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2008 Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award Recipients



The Ohio Historic Preservation Office Awards have been presented annually since 1983 on the basis of nominations from throughout the state. Awards are presented in two categories: Public Education and Awareness, and Preservation Merit.

The Public Education and Awareness Award

Voyager Media Group for Sacred Spaces, a documentary on Cincinnatiís churches, temples, and mosques.

Cleveland Artists Foundation and AIA Cleveland for Cleveland Goes Modern: Design for the Home 1930-1970, an exhibit and programs on mid-20th century modern residential architecture, furnishings, and fine and decorative arts.

The Yellow Table Committee, U.S. Postal Service, and Parma Conservation for raising public awareness and appreciation of the 1943 Waverly Post Office mural by Roy Best, Arrival of the Packet "The Wave," and the process of conserving it.

Central State University for raising awareness of its historic campus buildings and promoting the importance of preserving them as evidence of the university's rich heritage and its legacy of higher education and advancement of African Americans in Ohio and the nation.

The Preservation Merit Award

Greenacres Foundation and ATA Beilharz Architects, LLC / Robert Powell Associates, Inc. for the rehabilitation and adaptive use of the 1924 Julius Fleischmann House at 8400 Blome Rd. in Indian Hill as the Greenacres Art Center.

Case Western Reserve University Alumni Association, Richard L. Bowen & Associates, Inc. and Marous Brothers Construction for the rehabilitation and adaptive use of 11310 Juniper Rd., Cleveland, as the Case Western Reserve University Alumni House.

Emeritus House / Phillis Wheatley Association, Famicos Foundation, Marous Brothers Construction, and Robert P. Madison, International, Inc., for the preservation and rehabilitation of the 1927 Phillis Wheatley Association Building at 4450 Cedar Ave. in Cleveland.

House of Blues, MRN Limited Partnership, Cooper Carey, Inc., Benjamin D. Rickey & Co., City Architecture, and DAS Construction Company for the rehabilitation and adaptive use of the former Woolworth store at Fourth and Euclid in downtown Cleveland as the House of Blues.

Shaker Heights School District, Shaker Schools Foundation, and City Architecture for the rehabilitation of the 1931 Shaker Heights High School Auditorium.

Columbus City Schools, the Columbus Board of Education, and the Columbus Landmarks Foundation for their leadership and collaboration in identifying and rehabilitating the cityís historic school buildings as 21st century learning environments while preserving their historic character.

Columbus City Schools, the Columbus Board of Education, the Ohio School Facilities Commission, and Ricciuti Balog Harris for preserving and rehabilitating the 1893 Ohio Avenue Elementary School at 505 S. Ohio Ave. in Columbus as a 21st century learning environment.

Rickenbacker-Woods, Inc., Columbus Neighborhood Design Assistance Center, Asebrook & Co. Architects and The Durable Restoration Company for preserving and restoring the National Historic Landmark Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker House at 1336 E. Livingston Ave. in Columbus.

Southeast Priority Board and Matrix Architects for the rehabilitation and adaptive use of the historic Carnegie Library at 2160 E. Fifth St. in Dayton.

Sandusky County Commissioners and Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc. for the rehabilitation and adaptive use of the historic Sandusky County Jail and Sheriff's Residence as county offices.

Trumbull County Engineer's Office and The Righter Company, Inc., for the preservation and rehabilitation of the historic Newton Falls Covered Bridge.

Paul J. Ricciuti, FAIA, for his over 40 years of service as an advocate for, and practitioner of, preservation and adaptive use of historic buildings.

David Tschantz and the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation for preserving and restoring the 1869 Zoarville Station Bridge, the last remaining Fink Truss bridge in the United States.

Past Recipients:

For a list of past Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award recipients click here.


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