2013 Preservation Achievement Award Honorees

From historic trees to tile roofs, from the Navy Yard to Nicetown, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has announced 21 projects, people, and community groups from across the region to receive this year’s Preservation Achievement and Special Recognition awards at an event on May 15.

Philadelphia Honorees:

  • Angle Smithery Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (Kitty Hawk Avenue and S. 16th Street)
  • Awbury Arboretum GIS Tree Mapping Project (1 Awbury Road)
  • Kimpton Hotel Monaco (433 Chestnut Street)
  • Overbrook School for the Blind Roof Restoration (6333 Malvern Avenue)
  • Pennsylvania State Office Building (1400 Spring Garden Street) 
  • Robert Morris Building (1701 Arch Street)
  • Rodin Museum (21st St. & Ben Franklin Pkwy)
  • Sakura Centennial Pavilions (100 N. Horticultural Drive)
  • St. Mark’s Church Lady Chapel (1625 Locust Street) 
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial (301 Pine Street)
  • United States Custom House (200 Chestnut Street)
  • Woodmere Art Museum’s Founder’s Gallery (9201 Germantown Avenue)


  • James Biddle Award for lifetime achievement in historic preservation: John Andrew Gallery
  • Public Service Award for preservation in the public interest: Preservation Pennsylvania
  • Rhoda and Permar Richards Award for service to the Preservation Alliance: Marian Kornilowicz
  • Community Action Awards for achievement by community organizations: Friends of the Wissahickon  For efforts to restore historical structures and trails throughout the park and continued stewardship of the Valley Green Inn. Nicetown Community Development Corporation  For successful advocacy for restoration of the Wayne Junction Train Station and support of the Wayne Junction National Register Historic District.
Additional photo credits: Overbrook School for the Blind, by SYJ79, in EOTS Flickr Group; The Robert Morris Building, by Theresa Stigale, EOTS Flickr Group

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