May is Preservation Month, an effort spearheaded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that began in 1971 as Preservation Week and was expanded to a month-long celebration in 2005.
In Pasadena, historic preservation month has been celebrated since 2004 with an annual awards program that recognizes positive contributions to historic preservation in the city. Awards are given to property owners, designers/architects and contractors for exceptional historic resource restoration or rehabilitation projects. Awards have also been given to recognize individuals that have contributed to multiple projects, for positive infill projects in historic neighborhoods, and for historic preservation educational efforts.
The 2016 Historic Preservation Awards will be held on Thursday May 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Blacker House (1177 Hillcrest Avenue). The Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards from anyone interested in submitting a nomination. Click here: Nomination Form 2016, to download the nomination form as a fillable pdf form and follow the instructions for completing the form and submitting the additional supporting information required. The nomination form also explains the award guidelines and categories. Nominations are due Monday, April 11th by 5:00 pm. We look forward in receiving your nomination! Check this webpage often as it will be updated with more information about the awards event as it becomes available.
Robert Pitcairn Jr. House
Owner: Westridge School for Girls
Council District #6
The Hermitage - The James Craig Adobe
Owner: John Cicerone
Council District #4
Millard Sheets Mural "Tournament of Roses"
Council District #7
1158 North Mar Vista Avenue
Owner: Patrick Lee & Maria Virobik
Council District #2
1570 North Holliston Avenue
Owners: Shikun Karl Yeh & Deborah Maurie Beaser
Case Study House #10
Owner: Diance Kawashima & Timm Morris
Council district #6
Lincoln Restaurant / Retail-Office
Owner: Michael Bollenbacher, Christine Moore. Pam Perkins & Robert Yamamoto
Council District #1
La Casita Del Arroyo
Owner: City of Pasadena, Public Works Department
Owners: Park Place Commercial, LP
Exhibition Hall- Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Owners: City of Pasadena / Pasadena Center Operating Company
Click here to download a chart of all past award recipients from 2004-2014.