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Call for Nominations!

Nominate a person, structure or site in Waco for an

Historic Landmark Preservation Excellence Award

*Due by July 27, 2018

What Are the Awards?

The Waco Historic Landmark Preservation Commission created the Preservation Excellence Awards program in the spring of 2005 to increase the community’s awareness of the importance of historic preservation to the City of Waco through recognition of outstanding efforts by individuals, businesses, private institutions, and public entities.

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-- Email Nomination --

Please include:

  • Choose a category of recognition from the list below
  • Structure, site or individual's name
  • Property address (if you're nominating a structure or site)
  • Name & address of the person the nomination is submitted by
  • Contact phone (please include area code)
  • Email address
  • If possible please attach (or enclose if mailing): photographs of the site or structure and /or supporting documentation such as a historical photographic records; information on individuals who have occupied the structure; important events that occurred at the site; and/or evidence of archaeological or anthropological importance of the site.

CATEGORIES OF RECOGNITION:

  • Sustained excellence for structures maintained, but never restored
  • Excellence in restoration
  • Excellence in education
  • Leadership in historic preservation
  • Individuals or organizations
  • Commercial structures (apartments, businesses)
  • Historic sites (locations where important historical events occurred or the location of significant archaeological or anthropological sites)
  • Institutional structures (churches, colleges, schools, universities)
  • Public structures (government buildings)
  • Residential structures (homes)
  • Structures

About the Preservation Excellence Awards

The Waco Historic Landmark Preservation Commission created the Preservation Excellence Awards program in the spring of 2005 to increase the community’s awareness of the importance of historic preservation to the City of Waco through recognition of outstanding efforts by individuals, businesses, private institutions, and public entities.

The Preservation Excellence Awards program is the only one of its kind in McLennan County.  The first ceremony took place on September 14, 2005 at the Madison Cooper House.  Since its establishment, awards have been presented to local preservationists annually.

Preservation Excellence Awards and locally designated historic landmarks differ in their intent.  The Preservation Excellence Awards are intended to encourage, praise and thank local property owners and citizens for their commitment to historic preservation.

Candidates are chosen by the Historic Landmark Preservation Commission and nominations are accepted at any time.

Nominations for the 2018 Preservation Excellence Awards Ceremony must be received by Friday, July 27, 2018.

Categories & Classifications

Criteria

List of Previous Recipients

Nomination Form

About the Historic Landmark Commission

The Historic Landmark Preservation Commission was established in 1999 to adopt and disseminate criteria for the designation of historical, cultural, architectural, archaeological, paleontological and natural landmarks and the delineation of historic districts; provides recommendations on landmarks and historic districts; and increase public awareness of the value of historic preservation.

The Commission consists of 12 members and 1 youth member who are appointed by the City Council.

 

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