By Ellen C. de Saint Phalle, Member, Board of Directors, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy
Sep. 18, 2019: The Bronxville Historical Conservancy (BHC) is seeking nominations for the 2019 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 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 30, 2019.
Previous BHC preservation awards have been presented to People’s United Bank for the restoration of the 1920s Gramatan National Bank Clock; Houlihan Lawrence for the exterior renovation of 4 Valley Road, the Prescott Farm Gate Lodge; the Bronxville Public Library Art Collection; and The Bronxville Public School for its interior renovation of the auditorium.
Nominations for projects must include the name and location of the project and contact information for all project owners, architects, contractors, and crafts persons. 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 in December.
Photo courtesy The Bronxville Historial Conservancy
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