For Immediate Release: 11/19/2015
2015 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Announced
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The Office of Historic Preservation announced the recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards at a ceremony today, Nov.19, 2015 in Sacramento. This year, eleven projects statewide were awarded for their exemplary work in preserving California’s richly diverse heritage.
“The Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate the many individuals, organizations, and agencies engaged in important preservation work throughout the state, whose efforts may not otherwise be recognized,” said State Historic Preservation Officer Julianne Polanco.
Preservations Award honorees include:
- Sustaining San Francisco’s Living History: Strategies for Conserving
Cultural Heritage Assets (policy document)
- “Historic Pasadena” Smart Phone App
- “A Walk Through Time: the Story of Anderson Marsh” (video)
- A Napa Coloring Book (bilingual)
- Santa Barbara County Courthouse Clock & Gallery (Restoration)
- Audrey Geisel University House (Rehabilitation)
- Coit Memorial Tower (Rehabilitation)
- Presidio Officers’ Club (Rehabilitation)
- Robert Pitcairn Jr. House & Rev. A. Moss Merwin House (Rehabilitation and restoration)
- Dana Adobe (Restoration)
- Carmel Mission Basilica (Restoration)
The Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Program were established in 1986 by Governor George Deukmejian, and is distinguished from other preservation awards in two important respects: it emphasizes involvement by community groups; and it recognizes a broad array of preservation activities, from building rehabilitation to archaeology, education, and preservation planning.
For more information about the Awards program, and descriptions of this year’s awardees, visit the Office of Historic Preservation’s Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Program webpage.
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