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Mayor Fenty Honors Excellence in Historic Preservation

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Press Advisory for Immediate Release

(Washington, DC) Mayor Adrian M. Fenty last night presented 12 awards to individuals and local organizations for exemplary work and commitment to historic preservation at the Fifth Annual Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation at the recently restored Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street, NE.

“These awards are about more than beautiful buildings and attention to detail,” said Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. “What we are honoring tonight is the vision these people have shown by recognizing the important role historic preservation plays in building great places and great neighborhoods.”

The honorees include:

Individual Lifetime Achievement

  • John G. Parsons, associate regional director of the National Park Service

Excellence in Community Involvement

  • Joy Ford Austin, executive director of the DC Community Heritage Project of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC

Excellence in Public Education

  • Edwin Fountain and Joan Brierton of the DC Modern Symposium of the DC Preservation League

Excellence in Archeology

  • Archeology Survey at the Walter C. Pierce Community Park by Howard University and the Kalorama Citizens Association

Excellence in Design–Restoration and Rehabilitation

  • Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE
  • Murch Elementary School Cupola Restoration, 4810 36th Street, NW
  • Republic of Turkey Ambassador’s Residence, 1606 23rd Street, NW
  • Summit Grand Parc Former Mine Workers Building, 1500 I Street, NW
  • Wisconsin Avenue Bridge Restoration, Georgetown National Landmark Historic District

Excellence in Design–New Construction

  • Sledmere House, 1000 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award

  • Carroll Square, 921-935 F Street, NW

Historic Preservation Review Board Chairman’s Award for Law and Public Policy

  • Elizabeth Rugaber, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman