Saturday, February 28, 2015

Historic Preservation Awards

From the Metropolitan Historical Commission:

The Metropolitan Historical Commission is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for the 40th Annual Preservation Awards on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Nominations are due Friday, March 13, 2015. Pleases share this with your friends and neighbors in your community, and help your neighborhood be recognized this year.

Historic residential neighborhoods have produced a large number of past nominees and award winners, and we look forward to recognizing excellent rehabilitation work across the county again this year. The public is invited to submit any building or structure in Davidson County, built before 1960, that has been restored, rehabilitated, or carefully maintained over time. The Awards also recognize well-designed new construction that harmonizes with a historic environment (infill category).

Categories for nominations include:
  • Residential (single-family and multi-family)
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Religious Properties
  • Engineering and Industrial Structures
  • Educational and Institutional Buildings
  • Infill (NEW construction located within a context of historic architecture)

Nominations will be judged on their architectural merit and/or historical interest, soundness of condition, creativity in adaptation for contemporary use, and sensitivity to historic architectural character. All nominated properties will be featured in an awards ceremony at the Nashville Public Library on Thursday, May 28, 2015, where the winners will be announced. A reception will follow on the 30th floor of the newly renovated L&C Tower (401 Church Street).

Nomination forms are available through the Metropolitan Historical Commission website ( or by calling the Historical Commission at 615-862-7970. Photos of past winners can also be seen at the website. 

Completed forms are due Friday, March 13, 2015