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Nominations Now Being Taken for Historic Preservation Awards

Nominate any individual, business, organization, building, or completed project that deserves local recognition in one of the three categories by March 1.

The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission established three awards this year to recognize outstanding historic preservation achievements in Montclair.

Nominate any individual, business, organization, building, or completed project which you think deserves local recognition in one of the three categories:

  • Bricks and Mortar Preservation Award: For excellence in the preservation and restoration of historic buildings, interpretation of architectural features and compatible design in new construction, and adaptive reuse of historic structures. Judging standards include architectural integrity and compatibility, successful adaptation or continued use of a historic structure, quality of construction, craftsmanship, and/or technical excellence. All nominated projects must be located in town and must have been completed by Jan. 1, 2013.
  • Preservation Service Award: For outstanding achievement in and support for furthering the aims of historic preservation in town, including research, development, planning, advocacy, and local community leadership. Individuals, businesses, and organizations are eligible. All nominated individuals must live or work in Montclair. All nominated businesses and organizations must be primarily located in town.
  • Preservationist of the Year Award: This award is for extraordinary contributions to the better understanding of the township's history and to the preservation of Montclair’s historic architectural fabric. The individual will be recognized for furthering public education of the town’s history and promoting its historic preservation through major projects, undertakings, offices or positions held, and the duration of the nominee’s significant accomplishments

A nomination form can be found and downloaded here.

The deadline for submission is March 1.

The award certificates will be presented at a Montclair Historic Preservation Commission hearing on May 23.  

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