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Mayor Fenty Honors Excellence in Historic Preservation

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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