WAHPC Excellence Awards Nomination Form

The Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions is accepting nominations
for its 2019 Historic Preservation Excellence Awards.

 

The Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Historic Preservation Excellence Awards.

Each year WAHPC issues Awards of Excellence at its Annual Meeting and Conference to deserving projects throughout the state. Please fill out the Nomination Form below by Friday, March 22, 2019. Be sure to include a narrative description of the project, available photographs (in jpg or jpeg format only) and copies of available supporting documentation. Please provide us contact information for your award nominee, so that we may contact successful awardees before the Annual Meeting and Conference. Award certificates will be presented at the conference and, if it is the awardee’s desire, at a suitable event in the awardee’s community.

 

The Award Categories are:

 

Identification and Designation

This award would go to a historic preservation commission that sponsored a significant architectural or archaeological survey, the nomination of a property (or properties) to the State and National Register of Historic Places, or designation as a local landmark.

 

Economic Redevelopment/Revitalization

This award would go to a private non-profit group or historic preservation commission that used accepted preservation practices as tools in revitalizing an area or neighborhood.

 

Restoration/Rehabilitation

This award would go to a private non-profit organization, historic preservation commission or individual for the significant restoration or rehabilitation of a local historic property.

 

Historic Preservation Commission

This award would go to a historic preservation commission that through the exercise of its project review authority, made a significant difference in the outcome of a particular property or project.

 

Advocacy

This award would go to either a historic preservation commission, a private historic preservation organization or individual for its advocacy work that had a real and beneficial impact on the local community.

 

2018 WAHPC Award of Excellence went to the Burg Mansion, Platteville, for a high quality restoration to a very significant house. The residence of Dr. Paul Mariskanish and Jen Long is a cream brick home in the Queen Anne style. The 16 room home was built in 1908 and 1909 by the Fanz (Frank) Xavier Burg Sr. family. Platteville architect Henry Kleinhammer designed this mansion. The home remained in the Burg family until 1976. It is located in the West Main Street Residential Historic District, which was designated in 2007. The home features hand-crafted woodwork, ornate trim, columns, beveled and stained glass, beamed ceilings, fireplaces, and original light fixtures.