Historical society accepting historic preservation award nominations.

October 13, 2016
mason_county_historical_societyHistorical society accepting historic preservation award nominations. 
PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Historical Society is accepting applications for the Haskell Historic Preservation Award for 2016. The Henry and Elizabeth Haskell Award for Historic Preservation is given to an individual, business, or corporation who restores a local building for historic preservation of its architectural heritage.
The award is presented the annual meeting of the Mason County Historical Society. The main objective of the award is to promote awareness and interest in Mason County’s architectural heritage.
Other goals and objectives include:
  • To publicly recognize those property owners who have made commitments of time and money to improve their homes and businesses in ways that are sympathetic with the historic values endeared by the Mason County Historical Society and Mason County as a whole.
  • To educate the public about the three distinct, but interrelated, approaches to the treatment of historic properties (during or prior to the Great Depression years): Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Restoration.
  • To encourage more property owners to improve their homes/businesses in ways that are sympathetic with historic values.
Applications may be obtained by calling 231-843-4808. Anyone wishing to nominate a potential building is encouraged to also call the Historical Society. Application deadline is November 1.
Past Haskell Award recipients include:
2015- Ryan Reed- IOOFBuilding 115 W. Ludington Avenue
2013-Joseph and Mykila Althouse 316 N. Gaylord, Ludington
2012- Albert Silander 6768 W.Silander Lane, Ludington
2010- Lon and Karen Reader 164 S. Main St., Custer
2009- Gary and Sue Ann Schnitker 409 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington
2008- Roger and Marcia Hansen 3529 W. Conrad Rd., Ludington
2007- Gerry and Gloria Taylor 4539 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington
2006 – Roger and Gayle Anderson 405 E. Ludington Ave, Ludington
For more information on the Haskell Historic Preservation Award, contact Historic White Pine Village, 231-843-4808, email us at opmgr@historicwhitepinevillage.org, or check out our web site at www.historicwhitepinevillage.org.

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