Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Northern Kentucky cities honor best in preservation

In celebration of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Preservation Month, Northern Kentucky's three Certified Local Government cities have presented awards for their best examples of environmentally and economically sustainable development.

The 2010 River Cities Preservation Awards, held at Covington's Artisans Enterprise Center last Thursday, highlighted the most outstanding preservation projects completed during the 2009 calendar year in Covington, Newport, and Bellevue.

Covington winners include:

Newport winners include:
Bellevue winners include:
  • Residential rehabilitation: 251 Berry Avenue, Monica and Robert Kreiling;
  • Mixed-use/commercial rehabilitation: 400 Fairfield Avenue (Hilde's Gallery), Tyler Hildenbrand.
For the first time, Covington presented the Karen and Peter Rafuse award in recognition of individual dedication to the preservation of Covington's architectural and cultural heritage. Karen Rafuse is the first person recognized with the award.

Administered by the National Park Service and each state's historic preservation office, the Certified Local Government Program is a preservation partnership between local, state and national governments focused on promoting historic preservation at the grassroots level.

Photo of 503 E 4th Street, Newport courtesy of Emily Jarzen, historic preservation specialist, City of Newport.

Previous reading on BC:
Covington HPO seeks nominations for River Cities awards (3/31/10)
River Cities Preservation Awards next Wednesday (5/14/09)
Covington accepting nominations for preservation awards (3/14/08)