Annual Meetings and Awards

2017 Preservation Awards

Each May the Heritage Foundation hosts an annual meeting and preservation awards ceremony to recap the past year’s projects and celebrate outstanding historic preservation work in Williamson County.

The 50th Annual Preservation Awards ceremony was held on May 15, 2017 at the Franklin Theatre, and commemorated half a century of preservation work. The reception kicked off at 5:30 with light bites and beverages, with a program that followed.

Awards recognize both rehabilitations of residential and commercial structures, and new construction projects that complement the historic character of Williamson County.

In 2017, the Foundation recognized 13 properties and their owners.  Congratulations to the following:


Commercial & Overall Winner – Mike & Jodi Wolfe with their building at 345 Main Street – Jodi Wolfe pictured with David Garret, HF Board President, architect Don Burke & builder Noel Jones

The building was in need of reconstruction due to a car crashing into the store front. The Wolfe’s chose a historically accurate reconstruction based on photos provided by Williamson County historian, Rick Warwick.  Many of the original parts had to be saved from the dumpster by Mike & Jodi! Many local artisans helped in the restoration.


Residential Winner – Lynn Davis with her family farm pictured with David Garrett, HF Board President & Contractor Carlos Weinheimer

The Bond Farmhouse in Thompson Station – was built around 1900.  It was Lynn’s grandparents home where her mom and uncle grew up.  It was vacant for 18 years and was in terrible shape.  The renovation took 9 months and included maintaining as many of the original features as possible.


The following additional properties received recognition in the 2017 ceremony:

350 3rd Avenue South

Pictured are David Garret; Owners, Harrison Houle’ Schuck & Conrad John Schuck ;

Tye Smith, Bellus Construction Corporation;  Not Pictured is Howard Switzer, Earth & Straw Design

204 3rd Avenue South

Pictured are Howard Switzer, Earth & Straw Design; Owners John & Joy Morris

Not Pictured are Connie Long, Connie Long Interiors & Rusty Womack, Home Services Plus

318 3rd Avenue South

Pictured are David Garret; Owners, Allen & Susie Smith;

Not Pictured are Michael Lee, Lee Restoration LLC & Chisel Workshop

234 5th Avenue North

Pictured are David Garret & Owner, Dr. Arthur Constantine

517 Church Street – Wellspring Financial Solutions of Raymond James;

Pictured are David Garrett; Christine Scruggs,

Not pictured is Michael Lee, Lee Restoration LLC

119 Lewisburg Avenue

Pictured are David Garrett; Owner Roger Walters; C. Kevin Coffey of C. Kevin Coffey Dwellings/Design LLC;

Doug Majors, Majors Construction; Not pictured owner Alan Simms

4683 Columbia Pike  – Homestead Manor

Pictured are David Garrett; Owners Jan & Andy Marshall, A. Marshall Family Foods, Inc.;

J. Cyril Stewart, AIA

933 Columbia Avenue – Autozone #0156

417 Boyd Mill Avenue

 Pictured are David Garrett; Owners, Spence & Lauren Tenny

727 Mt. Hope Street

Pictured is David Garrett.  Not pictured are Owners; Derria Sparkman &

Hard Bargain Association; Crane Builders; Quirk Designs

210 Franklin Road

Pictured are David Garrett; Owners, Lisa F. Gary & Robert Flowers;

Not pictured is Howard Switzer, Earth & Straw Design