Historic Preservation Awards
Biennially, the Providence Preservation Society recognizes projects, people, and initiatives that contribute to the organization’s mission and vision for Providence. Awards are selected by an independent jury and the PPS Board of Trustees.
As an organization that celebrates a range of interventions, from small to large, we encourage everyone to consider submitting an award nomination.
2019 Award Winners
The 2019 Preservation Awards were held on November 21, 2019 and celebrated projects completed during the preceding two years.
The Pavilion at Grace, 300 Westminster Street
60 King, 60 King Street
The Winslow Building, 225 Weybosset Street
Bomes Theatre, 1017 Broad Street
A.T. Cross Building, 53 Warren Street
Almy Street School, 14 Meader Street
WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street
Providence River Pedestrian Bridge
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Our “Fan Favorite” award winner, voted on by members of the community, was the Kendrick-Prentice-Tirocchi House (aka Wedding Cake House) at 514 Broadway. This ambitious and complete interior and exterior revitalization of a threatened grand Victorian gem was undertaken by Dirt Palace, a women’s art collective, Jon Chambers Architects, and the Wedding Cake House Advisory Council. Support for the project was provided by local businesses, public and private foundations, and the Providence arts community. The building will serve as living space for an artist-in-residence program.
Additionally, PPS celebrated Point225, the Wexford Building at 225 Dyer Street, for its leadership in new construction, and landscape architect Adam Anderson for his place-making designs at The Living Edge on S. Water Street and 10,000 Suns on Parcel 5 in the I-195 District. PPS honors the Jewelry District Association for their neighborhood advocacy and leadership.
PPS recognized 95 Lofts at 95 Chestnut Street and Case-Mead Lofts at 76 Dorrance Street, in addition to 60 King, Almy Street School, Winslow Building, and WaterFire Arts Center above, for successful use of state and federal historic tax credits, vitally important financial incentives in historic preservation.
Our Awards Jury featured preservation and design professionals from New Orleans:
A New Orleans resident for more than a decade, and a graduate of Tulane’s Preservation Studies program, Danielle Del Sol was recently named the Executive Director of the city’s Preservation Resource Center. Formerly the editor of Preservation in Print magazine, Del Sol also teaches a “Preservation Advocacy” course at Tulane, and serves on the Central Business District Historic District Landmarks Commission.
A graduate of Tulane’s School of Architecture, Lary Hesdorffer had a 35 year career with the City of New Orleans in preservation and planning activities that included serving as executive director for all three of the city’s historic district commissions. During a six year hiatus away from New Orleans, he was the Senior Director of Properties for the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Over the years, he has appeared before a wide variety of professional, educational and civic groups, and has authored numerous articles about historic buildings, preservation and planning.
Camille Jones Strachan is an attorney in private practice in New Orleans. A Trustee Emerita of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, she is also a founding and former board member of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, the for-profit subsidiary of NTHP. Her long-time interest in neighborhood revitalization led to her service on the board of Felicity Redevelopment, focused on the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans.
A native New Orleanian, Peter Trapolin, FAIA is the founding principal of Trapolin-Peer Architects and has dedicated nearly four decades of professional experience to the city he calls home. He attended Tulane’s School of Architecture where he received the Moise Goldstein Award honoring his historic preservation work as well as the AIA Scholastic Award for Excellence in the study of architecture. In 2017 Peter was recognized with AIA’s prestigious fellowship designation for his exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society as a whole.