Historic York, Inc. identifies, preserves and protects buildings, structures and sites of historical and architectural significance in York County, Pennsylvania. 

Each year Historic York, Inc. recognizes outstanding efforts in Historic Preservation by those individuals, organizations and companies that have gone above and beyond in their preservation activities to restore, rehabilitate or adaptively reuse a historic building.

Historic York, Inc. invites members of community to nominate potential recipients for our annual Historic Preservation Awards. Award winners will be recognized on May 12, 2011 at HYI’s annual Preservation Celebration. Awards are given to individuals, homeowners, commercial property owners/developers, architectural firms, local governments, civic organizations and preservation project team members for efforts that have preserved and protected the architectural character of York County.

Projects associated with nominations must have been completed in 2010 and focus on the rehabilitation of buildings at least 50 years old. Projects must be located within York County. The entry form must be received by April 1, 2011. In addition, please include no fewer than three (3) high resolution digital photographs each of the project before and after.  NOMINATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT PHOTOGRAPHS. There are no entry fees to participate.


Outstanding Domestic Project
Presented to the owner, architect and/or contractor for a residential building which has been preserved, rescued from deterioration and/or restored.

Outstanding Commercial Project
Presented to the owner, architect and/or contractor/developer for a commercial building or complex which has been preserved, rescued from deterioration, restored and/or reused.

Outstanding Adaptive Reuse
Presented to the owner, architect and/or contractor/developer for a preservation effort that has demonstrated creativity and sensitivity in adapting the use while maintaining the architectural integrity of the original building.

Entry Form:  All materials and photographs should be submitted to Alycia Reiten, Historic York, Inc. PO Box 2312, York, PA 17405 or areiten@historicyork.org.  All materials and photographs submitted with nominations will become the property of Historic York and may be used in future publications and presentations and on our web site. For more information, contact Alycia Reiten at 717-843-0320.  Download the form from the Preservation Awards page.   

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 1, 2011. Eligible projects should have been completed in 2010 and should substantially meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Those standards address repairs and alterations which return a property to efficient contemporary use while preserving historical, architectural and cultural values.

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