SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Preservation Trust is conducting its annual awards ceremony on Sept. 30 to honor organizations and individuals for historic renovations.
The event it will be held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, and offered as a livestream on Facebook at 7 p.m.
The Preservation Awards honor individuals and organizations that help restore and preserve historic places in Springfield.
The Donald Courtemanche Award for Restoration will go to:
- Listen Lynda LLC for the adaptive reuse of the historic Masonic Temple at 339 State St.
- The city of Springfield for the restoration of the front stairs and decorative cornice at the Springfield Central Library, 220 State St.
- DevelopSpringfield for the restoration of the Trinity Block, now known as the Springfield Innovation Center, at 276 Bridge St.
- Icarian Real Estate Advisors for restoration of 120 Mill St.
- Caron Management for stabilization of 116-120 Longhill St.
- Jesse & Emila Lederman for
Historic preservation awards salute a wine-filled grain elevator, updated factories and other cool restorations (before, after photos)
People who revitalize historic buildings are being honored by the preservation organization Restore Oregon for the impact their improvements have made on their communities.
Recipients of the coveted 2020 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation demonstrated how restoring and updating architectural and cultural sites can create housing that is affordable, incubate new businesses and combat climate change through re-use, explains Peggy Moretti, Restore Oregon’s executive director.
Each of the 11 teams of architects, engineers, designers, contractors, developers, property owners and community leaders selected for the award are being spotlighted in a video released on restoreoregon.org and @restoreoregon.
A virtual event, the DeMuro Awards @Home, will take place on Oct. 22.
Since the program started in 2013, award-winning teams were celebrated at the Restoration Celebration Gala. The fundraising event will be online this year to due to coronavirus pandemic.
Registration is free with a suggested donation of $35. Supporters