Fayetteville Historic Preservation Awards

Awards

This year marks the eleventh City of Fayetteville Historic Preservation Awards program presented by the Historic District Commission to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and commend projects, organizations and individuals that have displayed an outstanding commitment to historic preservation in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The 2024 awards will recognize projects that represent one or more of the following:

  • Quality work and the practice of preservation techniques in restoring, rehabilitation, preserving or reusing a building, site, structure or landscape in the spirit of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards.
  • An individual's or organization's outstanding and exemplary service in historic preservation, which may include funding/fundraising for preservation, instructing others in the field of preservation, advocacy for the preservation and/or protection of historic structure or landscapes and promoting projects, promotions or public policies that advance the interest of preserving the cultural heritage and history of a community.

Now Open: 2024 Historic Preservation Awards Application

The application period for the 2024 Historic Preservation Awards is currently open and will close on Friday, April 5 at 5:00 pm. Please submit the nomination form by the April 5 deadline to be considered: 2024 Historic Preservation Awards Application.

Past Winners

2023

  • Adaptive Reuse Award – Feed and Folly, Ann Hamilton with Roots Design & Development
  • Award for Historic Rehabilitation – Pete Pendley
  • Historic Restoration Award – The Washington County Historical Society
  • Award in Historical Research – Fall 2022 Service Learning Environmental and Community Adaptations Course, Dr. Carrie Nelms
  • Award in Historic Preservation Promotion – Maylon Rice
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation – Marilyn Heifner

2020

  • Best Preservation Practices Award - The Ellis Building, Terry & Renee Hunt Family

2018

  • Best Preservation Practices Award – The Square Book: An Illustrated History of the Fayetteville Square, 1828-2016 by Tony Wappel with J.B. Hogan
  • Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Jerry Hogan

2017

  • Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Greg Herman

2016

  • Best Practices Award – The University of Arkansas and Allison Architects for The Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center
  • Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Anthony J. Wappel

2015

  • Best Practices Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Bonnie Davis for the Davidson House
  • Best Practices Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Washington County Historical Society for Headquarters House Smokehouse
  • Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Washington County Historical Society for Historic Walking Tour Brochure

2014

  • Best Practices Award – The Butt Family for Deepwood House
  • Best Practices Award – Bob & Patty Besom for Tharp House
  • Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Frank Sharp for Mt. Kessler Preserve
  • Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Tiffany King & John Cooper for Oaks Cemetery Documentary
  • Partner in Preservation Award – Kate Johnson for the Clinton House Museum

2013

  • Best Practices Award – Mock-Fulbright House Restoration
  • Best Practices Award – Arsaga’s Adaptive Re-Use
  • Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – “Up Among the Hills” film directed by Larry Foley
  • Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – History Minute Video Series produced by Fritz Gisler
  • Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Project Fayetteville Digital Image Archive maintained by the Fayetteville Public Library
  • Preservation Award Honorable Mention – Starbucks coffee shop historical photos display at 2117 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

2012

  • Neighborhood and Heritage Award – Richard Alexander and Greg House for The Dickson Street Inn
  • Best Preservation Practices Award – The University of Arkansas for Peabody Hall

2011

  • Neighborhood Heritage Award – Kristina Jones and the Fayetteville Strategic Planning Department for the Walker Park Neighborhood Plan
  • Respectful New Addition – Jacobs Newell Company for 522 South Church
  • Best Preservation Practices – Polk, Stanley, Wilcox Architects for the Historic Washington County Courthouse
  • Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Paula Marinoni
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation – Charles Alison