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City of Fayetteville Preservation Awards Ceremony, 2012
On May 3, 2012 the Fayetteville Historic District Commission will celebrate historic preservation month with an event honoring individuals and organizations focused on historic preservation. The award ceremony will take place at 6:00 p.m. on the steps of 1 E. Center Street during First Thursday.
The City of Fayetteville Preservation Awards are given each year to recognize efforts to protect and preserve, and adaptively reuse Fayetteville’s historically significant structures. Historic preservation is crucial in retaining a community’s character, identity and evolution. Preservation and restoration can be an effective tool for economic development and revitalization, achieving urban sustainability through reducing waste and emissions, and maintaining property values.
The Historic District Commission is pleased to recognize these wonderful projects.
Richard Alexander and Greg House will receive the Neighborhood and Heritage Award for their efforts to preserve and adaptively reuse The Dickson Street Inn. Formerly a Victorian home c. 1894 the building had been divided up and used as a duplex and for retail space before being remodeled into a 10-room boutique hotel.
The University of Arkansas will receive the Best Preservation Practices Award for its efforts to restore and rehabilitate Peabody Hall. A team from the University of Arkansas, consulting architects Schwartz/Silver Architects, Inc. (Boston, MA), construction company East-Harding, Inc. (Little Rock, AR), and Allison Architects, Inc. (Fayetteville, AR) developed design solutions that would respect and restore the historic character of Peabody Hall and at the same time, provide a state-of-the art facility for preparing teachers for the 21st Century classroom.