HISTORIC PRESERVATION HONOR ROLL OF WINNERS
SINCE 2006 | ANNUAL ‘PEP’ & RESOURCE AWARDS: Preserve, Enhance, Promote
Recognizing those who have restored or maintained historic structures in Monroe County.
Since 2015, the awards have also recognized “heritage resources” that are not necessarily structures.
Heritage resource winners
HERITAGE RESOURCE AWARD WINNERS
ABOUT THE AWARDSEach year the Monroe County Historical Association recognizes private property owners, commercial establishments and nonprofit or publicly-funded organizations who have restored or maintained historic structures in Monroe County by presenting its Preserve, Enhance, Promote (PEP) Awards.
Structures must be 50 years old or older and must have maintained their original street view and facade: windows, doorways, trim, etc.
For structures being put to commercial or nonprofit use, applicants must include promotional material highlighting the historic nature of the building, including interior spaces open to the public. Special consideration is given to structures that have been restored within the last five years.
Five members of the Monroe County Historical Association judge the properties using a point system. Points are awarded for exterior preservation of windows, walls, trim and doorways.
For private homes, a drive-by inspection is done.
Commercial property judging includes a walk-through of public areas mentioned in the nomination forms, such as a hotel lobby, etc.
Additional points are awarded for restoration work, attractive signs, National Register status and historic promotional materials for commercial structures.