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2013 Preservation Awards Ceremony

2014 Preservation Awards: Call for Nominations

2013 Award Recipients
Caroline A. Ellis Landscape Award
2013 Award Recipients

The Nantucket Preservation Trust 2014 Preservation Awards: call for nominations will run now through Friday, March 21st at 5:00 PM. The Preservation Awards honor projects, individuals and organizations that have made a positive impact in preserving Nantucket’s historic character. NPT hopes that the awards will continue to encourage proper preservation work, broaden outreach to the building community, and ensure the protection of the island’s historic resources.

The Nantucket Preservation Trust’s 2014 Preservation Awards program, now in its eighth year, recognizes individuals and organizations for historic preservation related projects, stewardship of island landmarks, sensitive landscape design associated with historic buildings, historical renovations and the promotion of traditional building methods. Nominees are reviewed by The Preservation Award committee and then given to the NPT board for final decisions. Award recipients will be notified in April and announced during Preservation Month in May via the Nantucket Preservation Trust website and advertised in The Inquirer & Mirror. The award recipients are annually honored at the Preservation Awards Ceremony, which will be held on June 26th. By recognizing preservation projects and the work of individuals, property owners, design and construction professionals and organizations, the NPT hopes to encourage proper preservation work and broaden outreach to the community.

The Nantucket Preservation Trust is asking for nominations of an individual or organization that qualifies for one of the following award categories: Architectural Preservation, Landscape, Stewardship, Traditional Building Methods and Historical Renovation. All nominations must include nominee's name, location of project and how it supports preservation on the island.


Award Categories & Criteria


Historical Renovation Award:
The Historical Renovation Award recognizes the owner(s) of an historic structure, and when appropriate one or more members of building professionals who assisted in the design and completion of a sensitive new addition to a historic structure. Projects should strictly adhere to the guidelines found in Building With Nantucket in Mind.

Architectural Preservation Award:
The NPT Architectural Preservation Award recognizes the owner(s) of an historic structure, and when appropriate one or more members of building professionals who assisted in the completion of the preservation project. Structures may contain additions that are compatible with the historic sections and include exterior and interior work. In order to qualify for the award, preservation of those portions or features that convey the property’s historical, cultural or architectural values is required.

Landscape Award:
The Caroline A. Ellis Landscape Award recognizes the owner (s) of an historic landscape, and when appropriate one or more individuals associated with the property such as landscape professionals. The award recognizes the careful stewardship or preservation of a Nantucket landscape associated with an historic structure or area, or the completion of a new design that enhances the historic fabric of the community.

Stewardship Award:
The John A. and Katherine Lodge Stewardship Award recognizes an individual, organization or owner(s) of historic property who demonstrate a high degree of commitment to the preservation of the structure(s) and the island. An individual who maintains an historic property or who has played an important part in the preservation of Nantucket also can be nominated for this awards.

Traditional Building Methods Award:
The Traditional Building Method Award recognizes craftspeople who promote traditional building methods or who have made a major contribution to the field of historic preservation on island. Recipients must demonstrate a long-time commitment to one or more traditional building methods such as plastering, carpentry, masonry using lime-mortar, or decorative painting.

For further information and to download a nomination form please visit the NPT website:


Jack Comeau's picture

This isn't a contender for your cause but my novel, Distress Signal, is my ode to the Nantucket of old. Mitchell's and Nantucket Bookworks won't be restocking it until the spring but if you'd like to read it before then, which I hope you will, you can check it out and order it on amazon: Nantucket is my favorite spot of all I've seen on the planet though I've only seen it on the way off season. I hope my novel captures that essence.
Nantucket PreservationTrust's picture

Jack, thanks for sharing your novel's information with us all! It sounds very interesting. I'll make mention of it in the NPT office and make sure to check it out!