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For Immediate Release: 11/19/2015

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2015 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Announced


Diane Barclay

(916) 445-7026




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)

         (San Francisco Heritage)


  • “Historic Pasadena” Smart Phone App

           (City of Pasadena)


  • “A Walk Through Time: the Story of Anderson Marsh” (video)

          (California State Parks, Koi Nation, CSU Chico)


  • A Napa Coloring Book (bilingual)

         (Napa County Landmarks)


  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse Clock & Gallery (Restoration)

        (Santa Barbara County Courthouse Legacy Foundation)


  • Audrey Geisel University House (Rehabilitation)

        (University of California San Diego)


  • Coit Memorial Tower (Rehabilitation)

         (San Francisco Recreation and Parks Dept.,

          San Francisco Arts Commission)


  • Presidio Officers’ Club (Rehabilitation)

         (Presidio Trust, San Francisco)


  • Robert Pitcairn Jr. House & Rev. A. Moss Merwin House (Rehabilitation and restoration)

         (Westridge School, Pasadena)


  • Dana Adobe (Restoration)

        (DANA Cultural Center, Nipomo)


  • Carmel Mission Basilica (Restoration)

         (Carmel Mission Foundation)


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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