservation projects, offering leadership, support or service, and furthering preservation at the local, regional or state level.

About the State Historic Preservation Office
The Ohio History Connection's State Historic Preservation Office is Ohio's official historic preservation agency. It identifies historic places in Ohio, nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places, reviews federally-assisted projects for effects on historic, architectural and archaeological resources in Ohio, consults on conservation of older buildings and sites and offers educational programs and publications.

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Ohio History Connection
The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio's stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state's history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, and the local history office. The Ohio History Connection also manages more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio.