Each year, the Ohio Historic Preservation Office recognizes achievements in historic preservation by presenting awards in Public Education and Awareness, and Preservation Merit. Nominations are due June 1. Click here for the nomination form.
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.
Public Education and Awareness
Columbus Landmarks Foundation for the exemplary programs its Education Committee has created to foster community awareness of the city’s history and architecture
Bloomfield/Schon + Partners and Turnbull-Wahlert Construction for the preservation and rehabilitation of the 1921 American Can Company Building, 4101 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, as the American Can Lofts
Holden Parks Trust, City of Cleveland, Chambers Murphy Burge Architects and M-A Building and Maintenance Company for restoration of the Wade Avenue Park Bridge, part of Rockefeller Park, Cleveland
United Property Management and Arkinetics, Inc. for the preservation and rehabilitation of the 1906
Duane Building, 397 – 401 Broadway, Lorain
Lorain County Historical Society and Arkinetics, Inc. for rehabilitation of the 1857 Horace Starr House, 284 Washington Avenue, Elyria
National McKinley Birthplace Memorial and Library and Balog Steines Hendricks & Manchester for restoration of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, 40 North Main Street, Niles
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Colonial Brick Corporation, and George Wischt and Sons Construction for restoration of sixteen chimneys at Stan Hywet Hall, 714 North Portage Path, Akron
Karp & Associates and Prater Development for the preservation and rehabilitation of the 1906 Standart-Simmons Hardware Company Building, 34 South Erie Street, Toledo, as the Standart Lofts
MRN Limited, and City Architecture for the preservation and rehabilitation of the Cleveland Club Building, 10660 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, as the Tudor Arms Hotel
YWCA of Youngstown and Balog Steines Hendricks & Manchester for the preservation and rehabilitation of the 1911 Youngstown YWCA Building, 24 West Rayen Avenue, Youngstown
ASM International, The Chesler Group, and Dimit Architects for the preservation and rehabilitation of the ASM headquarters building, 9639 Kinsman Road, Materials Park
Click here to see a list of all past award recipients.