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For Immediate Release: 11/16/2016

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2016 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Presented to 12 Recipients


Diane Barclay


2016 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Presented to 12 Recipients 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Office of Historic Preservation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards. This year, eleven projects and one individual were awarded Thursday, November 10, for their exemplary work in preserving California’s richly diverse heritage. 

Cuyama Valley–A Corridor to the Past

(Far Western Anthropological Research

Kashaya Pomo Cultural Landscape Project

(Caltrans, Stewart’s Point Rancheria Kashia Pomo Band of Indians

Ancestors 1/County of Lake Memorandum of Agreement

(Ancestors 1, County of Lake Board of Supervisors

Citywide Historic Context Statement for LGBTQ History in San Francisco

(Donna Graves, Shayne Watson

Interpreting the Drawings and Career of Architect John P. Pedersen

(Walter W. Stiern Library-CSU Bakersfield

Little Italy San Diego Interactive Mobile App

(Little Italy Association of San Diego

Preservation Resource Center at the Shotgun House

(Santa Monica Conservancy, City of Santa Monica

Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture & Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion

(Palm Springs Art Museum, Marmol Radziner Los Angeles

Home Front at Camp Anza

(City of Riverside, Wakeland Housing and Development Corp) 

Santa Ysabel Restoration Project

(Save Our Heritage Organisation

California Theatre

(City of Pittsburg

Paula Boghosian

(Donald Cox

The Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Program was 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. 

“In this 50th anniversary year of the National Historic Preservation Act, we are pleased to be recognizing California efforts that reflect the spirit and promise of preservation embodied in the Act, sustain communities, and help set us on a good path for the next fifty years,” said State Historic Preservation Officer Julianne Polanco

For more information about the Awards program, and descriptions of this year’s awardees, and photos for media use, visit the Office of Historic Preservation’s Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Program webpage

Media Note: Media are welcome to copy photos on the Governor’s Award Program  web page and the link to photos from the 2016 ceremony. The photo credit is “Courtesy California State Parks, 2016.”

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