Award winners represent the best in historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and advocacy.
November 15, 2013 (Durham, NC) – Preservation Durham, Inc., recently handed out 11 awards to exemplary projects and special individuals who have contributed to the preservation of the Bull City’s architectural heritage during its 2013 Preservation Awards ceremony.
This year’s Neighborhood Conservation Awards, which honor projects that contribute to the historic fabric of Durham neighborhoods, went to:
> The Cookery at 1101 West Chapel Hill Street, the transformation of a ca. 1920 building into a commercial
kitchen for food entrepreneurs and an event space. Owners: Nick Hawthorne-Johnson and Rochelle Johnson; Architect: Center Studio Architecture, Durham; Contractor: Nick Hawthorne- Johnson, Rochelle Johnson, and Dane Thompson.
> Habitat For Humanity, for the organization’s work in renovating vacant houses in East Durham’s historic neighborhoods.
> The Five Points Building at 101-109 East Chapel Hill Street, a creative adaptive re-use of a large Second Empire building on a long-neglected corner of a downtown neighborhood. Owners: Center Studio Architecture, The Cupcake Bar, Bullseye Bicycle, and Pizzeria Toro, David Scarborough, Erin and Todd Mosier, and Dale and Jean Mosier; Architect: Center Studio Architecture; Contractor: Lee Street Contractors.
The Five Points Building
> The ca. 1930 garage at 1506 Hermitage Court, an excellent example of preserving and restoring a small but important historic feature within the architectural fabric of the Forest Hills neighborhood. Owners: Kevin and Julie Witte; Contractor: Stephen McDevitt.
Preservation Durham’s Pyne Awards are presented to both homeowners and commercial property owners for sensitive restoration projects that preserve Durham’s historic architecture and architectural heritage. This year’s Pyne Awards winners were:
> Homeowners Charlene Reiss and Mark Hazelrigg for the 1935 Gamble House at 1307 North Mangum, a sensitive, authentic rehabilitation of Durham’s first Modernist building and one of very few International Style buildings in the city.Contractor: Kevin Svara of Svara Restoration.
> Jay Munro and David Parker of Riverbank Construction for restoring and updating the Colonial Revival-style house at 2002 West Club Boulevard. Owners: Joseph Blocher and Marin Levy; Architect: Ron Wilde; Contractor: Munro Parker.
> Homeowners Miles and Catherine Miles Honeycutt, for their thoughtful restoration of the 1927 bungalow at 1809 Bivens Street. Contractor: Miles Honeycutt of Longleaf Building and Restoration.
> Homeowners Kevin and Darlene Davis for renovating the ca. 1920 colonial revival, two-story brick house at 1011 Gloria Avenue in the historic Trinity Park neighborhood. Contractor: Deanna Crossman; Interior Design: Nicole Baxter.
> Self Help Credit Union for envisioning and shepherding the transformation of the former East Durham Graded School (ca. 1910), a Local Historic Landmark at 107 South Drive Street, into the Maureen Joy Charter School. Owners: Maureen Joy Charter School, Self-Help Credit Union; Architect: Belk Architecture; Contractor: CT Wilson Construction.
Advocacy Awards are given to individuals or groups who have contributed to the public discussion of Durham’s architecture and history, have lobbied for effective preservation policies, or have otherwise championed the recognition and retention of Durham’s historic resources. The 2013 Advocacy Award winner is John Martin, a retired history professor at Durham Tech Community College who has guided several historic houses through extensive renovations. Martin has also served as president of InterNeighborhood Council, or INC, an organization combining community advocacy efforts across several historic neighborhoods in Durham.
Preservation Durham also presented its first People’s Choice Award this year. The public was invited to vote on a favorite adaptive reuse project in the city. The 2013 winner is Cocoa Cinnamon at 420 West Geer Street, a tea and coffee shop located within an old gas station. Owners: Leon Grodski de Barrera and Areli Barrera de Grodski; Developer: Bob Chapman; Designer: David Solow.
For more detailed information on the 2013 Preservation Awards winners, go to http://preservationdurham.org/programs/awards/2013-preservation-award-winners/.