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Preservation Awards

2016 Preservation Awards
The City of Gloucester recognizes individuals, nonprofit corporations, and agencies who have - through their time, effort, and spirit - contributed to the preservation of the City's deep cultural history in a myriad of ways.  Recipients may have contributed by:
  • Preserving a property of historical significance in age, style, or use
  • Restored using traditional methods or materials
  • Preserved historical integrity or appearance
  • Preserved neighborhood history through research, writing, or art
  • Protected an asset from present threat or future harm
  • Completed by an individual, family, group, community advocacy, or fundraising

Categories for the Preservation Award include:
  • Archeology
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Stewardship
  • Education and outreach
  • Landscape preservation
  • Restoration and rehabilitation
  • Local preservationist
  • Individual lifetime achievement
  • Documentation of Gloucester's history 

 The City is eternally grateful for the efforts and dedication of all those who contribute to its beauty, significant history, and culture.

Recipients whom have been bestowed the Preservation Award:

  1. Chester Brigham, in the category of Documentation of Gloucester History, for his book, Phoenix of the Seas: the Ernestina-Morrissey
  2. Robert Trott and Craig J. Anderson, in the categories of Restoration and Rehabilitation and Education and Outreach, for their Eagle Scout projects enhancing Veterans' memorials
  3. Juni Van Dyke, in the category of Education and Outreach, for her Neighborhood Quilt project, conducted through the Rose Baker Senior Center
  4. Mark Carlotto, in the categories of Archaeology and Landscape Preservation, for his research and advocacy for Dogtown Common and the Native solar observatory on Poles Hill
  5. Paul St. Germain, in the category of Documentation of Gloucester History, for his book Cape Ann Granite
  6. Ken Breen, in the category of Restoration and Rehabilitation, for the restoration of his Queen Anne style home at 159 Essex Avenue
  7. Martin Ray, in the category of Documentation of Gloucester History, for his blog, Notes from Halibut Point
  8. Jason Grow, in the category of Education and Outreach, for his photographs of Gloucester's World War II veterans
  9. The Fish Shack Building Committee and the Lane's Cove Historical Association, in the category of Restoration and Rehabilitation, for their collaboration resurrection of the historic Lane's Cove Fish Shack

2017 Preservation Awards

  1. Joseph Napolitano - restored and preserved many historically significant buildings
  2. Sarah Dunlap - City Archivist
  3. Harold Burnham - Boat builder and preservationist
  4. Marietta Delahunt 972-974 Washington Street, Sargent-Robinson house
  5. Charles and George King - efforts to find funding for the restoration of a local relic
  6. Mariana Vaida - Architect who bought and restored 567 Essex Avenue 1802
  7. Gloucester Writers Center - achievement in establishing the Maud/Olson Library
  8. Bing McGilvray for contribution to Gloucester's history in the category of Education and Outreach
  9. Captain Ray Bates' publication of Shipwrecks North of Boston: Volume 2 - Cape Ann on the history of shipwrecks in the area
  10. Christine and Paul Lundberg have restored the historic Lundberg family home on Bridgewater Street in Annisquam
  11. Melanie Murray-Brown and her husband Mark also lovingly restored their antique house at 7 Fremont Street in Rocky Neck. The house is also known as the Amos-Rackliffe House
  12. Betty and John Erkkila for their book on the history of Lanesville titled Souvenirs of Lanesville
  13. Local Historic District Commission recognizes a local preservation effort in its purview. HDC chairman David Porper chose the Cape Ann Museum for special recognition for its restoration of the historically authentic leaded-glass windows in the White-Ellery House

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