By Ellen de Saint Phalle, Member, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy
Sep. 27, 2017: The Bronxville Historical Conservancy ("BHC") is seeking nominations for the 2017 Preservation Award. Established in 2015, this award recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have strengthened the fabric of the Bronxville community through exceptional commitment to preserving an understanding of its rich past and unique character.
Projects eligible for this award must be complete at the time of submission and fall within at least one of seven specific categories: architectural restoration, conservation of architectural elements, renovations and additions, garden and landscape design, craftsmanship and fine arts, preservation of the historical record, and stewardship and advocacy. Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017.
"We are eager to review submissions again this year," said BHC co-chair Erin Saluti. "The quality of projects the committee is fortunate enough to review demonstrates a high level of interest and care in the stewardship of the village. The award is intended to celebrate and foster this spirit." The People's Bank received the inaugural 2015 award for the restoration of its clock, and Houlihan Lawrence received the 2016 award for its restoration of the Prescott Farm Gate Lodge at 4 Valley Road," which houses the company's historic offices.
Nominations for projects must include the name and location of the project and contact information for all project owners, architects, contractors, and craftspersons. Submissions should also include a one- to two-page narrative explaining the history of the project, the category for which the project is being nominated, its historical significance, and how it reflects the unique character of Bronxville. Supporting documents and digital images are strongly encouraged. All should be clearly labeled and mailed to The Bronxville Historical Conservancy, P.O. Box 989, Bronxville, NY 10708, Attention: Chair, Preservation Award Committee.
Detailed entry information and instructions are available on the conservancy's website, www.bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org.
The winning project (or projects) will be announced at The Bronxville Historical Conservancy's annual meeting and holiday party on December 13 at Siwanoy Country Club.
Pictured here: Members of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy and Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate Management in front of the Little White Cottage accepting a preservation award for preserving the historic landmark.
Photo by Robert Shaw