The Historic Petersburg Foundation, Inc. announced and honored its 2009 Preservation Award winners at its annual membership meeting at Petersburg’s Union Station on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Willie Graham, Petersburg resident and architectural curator for Colonial Williamsburg, was the featured speaker. His topic was “Preservation in Transition – Where Do We Go From Here?” He […]
The Historic Petersburg Foundation, Inc. announced and honored its 2009 Preservation Award winners at its annual membership meeting at Petersburg’s Union Station on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Willie Graham, Petersburg resident and architectural curator for Colonial Williamsburg, was the featured speaker. His topic was “Preservation in Transition – Where Do We Go From Here?” He challenged preservationists here and elsewhere to face the many challenges and opportunities of the 21st century with an open and creative spirit.
According to Dulaney Ward, chairman of the awards committee, “HPF started the Annual Preservation Awards in 1986 to publicly recognize and thank the many individuals and companies throughout our city who make significant contributions to preserving our rich historical and architectural heritage.” He added, “It is the Preservation Awards Committee’s hope that winners of these awards will serve as examples and advisors to everyone interested in preservation and historical research projects throughout the city in order to prevent any further loss to Petersburg’s 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century architectural treasures, and in order to expand knowledge of Petersburg’s rich history.”
Preservation Volunteer of the Year Awards were given to Kitty Gwaltney, Boolie Syme and Garland Tompkins. The Governmental/Public Servant Award went to Christopher Stevenson, for his leadership of the Golden Ball archeology project. The Craftsman/Artisan Award went to Kenneth L. Ziegelheafer (recently deceased), which was accepted by his sister, Yvonne Brandon.
Preservationist of the Year Awards were given to Bettie Guthrie and Betty Steele for their work with the Lee Park/Wilcox Watershed Conservancy project. Dirk Philipsen, Christina Proenza-Coles, Wesley C. Hogan, Amina Luqman-Dawson, Lucious Edwards and Beverly Hawkins received Petersburg Heritage Awards, for their work in conserving, exploring, writing about, recording and publishing work focusing on Petersburg’s history.
The newly named Charles J. DuBois Sustaining Preservationist Award was granted to David Reames, Jr., former HPF president and trustee, for his work on the Appomattox River Heritage Signage Trail and for his earlier work on the restoration of the Baird House and many other numerous preservation projects throughout the city.
Also presented at the meeting were the Architectural Preservation & Restoration Awards, which were given to Sidney Scott and Christopher Brown for 110 Marshall Street; Wayne Funk for 8 W. Old Street; Cherry Turner for 416 Grove Avenue; S&S Construction for 214 N. Dunlop Street – Dunlop Street Lofts, LLC; E. Isaac Ward for 205 Davis Street; Joe and Beth Battiston for 411 Cockade Alley; and Carol Anna Meese and Mark Sprenkle for 27 Bolllingbrook Street.
A Special Achievement Award was presented to Pam Covil, HPF’s sole staff member for nearly 13 years, for her extraordinary dedication and effectiveness in that role.
HPF also announced its new officers to the board at its annual meeting. Officers for the 2009-2010 fiscal year are: Ken Roy, president; Ben Greenbaum, first vice president, Guy Becker, III, treasurer, Kitty Gwaltney, secretary, Boolie Syme, membership committee chair, Patrick Varga, real estate committee chair and Bob Kennedy, history committee chair.
The following trustees were elected to serve three-year terms: Debra Robles, Pam Roberts and Rob White. They join HPF trustees Guy Becker, III, Patrick Varga, Joseph Battiston, Virginius Bragg, Patrick Hagerich, Bob Kennedy, Peggy Lee, Ken Roy, Lee Stith, Boolie Syme, Dulaney Ward, Jr., Charles Cuthbert, Jr., Suzanne DuBois, Benjamin Greenbaum, Kitty Gwaltney, Beverly Rivers and Garland Tompkins who are currently serving.
HPF is a non-profit organization dedicated to leading the preservation and restoration of Petersburg’s historic architecture and neighborhoods and to telling their story.
For more information on the presentation, call HPF at (804) 732-2096.