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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Bristol Virginia Historic District Preservation Award Program Seeks Nominations For Annual Award

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Bristol Virginia Historic District Preservation Award Program Seeks Nominations For Annual Award

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Historic District Preservation Award in the City of Bristol, Virginia.

Residential and commercial properties within the city’s five historic districts whose owners/developers have engaged in high-quality preservation or maintenance projects are eligible to be nominated.

The Historic District Preservation Award Committee plans to award one property in each of the five historic districts, which are: Euclid Avenue Historic District, Solar Hill Historic District, Virginia Hill Historic District, Bristol Warehouse Historic District, and Bristol Downtown Commercial Historic District.

“Well-maintained properties are key to vibrant, safe, and productive neighborhoods and cities.”, according to Catherine Brillhart, Committee Chair.  “The Historic District Preservation Award program encourages maintenance and preservation of residential and commercial properties, which positively impacts economic development and preserves the rich history and charming landscape in the City of Bristol, Virginia.” 

The annual award program was originally announced in 2014 to encourage excellence in preservation and thereby decrease blight in the city.  The 2014 Flagship Award was presented to Pleasant Hill in the Solar Hill Historic District, the former residence of the late Bristol Historian V. N. "Bud" Phillips.  Since 2014, a total of twelve residential and commercial properties have been awarded in the City of Bristol, Virginia.

The 2018 award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on May 10, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia, coinciding with National Historic Preservation Month.

Nomination forms and submission guidelines are available here.  For ease of nomination, the public is encouraged to use the convenient online nomination form. However, an interactive version of the form may also be completed online, then printed, and mailed or hand-delivered. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2018.

For additional information, contact Catherine Brillhart, Chair of the Historic District Preservation Award Committee, at cbrillhart100@yahoo.com or (276) 591-6952.

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