Savannah Business Journal Staff Report
January 6, 2017 - Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 HSF Preservation Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in historic preservation.
“Savannah enjoys an international reputation for our record of historic preservation, and we are pleased to recognize the accomplishments of those who contribute to that reputation,” said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation. “HSF’s Preservation Awards bring due attention to people and projects that fulfill our mission of protecting and preserving Savannah’s heritage.”
Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Awards recognize projects and individual achievements falling within the areas of restoration, rehabilitation, new construction, stewardship, craftsmanship and archaeology. Projects must have been completed within the last three years and may include projects previously nominated but not selected. Nominations are open only to Historic Savannah Foundation members. Self-nominations are acceptable.
HSF Preservation Awards will be judged for the success they have achieved in the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and interpretation of architectural and cultural heritage. The general evaluation criteria include: quality and degree of difficulty; degree to which the nominee’s project or effort is unusual or pioneering; and the ultimate positive impact the project or effort has on the community.
Historic Savannah Foundation is a nonprofit historic preservation organization established in 1955 in order to save the 1820 Isaiah Davenport House from demolition. From this initial project, Historic Savannah Foundation launched a Revolving Fund which has since saved 360+ buildings.
The mission of Historic Savannah Foundation is to preserve and protect Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement. For more information, visit www.myHSF.org or www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org.
2016 marked a year of many noteworthy anniversaries for historic preservation and Savannah. HSF celebrated the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act, and especially the 50th anniversary of Savannah’s designation as a National Historic Landmark District, as well as the National Park Service Centennial.
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