Monday, December 7, 2009

CPA announces preservation award winners

The Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) has announced the winners of its 2009 Preservation Awards, presented last month at its annual meeting.

A Rehabilitation Award was presented for the renovation of "Les Tours", on Keys Crescent in East Walnut Hills. The five-year remodeling project removed much of the 1950s-era "updates", restoring the house to the elegance it enjoyed in the 1860s when it was built for haberdasher and gold mine heir Otto Luedeking and his wife Catherine.

A second Rehabilitation Award was presented for 2312 Park Avenue in Walnut Hills, a Queen Anne-style residence built around 1865 and once the home of dry goods merchant Henry Pogue of the H. & S. Pogue Company, now housing the offices of landscape architects Vivian Llambi & Associates.

The City of Cincinnati, 3CDC, and Over-the-Rhine Foundation trustee and neighborhood resident Danny Klingler were presented with a Special Recognition Award for Meiner Flats, a long-vacant building at 1500-1502 Vine Street that was destined for the wrecking ball in 2008. Klingler helped lead an effort that raised more than $5,000 to preserve the building, which convinced the City to spend demolition funds on its stabilization.

Elizabeth Meyer, librarian at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, received an Education Award for her documentation of Mid-Century Modernist architecture and interiors in the Cincinnati region, creating an archive of original documents, drawings, and photographs that were in danger of being lost forever.

Other award recipients included the Veraestau Historic Site in Aurora (Sustainability Award) and the Rookwood Pottery Company in Over-the-Rhine (Craftsmanship Award).

Previous reading on BC:
Rookwood Pottery 'pushing the limits' with new Over-the-Rhine headquarters (7/6/09)
Inside Rookwood Pottery (7/6/09)
CPA Annual Meeting this Sunday (11/6/08)
What becomes of Meiner Flats donations? (9/23/08)
Cincinnati approves $187K for Meiner Flats stabilization agreement (9/18/08)