Each year the Brookings Historic Preservation Commission, in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office, celebrates the best of preservation by presenting Mayor’s Awards to individuals, organizations or businesses whose work on Brookings’ properties demonstrate achievements in historic preservation. These efforts include homeowners who save and maintain important Brookings’ landmarks, as well as business owners who sensitively blend new construction in historic districts. All demonstrate commitment, leadership and achievements worthy of recognition.
Eligible projects involve the rehabilitation of older homes, businesses or rental properties judged on consistency in style, materials appropriate to the date of construction, quality of workmanship and sensitivity to the environment. Nominations are solicited from the community throughout the year with official requests for nominations in April.
This year, Mayor Reed and the Brookings Historic Preservation Commission will present the following three awards:
Old Market, 424 5th Street, “Commercial Adaptive Reuse”
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 726 6th Street, “Historically Sensitive Addition”
The Brownstone Restaurant & Lounge, 313 Main Avenue, “Interior Restoration”
The Mayor’s Awards for Historic Preservation presentation will be held in conjunction with the Butler Human Rights Award and the ABLE Awards at the Brookings High School Cafeteria on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the program beginning at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Hors d’oeuvres and cake will be served.
Please see below for additional information on the winners.