By Erin Saluti, Chair, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy
Sep. 19, 2018: The Bronxville Historical Conservancy (BHC) is seeking nominations for the 2018 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 must fall within at least one of the following 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
- Stewardship and advocacy
Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017.
“We are looking forward to accepting nominations for our fourth year of consideration for the preservation award,” said BHC co-chair Erin Saluti. “We are continually impressed by the quality of projects submitted and their demonstration of spirited stewardship within the village.” Previous recipients of the award are The People’s Bank for the restoration of its clock, Houlihan Lawrence for the restoration of the 4 Valley Road “gatehouse” exterior, and the Bronxville Public Library for its art collection.
Nominations for projects must include the name and location of the project and contact information for all project owners, architects, contractors, and craftsmen. 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. Submissions 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 12 at Siwanoy Country Club.
Pictured here: Bronxville Village Hall.
Photo courtesy Erin Saluti, Chair, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy
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