HERITAGE FOUNDATION SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR PRESERVATION AWARDS

 

FRANKLIN, TN-The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County seeks nominations of

outstanding historic preservation projects, including rehabilitations of historic residential and commercial structures and new construction that complements the historic character of the community.

 

Award winners will be recognized at the Foundation’s 45th Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards Monday, May 7, 2012, to be held at the Franklin Theatre at 5:30 p.m.

 

“May is National Historic Preservation month,” said Mary Pearce, Executive Director of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. “The Heritage Foundation can think of no better way to celebrate National Historic Preservation month than by showcasing the preservation efforts in our community with the annual Preservation Awards. After all, preserving Franklin and Williamson County’s rich architectural resources has been accomplished with the preservation of one building or historic site at a time. The Preservation Awards recognize the vision and efforts of those who have saved these community treasures to make sure the place we call home is protected for future generations.”
Preservation Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Residential rehabilitation of a pre-1900 historic property
  • Residential rehabilitation of a post-1900 historic property
  • Commercial rehabilitation of a pre-1900 historic property
  • Commercial rehabilitation of a post-1900 historic property
  • New commercial construction
  • New residential construction
  • New institutional construction

 

Nominated properties will be photographed by the Heritage Foundation, shown in a presentation at the annual meeting and published on the Foundation’s website at www.historicfranklin.com.  You may nominate your own property or nominate someone else’s property with the owner’s permission. Nominations are also welcomed that come from friends and neighbors.

 

To receive a nomination form, call the Heritage Foundation at 615-591-8500 ext. 20 or email

tbarnhill@historicfranklin.com.  It is also available on the Foundation’s website at www.historicfranklin.com.  Applications must be returned to The Heritage Foundation no later than Monday, April 16.

 

The 45-year-old Heritage Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.  To learn more about the Heritage Foundation, visit www.historicfranklin.com.